Patricia Dunn, author of Rebels by Accident, selected her family’s five favorite books with the help of her husband Allan Tepper. They are a beautiful collection of diverse characters and plots.
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George Can! (And You Can Too) is an affirming picture book about the wonderful powers of positive thinking. It offers young readers a playful nudge toward an optimistic attitude by utilizing the mantra “I can! I will! I believe!”
The Orphan of Torundi delivers all the key ingredients for a successful young adult novel. Romance, fast adventure, and a believable landscape blend together for a consuming read with a strong protagonist.
In the latest installment to Carole P. Roman’s award-wining series, Captain No Beard and his crew are heading in the direction of the North Star. This time they’re on a journey that the captain’s team is not so keen on joining—Captain No Beard has plans to take something without asking permission.
With a humorous voice and multiple anecdotes, Joey, a chocolate Labrador who enjoys digging and escaping beyond his home’s fence, provides an entertaining narration for both children and adults.
If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review
Discover the western European country of Portugal with award-winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman.
Ned is a book-smart turtle with a very introspective way of thinking. As Rosco cartwheels onto the scene singing a song, Ned’s long awaited moment of serenity is shattered and so begins the story’s true tale of accepting differences and finding a balance between learning and living.
In Carole P. Roman’s fifth installment of her award-winning Captain No Beard series, The Treasure of Snake Island, the crew of the Flying Dragon discovers the power of reading.
I Wish Raisins Could Float is a quirky short story for middle grade readers, which explores the hardship of losing a pet.
Gwendolyn’s Nose exhales a windstorm of outrageous rhymes, a sense of possibility, and fun. Clever wordsmith Irene Marynowicz raps about a little girl who has a very big problem with her proboscis.
L.L. Helland’s aptly named The Hellandback Kids takes the reader on a wonderfully wacky, mind-bending fantasy adventure wherein the characters learn as the subtitle warns to “Be Careful What You Wish For.”