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Review: Flora & Ulysses by Abby G.

Review: Flora and Ulysses:The Illuminated Adventures by Abby G., age 11 Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses:The Illuminated Adventures is witty, clever, and an all around good-humored book. Between K. G. Campbell’s illustrations and DiCamillo’s characters there is no possible way … read more »

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Review: Absolutely Truly by Abby G.

Review: Absolutely Truly by Abby G., age 11 I have a new found love of mysteries after reading Heather Vogel Frederick’s novel Absolutlely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery. Including characters and action that entices you to read on. I was … read more »

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Review: Mark of the Thief by Kate M.

Review: Mark of the Thief by Kate M., age 11 After being wowed by Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Ascendance Trilogy, I couldn’t wait for the release of the first book – Mark of the Thief – in her brand-new Praetor War … read more »

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Bird & Squirrel on Ice reviewed by Abby G.

Bird & Squirrel on Ice Reviewed by Abby G., age 11 Review: One of James Burks’ greatest works, Bird and Squirrel on Ice is a knee-slapping graphic novel that will keep you reading. You’ll find yourself reading it over and over … read more »

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Masterminds Review by Kate M.

Review: Masterminds by Kate M., age 11 Eli lives in Serenity, an idyllic town where the principles of peace and honesty are valued more than anything else. Or at least that’s what Eli thinks until he and his best friend … read more »

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Zita the Spacegirl reviewed by Abby G.

Zita the Spacegirl Reviewed by Abby G., age 11 Review: “Finders keepers!” Those are the two words that start Zita’s adventures. This graphic novel is filled to the brim with action, fun, and so many hilarious characters.This book is perfect … read more »

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The Spy School series by Kate M.

The Spy School series by Kate M., age 11 I loved Spy School by Stuart Gibbs. It’s an action-packed spy thriller that you can’t put down. And if you’ve read Spy School, it will probably come as no surprise that Spy … read more »

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The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella

While there are a gamut of children’s books on recycling and reusing, most of them are either dry directives or out-of-context advice. The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude Isabella is different. It is a … read more »

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher’s Summary: Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what … read more »

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson doesn’t want to sleep alone in her dark, scary room, so she sneaks into Mr. And Mrs. Watson’s bed and snuggles between them. Typical behavior of a preschooler, you say? Only problem is Mercy isn’t a preschooler. She’s … read more »

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