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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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Vincent’s Colors: words and pictures by Vincent van Gogh

This is a beautiful book to introduce Vincent van Gogh to young readers and budding artists alike. Van Gogh wrote more than 800 letters to his friends and family in his lifetime. The majority of those letters were to to … read more »

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El Deafo by CeCe Bell

Publisher’s Summary: Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, … read more »

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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

Publisher’s Summary: Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning … read more »

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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Publisher’s Summary: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try … read more »

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Publisher’s Summary: “I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver … read more »

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Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett

Billy Twitters never thought his mom would make good on her threat to buy him a blue whale if he didn’t clean his room, brush his teeth or eat his peas. Well, she certainly showed him! WhenFedUp delivery (slogan: delivering punishment worldwide) … read more »

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Sergio Saves the Game! by Edel Rodriguez

Sergio Makes a Splash somehow never made our reading list. But after reading the second installment Sergio Saves The Game! by Edel Rodriguez it has now moved to the top of our list. Sergio loves soccer, and in his dreams he’s fantastic. In … read more »

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