The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear - Book Review

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By Kyo Maclear, Chris Turnham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452150659
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 27th, 2016

Charming winter adventure for ages 3-7. The boy and his toboggan explore woods, helping animals along the way! Beautiful illustration in a limited palette pull you into their world of crunching snow and chattering squirrels. Lovely! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Silver on the Road

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ISBN: 9781481429696
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Published: Saga Press - October 11th, 2016

From the very start this book reads like you're sitting around a campfire listening to someone tell a tale of the American west, which fits the novel so well. I was drawn in first by the style that Gilman writes in, which is quite lyrical, and then by the premise of the story. The novel opens in the territory of the west, which is filled with a strange magic and owned by the Devil. Isobel, a girl of sixteen has worked for the Devil all her life but now is given the choice to serve as his left hand. Not knowing what she's getting herself into, Isobel accepts, putting herself in more danger than she's ever known existed in the devil's west. As a character, Isobel is the perfect amount of smart, stubborn, and dangerous in her own way and I look forward to seeing more of her in the future of this series! ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams

Penguin Problems

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By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553513370
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

Penguin's existential crisis takes the form of endless complaints about everyday life in this hilarious book from Lane Smith and Jory John. Young children will recognize Penguin's incessant whining as familiar territory and will appreciate a wise walrus's perspective-lending monologue when delivered aloud by an engaging reader. Ages 4-8. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

The Secret Language of Dogs

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ISBN: 9781607749523
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 11th, 2016

Have you ever wondered what your dog feels or maybe what your dog is trying to say to you? This book helps to decode just what your dogs’ behavior means. From the wag of the tail, the strength of the bark and even the playfull running in circles means something. Dogs communicate using body and vocal signals that reflect what they are thinking and feeling. By understanding the signs, you will build a stronger relationship with your pet and a life time of joy. This book is definitely worth the read. ~ Reviewed by Sue Rice

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