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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Book Review

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The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Illustrator) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780152023980
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Published: Clarion Books - June 1st, 2000

As vast and timeless and its desert setting, where the little prince appears, apparition-like, to tell a downed aviator about his life on a distant star. He's abandoned a prideful flower there, and as the aviator tries to take flight, the little prince learns that by being responsible for what he had renounced, he, too, may again soar. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Mother of a Movement: Jeanne Manford--Ally, Activist, and Co-Founder of Pflag by Rob Sanders - Book Review

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The Mother of a Movement: Jeanne Manford--Ally, Activist, and Co-Founder of Pflag By Rob Sanders, Sam Kalda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Sam Kalda (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433840203
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Published: Magination Press - September 6th, 2022

Sanders tells a story of what mothers could and can do, and how one stood up for one son after a horrific incident. Not shying away from issues, it is done in a child friendly and accessible manner. And Sam Kalda brings to light the 1970s in images that are, GROOVY! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780544824386
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2016

My great-aunt gave me an older edition of this book when I was a kid, and I still feel the urge to flip through it from time to time. Possibly the best explanation of human technologies that exists for late elementary to middle schoolers. Not a light read, but worth its hefty weight in gold to any curious minds with the patience to sit & dig in. ~ Reviewed by David Gray-Smith


She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change by Suma Subramaniam - Book Review

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She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change By Suma Subramaniam, Shreya Gupta (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Shreya Gupta (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374388744
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

Do you know who Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi was? She was a woman of India that broke gender barriers by using her powerful voice for justice and peace. She brought awareness to the plight of her people and her culture to the rest of the world. A beautiful and thoughtful biography enhanced by the boldly colored and detailed illustrations of Shreya Gupta. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. I by Diana Wynne Jones - Book Review

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780063067035
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 18th, 2021

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci series is one of my all-time favorites! Six books in three volumes follow Eric "Cat" Chant, Christopher Chant, and other magical children whose stories connect with the Chants. Cat and Christopher are powerful nine-lived enchanters who will each one day be the Chrestomanci, in charge of maintaining magical order in all the related worlds. But Christopher and Cat seem to lose lives oddly... Full of adventure, magical cats, griffins who name themselves, traveling between worlds, and missing goddesses, I laugh every time I read it! ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long


Greenglass House by Kate Milford - Book Review

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By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544540286
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Published: Clarion Books - November 1st, 2016

This fantastic book is one of my favorite novels, for children or otherwise.Milo's parents own an inn frequented by (lovable) smugglers, but when a collection of odd characters appear just before Christmas, their presence threatens to derail a normally peaceful holiday. To cope, Milo begins a game of role-play and mystery with the cook's daughter Meddy. However, what begins as a game soon begins to take on very real and somewhat alarming consequences. As they delve into the inn's past and the lives of their suspicious house guests, they soon discover much more than they bargained for. This is an engrossing and well written book that will entertain both children and parents alike, probably more than once. Surprises await! ~ Reviewed by James Case


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