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A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry - Book Review

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By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062895936
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

Swift, a young wolf separated from his pack due to an attack by a rival wolf family, must navigate a lone stretch of pacific wilderness on an adventure of survival. Alone, Swift faces hunger, injuries, poachers and other enemies as he struggles to find a new place called home.
Inspired by the true story of OR-7, this charming journey is told in the wolf's point of view and will stick with you long after you put the book down. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki - Book Review

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By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A snap shot of two girls during the summer their innocence is partly-lost, one comes to an understanding of herself and both learn that growing pains take on different forms. The themes, language and situations are realistic. There is some mature language and while no actual sexual scenes are shown, images can be sexual with overtones to having sex and pregnancy. Therefore, this is for mature/strong ages 13 to adult. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Each Peach Pear Plum board book by Allan Ahlberg - Book Review

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By Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670882786
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 1999

An all time favorite, '80s classic! Rhyming text tells a sweet adventure staring all the favorite fairy-tale and Nursery Rhymes friends, like Jack and Jill, Mother Hubbard and Robin Hood. Take your time and look at the art as well, there are surprises hidden in them! I have this book memorized, and I never get tired of it. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani DasGupta - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338185713
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

Fans of Percy Jackson, pick this up! It has everything:

  • Mythology (from India)
  • Riddles (fun to solve)
  • Non-stop action (the whole book happens in just 3 days)
It is quite a birthday for Kiran... She comes home from school to find that her parents have been abducted by inter-dimensional demons. Twins from a parallel world tell her the only way to save them - a quest involving a Serpent King, a black hole, and a talking bird. Happy Birthday, Kiran!
A very fun read. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Chirp by Kate Messner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781547602810
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

I challenge you to read this book and not laugh-out-loud!
Mia is enjoying summer - new camps, new friends, and best of all, helping her grandma on the farm. And she needs help - people aren't excited to eat her product, because... she grows crickets. The answer? Launch a social media cricket eating challenge, of course!
As Mia and her friends look to the future and work on growing the cricket business, Mia is also looking to her past. She used to be a star gymnast, but since her fall, she gets queasy just looking at a balance beam. But maybe the fall wasn't the only thing that makes her hesitant to go back...
Kate Messner is a master of tween stories, giving readers current big world-issues to explore, and creating fully-formed characters you can root for! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781626720534
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

Every autumn the village places lanterns in the river and lets them float off to the unknown. Legend has it, they become stars. This year, Ben and his friends are determined to follow the lanterns to their end. They make a pact: No one turns for home. No one looks back. Yet, eventually all but Ben and “tag-along” Nathaniel, are left. That will not stop Ben. Tonight, is the night for adventure. Even if that adventure includes a talking bear, a busy witch, a giant dog, a rickety gondola boat and catching the sun. Color, or the lack of, plays an important part. Mostly there is blue and dark colors with scattered white and yellow of light. Text and illustrations complement each other perfectly for the 10 to 14 (to adult) crowd. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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