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Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima - Book Review

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By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

House is worried. What if she's.... HAUNTED? This sweet, silly book has an important story to tell about self-acceptance and the value of being who you are. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Boo Stew by Donna L. Washington - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781682632215
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2021

Boo Stew is probably not a dish you wish served cold, hot or at all! Curly Locks might have a good heart, and a passion for cooking, but her ingredients are a bit, unique, to say the least. The townsfolk of Toadsuck Swamp know that you do not even have a nibble of a creation by Curly Locks. Yet, one day one of her dishes goes missing from her windowsill and the town is being bullied by Scares (who Curly Locks has never paid too much mind to). Are the two related? And can Curly Locks batwing brownies or toad eye toffees be the trick? Or is she going to have to be a bit more creative to scare away big, bad scary Scares that holler, “Gitchey Boo, Gitchey Bon! Gitchey Goo, Gitchey Gone!”? This diverse take on the Goldilocks story is sweet and funny with cuddly, spooky and adorable illustrations. Not just for Halloween. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima - Book Review

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By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Sima has written, as well as illustrated, a picture book that is about a house who is afraid she is haunted! She does not want to be haunted. Therefore, she tries to stay calm, so doors do not creak. She tries to make sure things are not spooky and odd sounds do not come from her. Yet, one day she has an experience that changes her feelings, and she realizes that being haunted might not be so bad after all, especially when the right family finds you! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette Sessions


My Creepy Valentine by Arthur Howard - Book Review

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By Arthur Howard, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481458405
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 6th, 2020

Mitzi, the witch thinks, Valentine’s Day is too Lovey-Dovey. She likes the other holidays but not Valentine’s Day. That is until she meets: Spencer. I mean, who would not love this dreamboat? He squirts milk out his nose and can hang upside down and wiggle his ears! So, Mitzi does the one thing she has never done: make him a Valentine’s Day card. But things do not work out as she hoped. Or … do they? This is a sweet book about family, friends and what a real Valentine’s Day card is all about. Adorable and colorful illustrations round things up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Mistletoe: A Christmas Story by Tad Hills - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593174425
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 29th, 2020

Embodying the spirit of friendship and giving, this sweet and cozy story illustrates the lengths one little mouse goes to so that her beloved friend can enjoy the season, but most of all the snowy terrain she loves. A wonderful introduction to the true meaning of the season. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale by Eric A. Kimmel - Book Review

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By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368041751
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

This wholly original story weaves in the traditions and beliefs associated with Hanukkah. When young Simon is stranded on an ice floe on his way to America, a Menorah and a polar bear are his saving graces. His belief in miracles and the origin of Hanukkah light the way to his rescue and good fortune for him and his family upon arrival in America. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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