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Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763694647
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Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2019

Another wonderful character brought to life by Kate DiCamillo. Beverly embarks on an adventure in search of a new life after her dog dies-finding more than she knew she was looking for. Fast paced, touching, and humorous, readers will jump right in with Beverly. ~ Reviewed by Jessie DeGarmo


Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

Warga tells a beautiful story about fitting in when you only stand out. Yet, our narrator Jude wants to stand out. But not because she is “weird” (aka: Muslim, does not speak English well) but because she belongs. Jude finds a way to balance all the parts that make her, Jude: the brave girl, the sister, the proud daughter, the friend and cousin. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner - Book Review

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By Heather Kassner, Matt Saunders (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250296894
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 6th, 2019

Irréelle is a perfectly imperfect girl magicked into being by the villainous imagination of Miss Vesper and the help of some bone dust. All Irréelle wants is to be made real. But at what cost? Kassner's debut is a haunting tale of magic and graveyards, sure to delight fans of all things spooky. Though the story is rich with darkness its theme of friendship woven throughout casts a bright light, creating a masterful work full of heart. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems by Margarita Engle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781627795319
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 8th, 2019

Prose poems created by Engle are romantic in places and always serious with her pride in her heritage. And while history tends to lump all “Hispanic peoples” into one group, Engle shows how they are separate, how interactions occurred and how Moctezuma’s great-granddaughter could also be Cortez’s great-granddaughter. Each poem shows how history has repeated itself multiple times but here are always new pieces as well. You see the people and places presented and see the connections of then and now. Also, the connections of Spanish and English history are touched on. And if you’ve read her Jazz Owls a familiar face makes an appearance. ~ Reviewed by Jeantte


Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781681191089
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

Amara has dreamed of visiting Harlem in NYC to learn about her father's childhood, and she finally gets the chance when her father goes there for business. But there's a catch-her father and her grandpa haven't spoken since the day Amara was born twelve years ago. Inspiring and heartwarming, Watson crafts a story about mending lost relationships and rekindling the feeling of family. ~ Reviewed by Jessie DeGarmo


A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338233209
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

Fans of magical realism and Kate DiCamillo's books should pick this up.
In his grandpas attic, a boy finds a pile of toys, old but never played with - and maybe a bit magic... They are the start of an amazing school year of new friendships, family secrets and a Wishing Well that might have more to it than most of the town thinks...
A book to make you laugh and tear-up, this would make a great classroom read-aloud. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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