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Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524770235
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Iris, a young tech genius who happens to be the only deaf girl in her school, often feels lonely and unheard. When she's not buried arm deep in repairing old radios, she's struggling to find connections with the people around her... until she learns of Blue 55, a whale whose obstacles are similar to hers. Soon, Iris becomes obsessed with finding Blue 55, and will stop at nothing to make sure he "hears" her, and she "hears" him.
Heartwarming and inspiring, Song for a Whale is a moving story that will show you how one simple act can lead to something much bigger than anything you could have ever imagined. A purely enjoyable read! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


King Mouse by Cary Fagan - Book Review

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By Cary Fagan, Dena Seiferling (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780735264045
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Published: Tundra Books - September 24th, 2019

Fans of Little Bear will adore this sweet tale of friendship, sharing, imagination, and kindness. When a mouse finds a tiny crown in the grass, it sparks a wondrous tale of Kings and Queens, and the importance of inclusion. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


The Tree That's Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593119679
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

A heartfelt holiday story about a lonely Christmas tree who learns what it means to be loved, and also how to love yourself. A perfect book to spark conversation about kindness, celebrating what makes us unique, and the true meaning of Christmas. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

Slow to start, this haunting novel follows two friends bonded through the realities of war. Separated before one crash lands the plane she is piloting, "Verity," thought to be a British spy, is captured by the Gestapo and tortured for information. "Kittyhawk" lands in enemy territory, and must find a way to survive, as well as piece together Verity's disappearance and save her before it's too late.
Clever, dark, and filled with twists and turns as sharp as barbed wire, the bonds of friendship and loyalty are truly tested in this harrowing historical fiction. Endings rarely give me nightmares, but this one did. Totally worth the read. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Beast: Face-To-Face with the Florida Bigfoot by Watt Key - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374313692
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 14th, 2020

Adam saw something standing in the road which ultimately caused the accident that led to his parents' disappearance. Unable to come to terms with what he saw, he ventures into an uninhabitable wilderness in search of answers, no matter how dangerous his journey may become.
Living in the north country, we're familiar with Bigfoot - or Sasquatch - and all of us know a story or two about the myths surrounding the mysterious being. Key's fast paced and wild thrill ride takes us to the very edges of human civilization in pursuit of these elusive legendary creatures, in a hair-raising story of survival and adventure. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell - Book Review

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By Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator), Sarah Stern (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9781626721623
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Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

It’s Josiah and Deja’s last night working at the pumpkin patch... and there’s trouble to be had, missions to complete, and delicious fall snacks to scarf down. What will the night bring? How will it end?
I laughed, I smiled, and I read this entire graphic novel in one sitting. It’s charming, it’s sweet, and as I’m sitting here dreaming of trying a pumpkin bomb, I look forward to reading more of Rainbow Rowell’s works. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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