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Towers Falling

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ISBN: 9780316262224
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 2016

Déja is starting at a new school--again--after her family was forced to move into a homeless shelter over the summer. Already tense, she finds herself stuck in a school project that threatens everything she thinks she knows about home and family. Like Crenshaw and Paper Things, this is a moving story about a group of kids who grapple with "adult" realities in realistic and uplifting ways. Even as Rhodes explores what happened on September 11th in particular, her story answers more questions about growing up in the post-9/11 years than it accounts for the events that transpired that day. A much-needed tale, full of interesting and kind characters. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck

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By David Friend, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399169564
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 14th, 2016

A great read-aloud vehicle book full of rhyme, color, and every kind of "thing that goes" that your child could possibly want! Delightful in every way, this one is a perfect follow-up to favorites like Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Little Blue Truck. Ages 2-5, though vehicle-loving 6's and 7's may still enjoy this dreamy story. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


My Favorite Pets: By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class by Jeanne Birdsall - Book Review

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By Jeanne Birdsall, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780385755702
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2016

Gus has to write a paper about his pet—but what do you do when your “pets” are seventeen sheep? Woolly antics abound in this funny and cute picture book perfect for ages five to eight. A must-have for farm kids, sheep lovers, and fans of school-based stories. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Level Up by Gene Luen Yang - Book Review

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By Gene Luen Yang, Thien Pham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250108111
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Published: Square Fish - July 19th, 2016

The perfect book about family expectations, shot dreams, guilt and sacrifice, all told through Pham’s great illustrations. After his father’s death, Dennis enrolls in med school to be a “good Asian son” and fulfill his dad’s dreams. Of course, he burns out—but it’s never that simple! Funny, touching, and with just the right amount of sadness. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Painting Pepette

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ISBN: 9781499801361
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Published: little bee books - June 7th, 2016

Fans of Madeline will love Josette and Pepette! Josette takes her stuffed rabbit, Pepette, everywhere she goes, but who should be the artist to paint her beloved stuffed pal's portrait? An absolutely lovely book full of favorite artists like Matisse and Dalí, plus a captivating look at Paris in the 1920's! ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Lady Lucy's Quest

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ISBN: 9781605712994
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Published: Shirespress - March 29th, 2016

With unwavering strength and courage, Lady Lucy defies odds (and surprises everyone) when she uses her ingenuity to become a knight. Told that girls cannot possibly pass the test of Knighthood, Lucy proves all to be wrong in a satisfying story reminiscent of The Paper Bag Princess. Full of girl-power and self-realization, Karen Gross' story delivers both graceful prose and gorgeous illustrations by Emma Willard School students (Shin & Jang) that give this tale an air of timelessness that will allow it to be enjoyed by kids of many ages. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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