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Explorers by Matthew Cordell - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250174963
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 24th, 2019

By the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Wolf in the Snow, this is a lively story told without words. The vibrant ink and watercolor illustrations invite the reader to accompany a boy and his family on an outing to a natural history museum. He learns lessons about the perils of possessiveness and control, and the joys of being open to new experiences and people. I loved this book! ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


Margaret Wise Brown 5-Minute Stories by Margaret Wise Brown - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781684128495
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - September 3rd, 2019

Eight original stories by the author of Goodnight Moon, each illustrated by a different artist. The stories cover counting, seasons, adventure, nature, and dreams. Brown teaches children that stories can inspire creativity, and encourages them to anticipate what comes next. The rhymes are as fun for the reader as they are for the child who listens. ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


Little Robin's Christmas by Jan Fearnley - Book Review

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By Jan Fearnley, Jan Fearnley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536208252
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nosy Crow - September 10th, 2019

A countdown of the seven days before Christmas. This is a warm-hearted book about a little robin named Little Robin, the spirit of giving, and gifts that come from looking out for one’s friends. The author’s illustrations are funny and sweet⁠—there’s even a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Claus! ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


Is That You, Eleanor Sue? by Tricia Tusa - Book Review

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By Tricia Tusa, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250143235
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 4th, 2018

A beautifully illustrated book about a day in the life of a (very patient!) mother and daughter. Eleanor Sue keeps showing up at the front door in many different disguises and roles. Her mother plays her part, allowing Eleanor Sue to play out her imaginative characters. A warm, fun story, filled with acceptance and unconditional love. ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


Smithsonian: Timelines of Everything by DK - Book Review

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By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781465474933
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Published: DK Children - October 30th, 2018

From the Big Bang to today, this DK book contains more than 120 beautifully rendered timelines that depict a wide range of topics, contextualizing events and concepts to help kids make sense of the world. ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


Monstrous Devices by Damien Love - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451478580
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

A 12-year-old boy named Alex receives an old tin robot from his grandfather, which mysteriously triggers an attack that puts them in danger. What makes the robot so deadly? Together, Alex and his grandfather embark on an adventure across Europe to unravel the secrets of the old toy. Fastpaced and full of humor! ~ Reviewed by Beth Byrne


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