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Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson by Leda Schubert - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781499805925
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Published: little bee books - January 16th, 2018

Schubert is matter of fact about the life of a little-known dancer during pre-Civil Rights era. The amazing illustrations of Taylor help take the "sting" of the harsh and show you how beautiful this world is, too. The colors are soft, bold while capturing the feeling of the text. They are a story within themselves. Sensitive readers might not be okay with some of the context, but ages 5 to 8 should be fine. Great for a classroom. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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, deaf from birth, has had to navigate life within a world that does not always understand her. Luckily her maternal grandparents are also deaf, so she has had a safe harbor when things get stormy. But events toss her about and separates her even more from others. That is until she learns about a whale other whales do not understand either. Now Iris will do whatever it takes to let him know understands. Even if that means running away with her grandmother to deliver a special gift in person. And the currents of this adventure bring her things Iris could never imagine. A lovely story of friendship, determination and family. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Nighttime Symphony by Timbaland - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781442412088
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

A jazz lullaby-poem with smooth, light and dark colorful and soundful illustrations. Reality of the city flow into the images of the fantasy, dream world: the child sleeping on the moon or floating down the street on a tiny boat watching the feet above them go by. This is a lullaby, a read-anytime and even a book for adults who love amazing illustrations and a great story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh - Book Review

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By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

SKULLS! Yes, you have one. Yes, I have one. Yes, your dog has one. Yes, even a pirate has one! Thornburgh’s narrator takes you through the world of skulls in a scientific but storybook format. Follow along as the narrator tells you all the great things skulls do for you. The afterwards has more interesting facts that did not lend themselves easily to the story. See how not-scary and cool skulls are! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524714727
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 8th, 2019

As the saying goes, "Two can keep a secret, if one is dead." Or in this case, three. Three different girls have been killed around Homecoming over a several years period. It is up to Ellery and her new friends to see if they are connected and how. But, when you go poking a hornets nest, you are bound to stir up the bees! Can Ellery solve the case before she becomes the next victim of a killer? ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Guys Read: Heroes & Villains by Jon Scieszka - Book Review

Number seven in the Guys Read series, boys and girls and aliens from Mars and adults can read these stories about what makes heroes and what makes a villain. They are great stories by some of today's greatest contemporary authors of young adult literature. You will only but this down to read the other books in this series: Thriller; Other Worlds; True Stories; Funny Business; Sports Pages and Terrifying Tales. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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