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Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh - Book Review

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By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
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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$19.99
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


Little Fox in the Snow by Jonathan London - Book Review

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By Jonathan London, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763688141
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Published: Candlewick - November 13th, 2018

This is a beautiful, realistic story of what a fox does when they are out in the wild. Soft, rhyming text and bright rich color to the artwork combine to make a lovely story about a winter’s day and the adventures (and misadventures) on fox has. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger by Colin Meloy - Book Review

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By Colin Meloy, Nikki McClure (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062368256
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 17th, 2018

With this book about Pete Seeger, you get a less traditional styled biography. The facts are there, but done in a poetic fashion. The adult might feel they are reading a Seeger song. Text flows along the page on eh main color of the book: the golden thread. His works, life and the history of the nation are all melded together in a tuneful story. there is a a brief history at the end of the book hitting the highlights. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall by Hannah Holt - Book Review

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By Hannah Holt, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062659033
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2nd, 2018

On alternating pages, you see the time and effort that goes into natures creating a diamond and how Hall struggled to finally go to college and then create a process in the 1950s to make man-made diamonds. His granddaughter, Holt, deliberately makes the connection of how hard it is to make a diamond, how hard diamonds are and how hard it was for Hall to make his way in the world. The end has a wonderful brief history of not only Hall’s highlights, but the diamond in history. Fleck’s illustrations are bright, detailed, realistic in an animated way. This book needs to be read twice: once for the text and a second time to capture all the details of the art. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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