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The Long Shadow by Beth Kanell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781432837631
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Published: Five Star Publishing - April 15th, 2018

Set in North Upton, Vermont in 1850, Kanell deals with abolition, bounty hunters and hiding fugitives of the escaped slave kind. Her narrator, Alice, is a young teen girl, growing up in a family of brothers in a small Vermont town. Her best friend lives next door and her family owns the local tavern. The first time she meets a person of color is when Sarah, a slave that was brought to Vermont to keep her free, comes to the village. When the slave bounty hunter comes to the area, Alice will do anything she can to help save her new “sister” even take her friend to Canada if need be. History comes to life and we see how the everyday person has strengths they did not realize they had. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers

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By Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781683691136
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Published: Quirk Books - March 19th, 2019

Fred McFeely Rogers was a staple in multiple children’s lives in two countries. In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers we have 75 songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and The Children's Corner. Luke Flowers and his illustrations bring to life the characters from our childhood. Funny, sweet, silly and sincere poems/songs/stories about the everyday is probably what Rogers did best. These poems are about new siblings, being mad/angry, feeling shy, playing, even learning grown-ups where kids once, too. The afterwards gives some biographical information . ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501178320
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Published: Atria/Keywords Press - September 19th, 2017

While the poems are mostly geared towards a 20 and 30 something aged crowd, anyone can relate as they deal with everything from the traditional “deep stuff” (anxiety, relationships) to “fun stuff” for a cleanse of the pallet. Hanna’s illustrations are not very detailed pencil-like drawings, yet there is detail where detail is needed. A perfect curl-up-with-cup-of-tea-laugh-and-cry-out-loud-book! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett - Book Review

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By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338143591
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Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

Spies! Intrigue! The Queen of England! Disguises! Homework! These are just some of the dangers that Mac B., Kid Spy deals with in this new, almost true! series. A laugh-out-loud, James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid type of adventure. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524719388
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Cardboard Kingdom is a graphic novel that follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical costumes as they explore life, family, friends and themselves. Realistic themes but geared for ages 8 to 10. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Bloom by Kevin Panetta - Book Review

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By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626726413
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Realistic and slightly humorous, this graphic novel is a coming of age story that most can relate to. It deals with growing up, sexuality and family vs friendships. Due to context of the themes, ages 14 to adult. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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