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Jennifer Armstrong - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

I wrote children's books for 25 years and learned a lot about children's literature, and now I am very happy to share what I've learned with my community. I love to read children's literature, obviously, but I also read history, crime, classics and cookbooks - lots of cookbooks - and I'm in a reading group in Saratoga Springs.

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) by Philip Pullman - Book Review

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$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

Welcome, once again, to Pullman's extraordinary imagination. The master storyteller has brought us back to the world of His Dark Materials, but earlier on, with some familiar characters and most notably, a new hero in a sturdy canoe: Malcolm Polstead. Part Arthurian quest, part Noah's flood, part Odyssey, part flight into Egypt, La Belle Sauvage will take you for a wild ride that will leave you breathless and yearning for more. ages 10+ ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Armstrong


Pup and Bear by Kate Banks - Book Review

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By Kate Banks, Naoko Stoop (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399554094
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 3rd, 2017

High in the Arctic a wolf pup gets lost, but a mama polar bear takes him in. The refrain, "I'm not your mother, but ..." lets us know that lost pup will be okay. When the wolf grows up, he has a chance to return the kindness. Ages 3+ ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Armstrong


Someday, Narwhal by Lisa Mantchev - Book Review

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By Lisa Mantchev, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481479707
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 17th, 2017

This charming companion book to Strictly No Elephants easily stands alone. A tiny pet narwhal dreams of exploring the world outside, but is full of doubts and fears until a gang of friends comes to help allay all those worries. Very sweet! Ages 3+ ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Armstrong


Refugee by Alan Gratz - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Three intertwined stories of three refugee families - one, a German Jewish family fleeing Nazi persecution in the 1930s and heading to Cuba, another, a Cuban family facing the Florida Straits in a homemade boat to escape Castro's oppression in 1994, and finally a Syrian family risking everything to reach Germany today. These three stories, featuring three frightened but determined young protagonists, bring the refugee crisis vividly to life for readers in fourth grade and up. Families and classrooms will have much to discuss with this one. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Armstrong


A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge - Book Review

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781419724848
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Published: Amulet Books - May 9th, 2017

Not since The Golden Compass have I been so completely enthralled by a fantasy world. This is an extraordinary adventure with a picaresque heroine you can't help cheering on. Highly recommended for readers eleven and older. ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Armstrong


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