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Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward - Book Review

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By Caroline Woodward, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781772290196
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Published: Simply Read Books - September 12th, 2017

Hearkening back to a more simplistic time, this sweet tale of a young girl's early morning journey through the woods to get to school is charming. The simple illustrations work perfectly in tandem with the spare text. A wonderful book to cuddle up with on a cold winter's evening. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780544319592
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

An utterly charming account of E.B. White and his life. Punctuated by Sweet’s charming illustrations along with photographs, letters and quotes, this volume illuminates the formative years of one of the most beloved writers of our time. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


A Hound's Holiday by Kim Spensley & Heather Bellanca - Book Review

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By Kim Spensley, Heather Bellanca (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780965547734
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Published: New Perth Publishing - November 1st, 2016

A lovely snow covered New England landscape is the setting for the charming Hound's Holiday with verse by Kim Smith Spensley, illustrated by Northshire Bookstore's own Heather Murray Bellanca, for all ages. This nostalgic look at a Victorian era family and its holiday traditions is the perfect story to gather your own family together to enjoy as a lively read-aloud. But most importantly..the hound ends up with his own warm and glorious holiday tradition. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef's Daughter, with Recipes by Alice Waters - Book Review

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By Alice Waters, Ann Arnold (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670016662
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Waters, founder of Chez Panisse, recounts with cheerful vignettes the memories and adventures of her nine-year old daughter as they made their way through France, eating and exploring. With 41 beginner recipes to encourage young chefs and adults alike to try their hand at French cooking. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Paint by Sticker Masterpieces - Book Review

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780761189510
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

A compelling activity for crafters & artists. Examine 12 iconic works of art through the process of “sticker-painting”. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385755924
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

Jack and Libby’s lives become entangled when a cruel high school prank lands them both in group counseling. Told from alternating points of view, this teen story about an unlikely pair forging a friendship is proof that one can find a sense of kinship in the most unexpected circumstances. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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