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Walk This World

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By Jenny Broom, Lotta Nieminen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763668952
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013

This composite of global cultures celebrates the similarities and differences between people around the world. Travel to a new country on every page, each with new surprises: peek through windows, open doors and delve underground by opening the many flaps on every spread. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

My True Love Gave to Me

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By Scott McKowen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781770852310
Availability: Special Order
Published: Firefly Books - June 27th, 2013

The illustrations that grace our cover and adorn the page numbers are from this lovely clothbound book. The inspiration for this volume comes from the illustrator's mother who silkscreened her own cards every holiday season. While a few liberties have been taken this fresh approach is at once thoughtful and humorous. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Raven Boys

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ISBN: 9780545424936
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

With a wonderful cast of quirky characters, rife with seers, graveyards and enough atmosphere to last for a very long time, this is a beautifully written, compelling read. While it has many elements of current trends in young adult literature, it stands alone due to the talent of the author. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Boot & Shoe

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442422476
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 2nd, 2012

The brilliance of this lovely picture book lies in its simplicity. Frazee expertly culls a wide array of emotions and fluidity from two sibling canines as they go about their day and the business of being friends and comrades against a pesky squirrel. Comic timing and wonderfully subtle artwork make this volume quite a gem. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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By Helen Ward, Helen Ward (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763660987
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Published: Templar - September 11th, 2012

The lovely illustration gracing our cover is taken from a newly realized version of this magical tale set in glamorous 1930s New York at Christmas time. The book is a sumptuous retelling in the hands of award-winning artist Ward. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Clifford Collection

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ISBN: 9780545450133
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2012

Upon first glance of this keepsake 50th anniversary edition I was catapulted back to childhood and recalled these original stories and illustrations with great fondness. With revelations about Clifford and Emily Elizabeth's origins, this is a wonderful introduction to the "Big Red Dog." ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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