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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun Cover Image
By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781608196418
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

This is a vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated activity book that every modern kid needs. It's at once cool and constructive, filled with activities that are fun, doable and designed to get kids engaged in the world at large. Highly recommended! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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Dodger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062009494
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - September 25th, 2012

Another wonderful romp of a book by Mr. Pratchett, inspired by Dickens' Artful Dodger character in Oliver Twist. Set in Victorian London, it features a colorful cast of characters including Dickens, Disraeli and Queen Victoria. History and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery coupled with a thoughtful coming of age element. ~ 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

Bear Has a Story to Tell

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By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596437456
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 4th, 2012

This gently told tale of Bear trying to tell his story before he slumbers for the winter is a wonderful picture of patience and compassion. None of the forest creatures have time to hear him but benefit from his helpfulness as they prepare for winter. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Silhouette of a Sparrow

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ISBN: 9781571317049
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 6th, 2013

Garnet longs for the freedom of the birds outside her window, but growing up in the 1920s, ladylike behavior is expected. A summer in Minnesota changes everything for her. A lovely bird silhouette graces each chapter and in turn each bird highlighted is characterized within the chapter. Charming coming of age tale. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Cover Image
By Helen Ward, Helen Ward (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763660987
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
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


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