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The Lowering Days: A Novel by Gregory Brown - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062994134
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Published: Harper - March 2nd, 2021

A debut novel set in 1980s Maine, beautifully written and thoroughly engrossing, tells a layered story of the far-reaching effects & events centered around a bankrupt paper mill that is set to reopen, but is instead burned to the ground in an act of arson.
Rich with local legends and Penobscot lore, filled with reverence for the natural world, this powerful story of fragile family loyalties and the desire to protect what you love features a vibrant cast of perfectly human characters that had me invested in each and every outcome. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Natalie Portman's Fables by Natalie Portman - Book Review

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By Natalie Portman, Janna Mattia (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250246868
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 20th, 2020

What a fun read-aloud! With engaging kid-friendly rhymes, Natalie Portman retells 3 classic fables in a light and witty voice. Using kid-friendly humor, these familiar stories are infused with modern twists, including gender-inclusive roles, healthy life choices, and eco-friendly living, while deftly delivering these classic and timeless values: The rewards of perseverance, the benefits of making good choices, and the comforts of simple living and true friendship. I highly recommend! ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Paper World: Planet Earth by Bomboland - Book Review

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By Templar Books, Templar Books (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208542
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Published: Big Picture Press - September 17th, 2019

My only objection about this book is that it wasn’t available when I was a kid! With beautiful artwork and enticing flaps, this gorgeous book is an engaging and fresh approach to teaching the beauty and wonders of our one and only home, Planet Earth. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Peace, Love, Action!: Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z by Tanya Zabinski - Book Review

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By Tanya Zabinski, Ani DiFranco (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781946764478
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Published: Plum Blossom - August 27th, 2019

I learned so many new things reading this gem! Filled with captivating profiles of peaceful activism and mindful living, the author presents an inspirational handbook for your young person’s inner advocate. What would you take a stand for? ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds - Book Review

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By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Friends, foes, family, strangers, school buses, skateboards, bullies, and boogers. In his unique voice, Reynolds tells 10 different stories about what happens on the way home from school. With a brilliant balance of humor and gravity, this book tackles some pretty heavy topics with solid respect. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


How to Put a Whale in a Suitcase by Raul Guridi - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781849766234
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Published: Tate Publishing - October 29th, 2019

A conceptual and evocative picture book posing the question, "What would you take with you if you had to leave home suddenly?" The boy in the story, on the verge of a long journey, finds a way to fit his beloved whale into his suitcase. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


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