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Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780142402245
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Published: Puffin Books - October 5th, 2006

Inspired by the true story of the Norwegian's daring plan to have their children sneak $9 million worth of gold bullion out of the country during the Nazi occupation of Norway, this book would seem far fetched had it not actually happened! A page turner from start to finish, you can't help but feel your spirit soar at the dedication and sheer bravery demonstrated in the face of unfathomable danger. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk

Sam & Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481416283
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

A wondrously unique and expressive picture book within a picture book. As Eva and Sam get into a tussle, their drawings get into the fray, taking sides, going wild, and ultimately spinning out of control. When even the "artists" can't reign things in, they escape through the artwork to a "blank page" where a new picture-story begins. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk

Small Walt by Elizabeth Verdick - Book Review

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By Elizabeth Verdick, Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481448451
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 31st, 2017

Reminiscent of The Little Engine That Could and The Little Blue Truck, Small Walt will warm your heart! Mark Rosenthal's nostalgic illustrations, bring Virginia Lee Burton to mind and are the perfect complement to this charming, "sure-to-be-a-classic" story of the "gentle might of the little guy". ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk

The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781626725058
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 21st, 2017

Mordicai Gerstein's stunningly beautiful illustrations help tell this tender and harrowing tale of a boy who risks much to try to save the life of a whale which had become trapped in his family's fishing net. A poignant and heartfelt reminder of the deep and abiding connection human beings share with the natural world. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk

Bear and Wolf by Dan Salmieri - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781592702381
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 27th, 2018

Bear and Wolf are strangers when they meet on a walk in the woods. As they travel along, they share special moments of curiosity and discovery, delighting in each other's company until it's time to say goodbye and go their separate ways. Charming illustrations accompany this beautifully rendered story capturing the warmth and openness of friendship. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk

Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht - Book Review

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By Patricia Toht, Jarvis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763695712
Published: Candlewick - September 19th, 2017

Lovely rhyme and charming illustrations, take us delightfully through each of the many steps in the annual Christmas Tree ritual. From picking a tree until finally gathering 'round the majestically decorated creation, the story is at once fresh and old-fashioned and it’s easy to imagine it becoming part of many-a-family’s tree-trimming tradition. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk


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