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Cheer Up, Ben Franklin! by Misti Kenison

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Cheer Up, Ben Franklin! by Misti Kenison is a board book for young readers with elements of American history. It is a wonderful book that has a basic intro to people of the American Revolution. In this book Ben has … Continue reading

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TIME for Kids: Presidents of the United States by The Editors of TIME for Kids

TIME for Kids: Presidents of the United States by The Editors of TIME for Kids is a book that contains a lot of information perfect for middle school aged children. The book begins with the history of how the presidency began. It then explains the … Continue reading

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A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua Kurlantzick

A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua Kurlantzick is a book about the history of Laos. The synopsis caught by eye since I lived and worked in Laos for a year as an English teacher. The book is … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon and John Brant

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon, and John Brant is the story of  Julius Achon, who was born in Uganda. The story follows Julius Achon who rose from nothing.  He grew up in a small village and … Continue reading

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Mount Hope: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park by Sarah Price

Mount Hope: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park by Sarah Price starts out in a small Amish community in Colorado. In the beginning of the story Fanny Price finds out that she and her brother will be leaving … Continue reading

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Kid presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents by David Stabler

Kid presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents by David Stabler is a book of just that American presidents when they were kids. The book is an excellent source of information about the childhood lives of many American presidents. … Continue reading

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City Fun by Margaret Hillert

City Fun by Margaret Hillert is a book with bright illustrations that are colorful, and show diversity.  In this book, two friends have a day in the city. Some of the activities are they go to the park, the library, ride … Continue reading

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Vanished: True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances by Elizabeth MacLeod

Vanished: True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances by Elizabeth MacLeod is a non-fiction book for middle grade readers. The book discusses six stories about mysterious disappearances in chronological order. It starts with the 17th-century in North Carolina with the settlement of … Continue reading

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Animal Planet Farm Animals byAnimal Planet

Animal Planet Farm Animals by Animal Planet is a book that the whole family can read and enjoy. It is informative but the pictures are what really draws the child in to the book. Through reading this book the reader will learn … Continue reading

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Francesca by Donald F Mayo

Francesca by Donald F Mayo is a complex historical fiction read. Francesca takes you to the era in which the book takes place. As the reader you feel like you are stepping back in history, which shows that Mayo did … Continue reading

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