Category Archives: Children’s literature

A Little Princess Finds Her Voice by Holly Webb

A Little Princess Finds Her Voice by Holly Webb is a good continuation novel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. I enjoyed having an older Lottie as the central character and how Sara was there but in the background. It … Continue reading

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Green Eyed Goose by Lisa Griffin

Green Eyed Goose by Lisa Griffin is a cute story about a goose that isn’t first at anything. He sits around feeling jealous and sorry for himself. After talking to a little bird about being happy where you’re at instead … Continue reading

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A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski

A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski was an interesting middle grade book about grief, acceptance and friendship, with a touch of historical mystery. It introduces young readers to a heavy topic: the Holocaust. Maggie must create a thought-provoking … Continue reading

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Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn

Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn is a wonderful A rhyming story with a nice cadence. This book is about the loving relationship between a boy and his Jjajja (grandfather) and how stories can make … Continue reading

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Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Little People, Big Dreams series, is a really nice introduction to Anne Frank.  This is an early picture book biography. The story is a very simplified version of the diary of Anne Frank. The pictures are cartoony, yet … Continue reading

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Kid Scientists by David Stabler and Anoosha Syed

Kid Scientists by David Stabler and Anoosha Syed is a wonderful collection of stories that share the early path of some famous scientists. This is an excellent nonfiction book that would be great upper elementary and middle school students. I … Continue reading

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Tree Song by Tiffany Stone

Tree Song by Tiffany Stone is a joyful book follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. At every stage of the tree’s life, children are … Continue reading

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When God Gave Us Words by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

When God Gave Us Words by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is an imaginative origin story. The story is that God wants to give humans words, the angels resist, wanting that ability to be theirs alone. God persists, so the angels distribute … Continue reading

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Lulu Is A Rhinoceros by Jason Flom, Allison Flom

Lulu Is A Rhinoceros by Jason Flom, Allison Flom is a cute, silly story of a dog who thinks she is a rhino, even though the world sees her as a bull dog. Lulu is a bulldog who sees herself … Continue reading

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National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber

National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber is a visually stunning guide for young readers. It is a wonderful collection of facts and detailed  illustrations highlighting some of the more popular national parks in the United States. The parks … Continue reading

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