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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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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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All About Anne by Anne Frank House

All About Anne by Anne Frank House is a middle grade book about the life and death of Anne Frank, compiled by The Anne Frank House is an vitally important book that should be read by everyone, regardless of age.  It … Continue reading

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The Little Orphan Girl by Sandy Taylor

The Little Orphan Girl: The heartbreaking and gripping journey of an Irish orphan by Sandy Taylor is a beautifully written, emotional story of romance, hardships, heartbreak and the innocence of youth. The book is set in Ireland in the early 1900’s and … Continue reading

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Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris is a historical fiction. The idea of the novel came from a real photograph the author found advertising children for sale. The ideas are all fictional within the book though with even moving the … 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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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain is a historical fiction book that focuses on on Ernest Hemingway’s third wife, Martha Gellhorn. Martha was a respected and celebrated person with many accomplishments. She was a war correspondent for 60 years, and an author in … Continue reading

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The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer is a middle-grade novel about a Jewish family in Krakow, Poland in 1936. Life has become increasingly dangerous, as the violence and persecution of Jews increase. Anna is afraid if they don’t escape … Continue reading

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Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies and Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung N. Tran-Davies is a short, poetic, back-and-forth conversation between a mother and daughter. This is the story of a unnamed young girl whose mother is working hard so that her daughter may have a better life. … Continue reading

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My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional by Glenn Hascall

My Big Book of Bible Heroes Devotional by Glenn Hascall is a wonderful devotional. I am a teacher at a private Seventh-day Adventist school. I read this devotional to my students and they really enjoyed it.  This devotional is colorful and easy-to-read, … Continue reading

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