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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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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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Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud

Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud is a wonderful book for children. It is based on the story of how the potato chip was finally created. Mr. Crum was a wonderful cook who was known far and wide as … Continue reading

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Nørth: How to Live Scandinavian by Brontë Aurell

Nørth: How to Live Scandinavian by Brontë Aurell is a fun introduction to Scandinavia.  This book is filled with recipes, instructions and playful sideways satirical jabs at each of the three Scandinavian countries. From the OCD “it has to be … Continue reading

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The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe tells the story of Dita Krauss, who acted as a librarian in Auschwitz (where books were forbidden), and how she coped. The story tell about the a harrowing look at what life was like … Continue reading

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10 Routes That Crossed the World by Gillian Richardson

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10 Routs that Crossed the World by Gillian Richardson is a book that discusses the history behind 10 important routes in the world. Each chapter begins with a short story based on the specific route and then proceeds to facts … Continue reading

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