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A Literary Tea by Alison Walsh

A Literary Tea: Party Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere by Alison Walsh is a collection of literary-inspired recipes of savories, breads, and desserts, which are inspired by familiar children’s classics. Enjoy a Beorn’s Honey … 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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Tell Me a Mitzi by Lore Segal

Tell Me a Mitzi by Lore Segal has three stories within one about Mitzi and her younger brother and their daily tales. The tales are a little slices of life with whimsy, a touch of fantasy, and a lot of repetition. The … Continue reading

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The Very Very Very Long Dog by Julia Patton

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The Very Very Very Long Dogby Julia Patton is a cute book about a dogs adventure through town. The story is funny and light hearted. This story teaches to accept everyone no matter their differences. Bartleby lives in a bookstore and … Continue reading

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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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The Loud House #1 “There Will Be Chaos” by Chris Savino

The Loud House #1: “There Will Be Chaos” by Chris Savino is based off of the Nickelodeon T.V. show. When I saw this book I knew a few of my students would love to read this story. The student I requested this book … Continue reading

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Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb

Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb is a magical story. Webb has placed the sequel in 1939 which is effective as it presents a believable way to bring children back to Misselthwaite Hall with the same sense of abandonment, … 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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A Promise for Tomorrow by Miranda Barnes

A Promise for Tomorrow by Miranda Barnes is a wonderful book. It is a story about new beginning and new romantic interests. Just because one chapter in your life ends does not mean that life ends all together and this … Continue reading

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