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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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Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed is an eye-opening and riveting story.  Amal loves learning, knows that freedom lies within the pages of books, and dreams of being a teacher. Those dreams are dashed when a run-in with the village’s most … Continue reading

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Molly the Mole A Story to Help Children Build Self-Esteem by Alice Reeves

Molly the Mole: A Story to Help Children Build Self-Esteem by Alice Reeves is part of the Truth and Tails series, specifically regarding Self-Esteem. Molly is feeling sad because she is comparing herself to her friends. She does not think she … 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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The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine; Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine; and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is a wonderful book about the mighty mustard seed. It contains colorful pictures that children will enjoy. I read this book to my students prior to a discussion of … Continue reading

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Fish-Boy An Inuit Folk Tale by Vanita Oelschlager

Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale by Vanita Oelschlager is very cute story with colorful and delightful illustrations. In this story, an old Inuit man tells the story of Fish Boy. The Arctic region of North America is a land of long days, icy cold, hardy … Continue reading

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P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy

P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy is a captivating and authentic story of a young girl as she writes letters to her sister about the issues of their lives. Evie’s voice drives the action in a way that feels real … 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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My Wounded Island by Jacques Pasquet

My Wounded Island by Jacques Pasquet is a beautiful book. The artwork is breathtaking. The main character fears the sea. She and her family are forced to move to the center of the island because of the rising sea level. Things are changing … Continue reading

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