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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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Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilo

Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilo is a story about the survival of a brother and sister from that small town and how they learned to survive without their parents. Alone as orphans in the city of Chicago, they survived with the … Continue reading

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The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel

The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel is an awesome new book from author Courtney Sheinmel. It explores what it means to be kind, and how sometimes it’s not always so easy to do the right thing. … Continue reading

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Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams

Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams is the second book in the “Legends of Orkney” trilogy. Sam Baron is in the grip of the evil leader witch Catriona and before that he reveals himself with a darker side for which he is … Continue reading

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Fishbone’s Song by Gary Paulsen

Fishbone’s Song by Gary Paulsen tells three stories about how the boy came to live with him in the woods, but the boy does not know which is true. The boy only knows Fishbone is old, and he’s got a way … 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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Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Emma Carlson Berne

Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport, Emma Carlson Berne is a book that is written for middle school students about the Jews in Nazi Germany. The book contains stories of seven children who escaped Nazi Germany on Kindertransports funded by humanitarian groups … Continue reading

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Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs by Lincoln Peirce. This is a graphic novel series about a young boy, Nate, in middle school.  As Nate goes through middle school, he encounters many trials, from losing in a baseball game to … Continue reading

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Buying Samir by Kimberly Rae

Buying Samir by Kimberly Rae is about a young girl, Jasmina, who has been rescued from the streets of India. Jasmina had been exploited by child traffickers, and now is on the road to learning how to trust again. Jasmina is … Continue reading

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The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Steward is an adventure that focuses on 11-year-old boy named Reuben who lives in Lower Downs which, is one of the poorer areas of the city of New Umbra. Reuben’s father died when he was … Continue reading

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