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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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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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Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn

Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, and Sandra Van Doorn is a wonderful A rhyming story with a nice cadence. This book is about the loving relationship between a boy and his Jjajja (grandfather) and how stories can make … Continue reading

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Leaf Litter Critters by Leslie Bulion

Leaf Litter Critters by Leslie Bulion is a fun and informative book. This is a great resource for upper elementary.  It is a book about decomposers. It teaches that decomposers are the critters that live in leaf piles and other … Continue reading

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How Does My Fruit Grow? by Gerda Muller

How Does My Fruit Grow? by Gerda Muller is a story with detailed illustrations and close up view of many of the fruits and nuts being described in the story. This is an excellent resource for any library to teach … 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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Hedgehog! by Ashlyn Anstee

Hedgehog! by Ashlyn Anstee is a cute story of the consequences of not sharing, especially when you have a lot, and you could share. The story shows kids that by refusing to share and hoarding resources, you may actually hurt yourself … Continue reading

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The Coral Kingdom by Laura Knowles

The Coral Kingdom by Laura Knowles is a beautifully illustrated picture book about coral reefs, as well as a pretty strong call to save them. The story part of the book is a nice sing song of the animals and colors of … Continue reading

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Carlos the Chameleon A Story to Help Empower Children to Be Themselves by Alice Reeves

Carlos the Chameleon A Story to Help Empower Children to Be Themselves by Alice Reeves is part of the Truth and Tales series whose goal is to eradicate prejudices and encourage acceptance of others. Carlos is a beautiful emerald green chameleon … Continue reading

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