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The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek: A Personification Story by Brian P. Cleary

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The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek: A Personification Story by Brian P. Cleary is about a young girl is given an assignment to do a presentation on the unfamiliar word. Her classmates are distributed much easier projects using such words as puns, similes, … Continue reading

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Wild Zoo Train by Carmela LaVigna Coyle & Illustrated by Steve Gray

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Wild Zoo Train by Carmela LaVigna Coyle & Illustrated by Steve Gray a charming is a fun book filed with trains and animals. It is full of great rhyming, repetition and vocabulary words. The strong illustration will have kids flipping the pages … Continue reading

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Cutie’s Big Adventures: Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard by Felicia Di John

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Cutie’s Big Adventures: Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard by Felicia Di John is a wonderful story. Cutie is a sweet, curious and adventurous dog who lives in a house in the desert. Her mom Ava Rose is six years old and … Continue reading

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Engineered! by Shannon Hunt

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Engineered! by Shannon Hunt is a great children’s non-fiction book. The book is clear, informative, nicely illustrated, detailed, and logically structured. From the Mars Rover to 3D printing to helping a herd of caribou and more, Engineered! dives into nine stories of … Continue reading

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Geronimo Stilton #19: “Lost in Translation” by Geronimo Stilton

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Geronimo Stilton #19: “Lost in Translation” by Geronimo Stilton finds the mice travelling in time to stop the pirate cats. These are fun adventures with a bit of history thrown in. The history this time was the discovery of the Rosetta Stone … Continue reading

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser is a wonderful book that’s positively overflowing with charm. The Vanderbeeker children are hilarious, and I fell instantly in love with each one of them and with the happy chaos of their household … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Stories: Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet by Andrew Matthews

The Shakespeare Stories: Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet by Andrew Matthews presents four of William Shakespeare’s famous plays in an easy-to-digest format for kids. Accompanied by Tony Ross’ illustrations, Matthews re-imagines these Shakespearean plays as … Continue reading

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The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner

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The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner is a story that will pull at the readers heart. In the story Zig and his friends spend a great deal of time together going to garage sales, skipping rocks, and just … Continue reading

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Where Is My Coat? Farm Animals by Anita Bijsterbosch

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Where Is My Coat? Farm Animals by Anita Bijsterbosch is a cute board book for very young children who like to play fun and simple guessing games with pictures of cozy-colored animals at play. It is a a pleasant and … Continue reading

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QUESO!: Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip by Lisa Fain

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QUESO!: Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip by Lisa Fain a cookbook dedicated queso. This book has a wide variety of different versions of one of our favorite game-time dips. Most do rely on processed cheese, but several use natural … Continue reading

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