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Wings of Ebony – J. Elle

Wings of Ebony – J. Elle, Denene Millner Books/ Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534470675 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Arc from 2020 Genre: Magic What did you like about the book? 17-year-old … Continue reading

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The Strangest Thing in the Sea And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep written by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

            The Strangest Thing in the Sea And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep – written by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler, Kids Can Press, 2021. 9781771389181  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format:  … Continue reading

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My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo

My Heart Underwater – Laurel Flores Fantauzzo, Harper Collins, 2020. 9780062972286 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Corazon,17, attends a posh Catholic school … Continue reading

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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise – David Ezra Stein

            Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise – David Ezra Stein, Candlewick, c2018, 2021.  9781536212099 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? If … Continue reading

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Twisty-Turny House – written by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by EG Keller

Twisty-Turny House – written by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by EG Keller, A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534438477 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book … Continue reading

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I Want an Apple: How My Body Works by David L. Harrison, illustrated by David Catrow

            I Want an Apple: How My Body Works – David L. Harrison, illustrated by David Catrow, Holiday House, 2021. 9780823441044  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

            I’m Sorry – Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534415881 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you … Continue reading

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big NATE: Aloha! by Lincoln Peirce

            big NATE: Aloha! – Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel, 2021. 9781524868567 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre: Humor What did you like about the book? Nate is still trying to get a … Continue reading

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The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom Gauld

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess – Tom Gauld, Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, 2021. 9780823446988 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Picture book What did you like about the book? The … Continue reading

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Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species – Ana Pego, Bernardo P. Carvalho and Isabel Minhós Martins

Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species – Ana Pego, Bernardo P. Carvalho and Isabel Minhós Martins, translated by Jane Springer, David Suzuki Institute/Greystone Kids, c2020, 2021. 9781771646451  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback What … Continue reading

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