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The Law Says What? Stuff You Didn’t Know About the Law (But Really Should!) by Maclen Stanley

            The Law Says What? Stuff You Didn’t Know About the Law (But Really Should!) by Maclen Stanley, TCK Publishing, 2021. 9781631611179 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback What did you like about … Continue reading

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Clover by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Qin Leng

            Clover by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Qin Leng, translated from French by Nick Frost and Catherine Ostiguy. Milky Way Picture Books, 2022. 9781990252143 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What … Continue reading

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Puppy Bus by Drew Brockington

Puppy Bus by Drew Brockington, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781419751912 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? A little boy has just moved.  … Continue reading

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Exactly Where You Need to Be by Amelia Diane Coombs

Exactly Where You Need to Be by Amelia Diane Coombs, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2022.  9781534493544  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic/Romantic fiction What did you like about … Continue reading

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Something Beautiful by lita judge

            Something Beautiful by lita judge, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781534485136  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Mouse had a nice red … Continue reading

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Seeking Freedom: The Untold Story of Fortress Monroe and the Ending of Slavery in America by Selene Castrovilla, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

            Seeking Freedom: The Untold Story of Fortress Monroe and the Ending of Slavery in America by Selene Castrovilla, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781635925821 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Bees (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog) by Dev Petty, illustrated by Mike Boldt

            Don’t Eat Bees (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog) by Dev Petty, illustrated by Mike Boldt, Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9780593433126 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What … Continue reading

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Shadow Grave by Marina Cohen

Shadow Grave by Marina Cohen, Roaring Brook Press, 2022. 9781250783004  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Horror What did you like about the book? Arlo, his mother and his little sister are … Continue reading

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August of the Zombies by K. G. Campbell

            August of the Zombies by K. G. Campbell, Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9781101931639  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book? Twelve-year old August has … Continue reading

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The Last Rainbow Bird by Nora Brech

The Last Rainbow Bird by Nora Brech, Floris Books, c2020, 2022. 9781782508007 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Jo and Alex discover the sound … Continue reading

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