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Make, Bake & Learn to Cook by David Atherton, illustrated by Rachel Stubbs

Make, Bake & Learn to Cook: Fun & Healthy Recipes for Young Cooks by David Atherton,  illustrated by Rachel Stubbs. Candlewick Press, c2020, 2021. 9781536219364 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did … Continue reading

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Spells Like Teen Spirit by Kate Williams

Spells Like Teen Spirit by Kate Williams. Delacorte Press, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593304822 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Supernatural adventure comedy? What did you like about the book?  Even though … Continue reading

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Chinese Kite Festival by Rich Lo

Chinese Kite Festival by Rich Lo. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823447640 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? A series of fourteen animal kites floats elegantly … Continue reading

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Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, illustrated by David Small

Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, illustrated by David Small. Alfred A. Knopf, 2021. 9780593303931 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Motor Mouse & Valentino by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard

Motor Mouse & Valentino by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard. Beach Lane Books, 2021. 9781534492950 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book?  Three … Continue reading

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Space illustrated by Gail Armstrong

Space illustrated by Gail Armstrong. Templar Books, c2020, 2021. 9781536219876 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  Space enthusiasts who love nonfiction and interactive books will enjoy … Continue reading

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Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon

Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536214185 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  In … Continue reading

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Fly by Brittany J. Thurman,  illustrated by Anna Cunha

Fly by Brittany J. Thurman,  illustrated by Anna Cunha. Atheneum Books, Simon & Schuster, 2022. 9781534454873 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A little … Continue reading

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My Pet Goldfish by Catherine Rayner

My Pet Goldfish by Catherine Rayner. Candlewick, 2021. 9781536215205 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  If you’ve been waiting for the perfect book for … Continue reading

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Whispering Alaska by Brendan Jones

Whispering Alaska by Brendan Jones. Delacorte Press, 2021. 9780593303535 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Nicky is moving from Pennsylvania to Alaska with … Continue reading

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