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Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace

Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace. Calkins Creek/Astra Books for Young Readers, c2017, 2022. 9781635928341 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback What did … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Ordinary Living by Stepanka Sekaninova, illustrated by Eva Chupikova

            Encyclopedia of Ordinary Living by Stepanka Sekaninova, illustrated by Eva Chupikova. Albatros, 2022. 9788000065939 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? This absolutely fascinating book shows … Continue reading

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Unstoppable Us by Yuval Noah Harari,  illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz

Unstoppable Us: How Humans Took Over the World (Vol. 1) by Yuval Noah Harari,  illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz. Bright Matter Books, Penguin Random House Canada, 2022. 9780593643464 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: … Continue reading

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Peace Is a Chain Reaction by Tanya Lee Stone

Peace is a Chain Reaction: How WWII Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together by Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9780763676865 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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Underground Fire: Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage in the Cherry Mine Disaster by Sally M. Walker

Underground Fire: Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage in the Cherry Mine Disaster by Sally M. Walker. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536212402 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? The small … Continue reading

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Of Walden Pond: Henry David Thoreau, Frederic Tudor, and the Pond Between by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by Ashley Benham-Yazdani

Of Walden Pond: Henry David Thoreau, Frederic Tudor, and the Pond Between by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by Ashley Benham-Yazdani. Holiday House, 2022. 9780823448586 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did … Continue reading

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Drawing the Vote: A Graphic Novel History for Future Voters by Tommy Jenkins, illustrated by Kati Lacker

Drawing the Vote: A Graphic Novel History for Future Voters by Tommy Jenkins, illustrated by Kati Lacker. Foreword by Martha S. Jones. Abrams Comicarts, 2022, c2020. 9781419739996 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback graphic … Continue reading

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Road Trip! by Claudia Friddell, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes

Road Trip! Camping with the Four Vagabonds by Claudia Friddell, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781684372720  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture books What did you like about the book? What a … Continue reading

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Our Story Starts in Africa by Patrice Lawrence, illustrated by Jeanetta Gonzales

Our Story Starts in Africa by Patrice Lawrence, illustrated by Jeanetta Gonzales. Magic Cat Publishing, an imprint of Abrams. 2022. 9781419760228 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Realistic fiction What did … Continue reading

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Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison, Crown Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9780593306345  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: … Continue reading

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