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Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld

Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld. Norton Young Readers, 2022. 9781324015642 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: biography What did you like about the book? Siblings … Continue reading

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Carrimebac: The Town that Walked by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield

Carrimebac: The Town that Walked by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield. Candlewick, 2022. 9781536213690 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Folktale What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Trapped in Terror Bay: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition by Sigmund Brouwer

Trapped in Terror Bay: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition by Sigmund Brouwer. Kids Can Press, 2022. 9781525303456 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Two ships … Continue reading

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Murder Among Friends by Candace Fleming

Murder Among Friends by Candace Fleming. Anne Schwartz Books, 2022. 9780593177426 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  What did you like about the book? This is a nonfiction book that follows the murder … Continue reading

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Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204308 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? This is a … Continue reading

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Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II by Adam Makos

Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II (adapted for young adults) by Adam Makos. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593303450 Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format:  Hardcover … Continue reading

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The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile by Neal Bascomb

The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile by Neal Bascomb. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338628494 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC What did you like about the book? This YA … Continue reading

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You Should Meet John Lewis by Denise Lewis Patrick, illustrated by Steffi Walthall

You Should Meet John Lewis by Denise Lewis Patrick, illustrated by Steffi Walthall. Simon Spotlight, 2021. ISBN 9781665907880 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Biography What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Four Streets and a Square : A History of Manhattan & the New York Idea by Marc Aronson

Four Streets and a Square : A History of Manhattan & the New York Idea by Marc Aronson. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9780763651374 Rating : 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review): 4.5 Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino

Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338733891 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?   Sam and his best friend TJ … Continue reading

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