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Beautiful Fantasies: Mulan: Before the Sword and A Wish in the Dark

Here are two recent middle grade fantasies that both feature thoughtful main characters involved in epic adventures.  I’m reviewing them together because of that similarity, but hey, it’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so if you’re still looking for a book to read to celebrate, both of these are excellent choices. Continue reading

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Picture Book Round-Up

My sweet little girl is home sick today, with Daddy and Brother.  Before I left for work, the two children were curled up on the sofa together, with Brother doing his very best dramatic reading of The Last King of … Continue reading

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Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like by Jay Williams. Illustrated by Mercer Mayer. Here is an old-but-good one, fortuantely still available from Amazon as well as at my library. Young orphan Han is a cheerful street sweeper who tends … Continue reading

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