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Juana & Lucas

I first took this book home because it was a Cybils Early Chapter Book finalist, but it went on to win a Pura Belpré Author Award. Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina. Candlewick Press, 2016 Juana lives in Bogotá, Columbia and … Continue reading

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TTT: Holiday Gift Guide: Books for a 9-Year-Old Boy

It’s taken me a little while to put together this response to last week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt (hosted as always by the good folks at the Broke and the Bookish), a free form gift guide. What direction did I … Continue reading

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Anna Hibiscus

I’m always on the look-out for early chapter book series for my daughter – and this certainly fits the bill. Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke. Narrated by Mutiyat Ade-Salu. Walker Books, 2007 (UK) Kane/Miller, 2010 (US). Recorded Books, 2012. This is … Continue reading

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Mouse Scouts

Mouse Scouts – working on badges inspired by vintage Girl Scout badges – but facing realistic mouse challenges as well.  Irresistible!!! Mouse Scouts by Sarah Dillard. Yearling, 2016. Violet and her friend Tigerlily have just moved up from Buttercups to … Continue reading

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The Talented Clementine

I hope everyone is recovering from Independence Day and Canada Day celebrations! I had a couple of days off of work and spent them busy with family and friends – a good time. I listened to Clementine with my son … Continue reading

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Ivy + Bean (series)

It’s a little disconcerting after a son who really only likes speculative fiction, but so far, my daughter seems to prefer realistic fiction.  It’s a good opportunity to reacquaint myself with the world of Ramona-like quirky girl protagonists.  We had … Continue reading

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The Princess in Black

I’m hoping to do a longer post on the holiday books soon, but here’s the prose book we gave my daughter yesterday. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Candlewick, 2014. Princess Magnolia … Continue reading

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Zero Degree Zombie Zone

Who doesn’t love zombies??? Well, ok, I don’t… but as I’m always looking for books to appeal to the Reluctant Boy Reader, this was a very welcome addition to my Cybils reading. Zero Degree Zombie Zone by Patrik Henry Bass. … Continue reading

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Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate

Kidnapped. Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate Book 3. by Jan Burchett. & Sara Vogler. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2014 The Deadly Trap. Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate Book 4. by Jan Burchett. & Sara Vogler. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2014 Sam Silver might look … Continue reading

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Kidlit Giveaway Hop 2014: Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate

It’s Children’s Book Week, and once again, I’m proud to be participating in the Kidlit Giveaway Hop hosted by Mother Daughter Books and Youth Literature Reviews. Participants will be giving away books for children and teens, gift cards, cash and … Continue reading

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