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Barb Middleton
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El Deafo by Cece Bell
El Deafo
by Cece Bell (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I'm buried in books. About 30 to be exact. Err... about and exact contradict each other. Oh well. Just wind me up for the holidays and watch me SPIN. El Deafo was on my return-pile-so-other-children-can-read-it-over-the-holiday stack. Then I made the ...more
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Barb Middleton and 18 other people liked Betsy's review of Brown Girl Dreaming:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
"What does a memoir owe its readers? For that matter, what does a fictionalized memoir written with a child audience in mind owe its readers? Kids come into public libraries every day asking for biographies and autobiographies. They’re assigned the..." Read more of this review »
Blizzard by John Rocco
Blizzard
by John Rocco
read in December, 2014
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Doesn't matter what age I read this to, the kids love it. The part where he makes snowshoes out of wooden tennis rackets is a good example of STEM. A fun adventure story. Don't miss it. K-4
The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
by Dan Santat (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Beekle looks like a marshmallow to me. I wanted to eat him. About imaginary friends and making a real friend. K-2
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
Extraordinary Jane
by Hannah E. Harrison
read in December, 2014
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Jane tries to find something she is good at in the circus. It's not a skill but a character trait. Nice illustrations. KA-2
Some Bugs by Angela Diterlizzi
Some Bugs
by Angela Diterlizzi
read in December, 2014
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Gorgeous illustrations. Great details. Good for KA-1
A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell
"Yup, another favorite mystery author. That this particular mystery series features an informed and respectful approach to witchcraft, a strong female protagonist and does not force me to witness anyone else's sex life just makes it the perfect cur..." Read more of this review »
Barb Middleton and 40 other people liked Diane's review of The Woman Upstairs:
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
"Did I find this book or did this book find me?

Either way, this novel was so powerful and jarring that it jumbled my thoughts and disrupted my sleep. The book has been on my radar for more than a year, but I had put it off because I had mistakenly..." Read more of this review »
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve
Oliver and the Seawigs
by Philip Reeve
read in December, 2014
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It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a seawig! A newfangled superhero you don't want to miss. Ten-year-old Oliver Crisp's parents ironically go missing the day they stop exploring and move into the old family home. Oliver is unpacking the car when his ...more
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