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Barb Middleton
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The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill
The Witch's Boy
by Kelly Barnhill
read in January, 2015
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The power of words. They hurt, heal, and create. When they come together in a story it is like magic. Kelly Barnhill uses this imagery throughout her book in many different ways. Words are used to belittle Ned in the beginning of the story. He is the ...more
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
The Great Greene Heist
by Varian Johnson
read in January, 2015
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Whether I want to admit it or not, there is a certain amount of wish fulfillment going on when I watch movies or read fantasy, spy, or science fiction books. I'll never be a butt-kicking warrior but that doesn't mean it isn't fun pretending I am for ...more
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
"Originally published on my blog, ReadLove .

Jackson Greene has swagger. Of mythic proportion. From the first glimpse of Varian Johnson’s protagonist in the halls of Maplewood Middle School, readers’ eyes will be peeled in anticipation. Though he’s..." Read more of this review »
Bracelet of Bones by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Bracelet of Bones
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
read in January, 2015
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Solveig is with her Viking father, Halfdan, in a valley in Trondheim, Norway, where he is telling her of his experience in the great the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030 when King Olaf died and Norway fell under Danish rule. Halfdan and another man saved ...more
Life of Zarf by Rob Harrell
Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels
by Rob Harrell (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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My older brother called me "Barbie" until I barfed up Welch grape soda in the car on a road trip from Minnesota to Texas one summer (no air-conditioning... not a pretty picture... not a pretty smell... and a permanent gross purple stain on my pillow) ...more
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Wonder
by R.J. Palacio
read in April, 2012
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"Kinder than is necessary."

This quote in Wonder made me think of the book, Team Of Rivals. I know... your going...huh? Kindness and politics? Civil War? Slavery? Huh? Not really an era one would mark with kindness. Strife, yes, but kindness? No way.
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Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
Gaston
by Kelly DiPucchio
read in January, 2015
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This is about a bulldog that gets mixed up with a poodle family and vice versa. It's about embracing differences but it also represents adoption and how a person might look different from others in the family but is a member all the same. You could a ...more
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet
Mix It Up!
by Hervé Tullet
read in January, 2015
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I just read this to pre-K children and they loved pressing the dots to see what would happen next. Each student got to take a turn. I carried the book to them rather than have them come up to me which didn't interrupt the flow. It shows how mixing pr ...more
Emily's Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Emily's Fortune
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read in January, 2015
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I got hooked into this story like a fish to a bait. Luella, the wealthy owner that Emily's mom works for loves order and quiet, except when she picks up the carriage reigns. Then she's "Looney Luella" that drives like Mario Andretti. My father is lik ...more
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