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The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
"Summary- The Adventures of Beekle tells a story of an unimaginary friend who lives on an island where imaginary friend are created. After seeing many of his friends picked by a child, he becomes the last one left on the island. He decides to trave..." Read more of this review »
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
"Summary- Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is a Caldecott Honor recipient which tells a story of a young chicken getting ready to fall asleep. However, when her father tucks her in and attempts to read bedtime stories to her, she continuous..." Read more of this review »
Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin
"Summary-Soccer Star tells a story of a boy named Paulo Marcelo Feliciano and his dreams of being a famous soccer star from Brazil. He hopes to be a symbol for young children and show that he can come from a poor family and become eventually become..." Read more of this review »
The Banana-Leaf Ball by Katie Smith Milway
"Summary- Katie Smith Milway introduces a young boy named Deo who's family has fled to a refugee camp in Tanzania. While attending school at the camp he is bullied by a boy named Remy who destroys his banana leaf soccer ball that he made. After pla..." Read more of this review »
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Mitali Perkins
“Good humor pokes fun at the powerful — not the weak.”
Mitali Perkins, Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rudyard Kipling
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
Rudyard Kipling

John Green
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars