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Best 'New to Us' Books in 2014: Amy W's Picks

According to this post, it seems I only read coming of age literary novels and hard-hitting non-fiction. But really look at it this way, I have spent a summer on an Ojibwe Indian reservation and in a small Midwest town both faced with terrible crimes, followed a Civil Rights icon on our nation’s path to equality, lived in rural Mississippi a few days before Hurricane Katrina hit and examined the day to day life of soldiers returning home with PTSD and/ or traumatic brain injury. 766 more words

Book Suggestions By WCPL Staff

The Lion and the Mouse

Title: The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney (2010 Caldecott Medal)

Bibliographic information: Pinkney, J., & Aesop. (2009). The lion & the mouse.

Short Annotation:  112 more words

Phoua Yang


Title: Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats (1970 Caldecott Winner)

Bibliographic information: Keats, E. J. (1998). Goggles!. New York: Puffin Books.

Short Annotation: The boys found a motorcycle goggle but is also found by a bunch of older kids who want the goggles. 80 more words

Phoua Yang

Ben’s Trumpet

Title: Ben’s Trumpet, Rachel Isadora (1980 Caldecott Winner)

Bibliographic information: Isadora, R. (1979). Ben’s trumpet. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Short Annotation: Ben is teased for playing his imaginary trumpet but his potential was seen by the musicians and he receives his very own trumpet. 66 more words

Phoua Yang

My First MOOC: On Laura Ingalls Wilder & Her Works

Like so many young girls over the past 80 years or so, I was completely enamored as a child with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 804 more words


Starstruck ebook is FREE!!!

Yes! To celebrate the pre-order release of Starfall, I’ve set Starstruck, the first book in my Starstruck series FREE at all the online vendors for a limited time! 56 more words


Ruby's Wish

Bibliography: Bridges, S. (2002). Ruby’s wish. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

Ruby lives in a great house in China, with a very large family. She is allowed to go to school at the house, and she is one of the best students. 164 more words

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