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Book review: Big Nate in the Zone, by Lincoln Peirce

Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate: In the Zone (Big Nate series, #6). Harper, 2014. $13.99. ISBN 9780061996658. Unp. Ages 8-12. P8Q7.

Big Nate fans will enjoy the next book in the series. 51 more words

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Book review: El antiguo Egipto, by Penelope Arlon

Arlon, Penelope. El antiguo Eqipto. (Explora tu mundo series.) Scholastic, 2014. $12.99. ISBN 9780545695152. 80 pgs.  Glossary, Index, and Credits. Ages 8-14. P8Q8.

            I have the English version of this book which I use when I teach Ancient Egypt.   129 more words

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Book review: A Summer of Sundays, by Lindsay Eland

Eland, Lindsay. A Summer of Sundays. Egmont, 2013. $8.99. ISBN 9781606845417. 328 pgs. Ages 8-12. P8Q8.

            This story is told through the eyes of Sunday, a middle child, of six children.   73 more words

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Book review: The Angel Tree, by Daphne Benedis-Grab

Benedis-Grab, Daphne. The Angel Tree. Scholastic Press, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 9780545613781. 246 pgs. Ages 8-12. P9Q8.

            A great book for 5th and 6th grade students right before the holidays.   71 more words

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Book review: The Case of the Missing Moonstone, by Jordan Stratford, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Stratford, Jordan. The Case of the Missing Moonstone. . Il. Kelly Murphy. Knopf. 2015. $16.99. 216p. 978-0-385-75440-8. Ages 8-11:

Two more intrepid female detectives have joined the canon in an alternate 1826 London where 11-year-old Ada Bryon, future inventor of the computer, and 14-year-old Mary Godwin, future author of… 172 more words

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Book review: Hidden, by Donna Jo Napoli

Napoli, Donna Jo. Hidden. Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster. 2014. $17.99. 372p. 978-1-4424-8300-2. Ages 13-16:

In Napoli’s Hush, 15-year-old Irish princess Melorka escapes from a Russian slave ship in a Denmark fjord during the tenth century. 134 more words

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Book review: Half a Man, by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan

Morpurgo, Michael. Half a Man. Il. Gemma O’Callaghan. Candlewick. 2015. $16.99. 52p. 978-0-7636-7747-3. Ages 10+:

As a child, Michael was told to never stare at the burn scars on his grandfather’s hands and face, but his desire to learn the man’s story gradually came to fruition during the summers that they spent together in Sicily. 146 more words

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