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Book review: Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, by R.J. Palacio

Palacio, R.J. Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories. (Wonder series.) Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. $16.99. ISBN:9781101934852. 303p. Gr. 3-7. P8Q5

Capitalizing on the success of “Wonder” books, the author has written a 3rd book, this time centering on the lives of three of the peripheral characters, Julian, Christopher, and Charlotte.   220 more words

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MG Book Tour | Princelings of the East Series | Jemima Pett

I am very pleased to be part of a wonderful book tour organised by My Family’s Heart. I have read two of these books, as well as book 4 of the series (not sure how I missed book 3). 959 more words


Book review: Battle of the Bulge, by Rick Atkinson

Atkinson, Rick. Battle of the Bulge. Henry Holt and Company, 2015. 237 pgs. Includes glossary and index. $19.99. ISBN:978-1-62779-113-7. Gr. 7+. P7 Q9

My father was at the Battle of the Bulge; he was just one of the soldiers who helped to fight during World War II. 164 more words

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Book review: I will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda and Liz Welch

Alifirenka, Caitlin and Martin Ganda, with Liz Welch. I will always write back: how one letter changed two lives. Little Brown & Company, 2015. 392 pgs. 138 more words

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Book review: Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave, by Jen White

White, Jen. Survival strategies of the almost brave. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. 311 pgs. ISBN:978-0-374-30084-5. Gr. 5+. P8 Q8

Living with a member of your family who suffers from a mental disease is hard for anyone but it is especially hard for a child. 148 more words

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Book review: Close to the Wind, by Jon Walter

Walter, Jon. Close to the wind. Scholastic, 2015. 290 pgs. $17.99. ISBN:978-0-545-81662-5. Gr. 6+. P7 Q8

Malik is ten years-old when he and his grandfather sneak into town in the dark of night. 150 more words

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Book review: The Sound of Life and Everything, by Krista Van Dolzer

Van Dolzer, Krista. The sound of life and everything. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2015. 266 pgs. $16.99. ISBN:978-0-399-16775-1. Gr. 5+. P8 Q8… 275 more words

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