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2014: Flora & Ulysses, the Illuminated Adventures (featuring poetry slammin' squirrels)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo is a humorous story of a girl and her escapades with her superhero companion – a squirrel. 239 more words

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2014: The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses (Squirrel Superhero Saves the Day)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 3.5/5

The 2014 Newbery Medal Winner, The Illuminated Adventures of Flora & Ulysses by Kate diCamillo, is an entertaining romp with a quirky main character and a highly unconventional superhero. 221 more words

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2012: Dead End in Norvelt (Writing for the Dead)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3/5

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos is a semi-autobiographical tale about a young boy who helps his elderly neighbor write obituaries for the town newspaper. 231 more words

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2015: The Crossover (Love & Basketball)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4/5

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover mixes poetry and basketball in a tale about twin brothers who begin to drift apart when one falls in love with a girl and the other puts basketball above everything else. 233 more words

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2013: The One and Only Ivan (Art Activism)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4/5

The 2013 Newbery Medal Winner, The One and Only Ivan, is the touching story of Ivan, a gorilla held in a tawdry “circus”. 265 more words

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2011: Moon Over Manifest (Remember When...)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest explores the past when Abilene Tucker moves to the town of Manifest for the summer and inadvertently comes across some odd clues about her father’s mysterious past. 278 more words

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2013: The One and Only Ivan (the crayon is mightier than the roar)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4/5

Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan addresses the issue of animal rights through the lifelong journey of a gorilla who ends up living in captivity at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. 334 more words

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