Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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Dreaming Big

Dave Engledow does it again with THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE BIG. All the little girl wants to do is to get bigger because she's sick of hearing "you're to little". So, instead, she thinks of herself as bigger and all of the ways she can help. ...

Kids Nonfiction
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0

All About Diamonds

Told in alternation POVs, THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY tells the story of how the diamond is created and the history of H. Tracy Hall, the inventor of a diamond-making machine. The story is told in a poem format that is both educational and intriguing. The illustrations...

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Making Wishes Come True

All Little Penguin wants to do his fly like all of the other birds. His only hope is wishing on a star. The only problem is that penguins have very early bedtimes, so they usually fall asleep before shooting stars cross the sky. Little Penguin enlists the...

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5.0
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5.0
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Fun Interactive Christmas Story

MERRY CHRISTMAS, LITTLE ONE is a fun, interactive story about Christmas time and snowmen. "Christmas comes but once a year - Time for magic, love and cheer." The rhyming scheme is fun and intriguing. The foldable flaps make it interactive for the children. The cover is soft and fun to...

Kids Fiction
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Fun for My Daughter!

HI-FIVE ANIMALS is exactly as it sounds. You Hi-Five all of the animals! The illustrations are adorable with close up views of the hands for the child to Hi-Five. HI-FIVE ANIMALS is a fun book for children to interact with and to help learn the different animals as well. ...

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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Perfect for Fans of Pigs

What happens after the Three Little Pigs put the Wolf in jail? Well, he plots his revenge of course! THE THREE LITTLE SUPERPIGS tells the story of how the wolf got out of jail and attempts to catch the three little pigs again. The only problem is that they're still...

Kids Fiction
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Sibling Fun

GROW UP, DAVID is all about having a sibling. David's brother is the typical older brother who doesn't want David playing with his stuff. He also doesn't like it when David gets him in trouble with their mom. While siblings fight, the end of this story also...

Kids Nonfiction
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0

All About Elephants

ELEPHANTS contains the truth people may not know about elephants. There are facts about how they live, eat, and so much more. There's also a glossary in the back of the book just in case the reader is unfamiliar with a word, like tusks (perfect for children). ...

Kids Fiction
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Laugh-Out-Loud read

In NO, DAVID, David is always being corrected. Whether it's for tracking in mud or playing baseball in the house, it seems his mom is just always saying no. But in the end, he understands that his mom loves him and probably gives the best hugs. I...

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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Cute Retelling

Prince Henrik wants to marry a princess, until he discovers how sensitive they really are. Instead, Prince Henrik realizes he wants to marry someone who loves hockey and camping and isn't so sensitive. So, he decides to test the girls. Prince Henrik places a frozen pack of...

Young Adult Indie
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Princely Romance

Growing up, Madison always thought of Alex as a brother more than a possible boyfriend. But when something sparks between them, Madison finds her thoughts and wishes for Alex changing and she can't help but think he feels the same. Alex has always been her protector, but now she wonders...

Young Adult Indie
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

All Female Pirate Crew

The pirate crew of Lady Luck is only composed of females and they have rules they must live by. One is that no man is allowed on the ship. But when quartermaster Grace finds to males in distress, she rescues them and brings them aboard the ship. The captain isn't...

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5.0
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5.0
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N/A

Refreshing and Original!

A DOG IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT is told from the point of view of a dog named Cavall. While out running with his brother Glessic, they run into King Arthur while he's out on a hunt. King Arthur is in need of a hunting dog, so he takes in Cavall....

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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Forbidden Romance and Dragons!

Felicia never thought her life could be turned upside down by taking a trip to the mall. But when she's attacked, things start changing for her. At times, her nails are longer and her anger feels like it's burning her from the inside out. When a new...

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5.0
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5.0
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Elves and Adventure!

TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES is the second installment in the Adventurers Guild. With Freestone overpopulated with the elves, tensions are high, especially since humans and elves have different ways of doing things. For example, burning the dead compared to burying the dead. The Dangers are still a large problem and...

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