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Kids Review: Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas (Suzanne Lang)

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About This Book: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jim Panzee, our favorite grumpy monkey, is feeling like quite the Scrooge this holiday season! It's Christmas time in the jungle, and Jim just can't get into the holiday spirit. Then Jim eats a "festive" green banana that makes him feel sick. Now...
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Kids Review: Minnie Mouse: Big Dreams (Disney Original Graphic Novel) (Brooke Vitale)

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About this Book: Minnie Mouse loves to dream big! This delightfully adorable graphic novel is perfect for young readers and Disney fans. When Minnie has a dream, nothing can stop her. Even her first day of school. All she has to do is dream, work hard, and it'll come true ......
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Kids Review: Hello Baby Animals, Who Are You? (Loes Botman)

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Ab out This Book:   Meet some adorable baby animals -- a wobbly foal, a playful kid, muddy piglets and many more. Young children will love seeing familiar baby animals, discovering new ones and learning their special names. The much-loved Hello Animals collection has been praised for combining a brilliantly simple...
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Kids Review: Zoom: Construction Site Adventure (Susan Hayes)

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About This Book: Join Maxie on a building site in this board book with peek-a-boo holes throughout and a pop-up! Join Maxie as they build their dream skyscraper from the ground up. Zoom: Construction Site Adventure is part of What on Earth Books' Zoom series of 36-page board books written by...
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Middle Grade Review: How Do You Live? (Genzaburo Yoshino)

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About This Book: The first English translation of the classic Japanese novel, a childhood favorite of anime master Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle), with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. First published in 1937, Genzaburō Yoshino’s How Do You Live? has long been acknowledged in Japan as...
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Kids Review: The Dancing Trees (Masiana Kelly)

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About This Book: Thomas loves to tell stories. Big stories. Stories about how skilled he is on the land. But when one of his friends grows tired of his tall tales, Thomas has to prove how skilled he really is. Taking the challenge to spend a night alone in the forest,...
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Kids Review: Before We Sleep (Giorgio Volpe)

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About This Book: A red fox and a gray dormouse joyfully play in their forest home as the season begins to change from fall to winter. Soon, the dormouse must hibernate, and the friends will part. As the time for sleep nears, the fox tries to keep the dormouse awake. Sleep...
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Kids Review: The Children's Moon (Jim LaMarche)

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About This Book: There once was a time when the sun alone ruled the day, the moon graced the night, and little children were sent to bed before sunset. Then early one dawn, the moon heard sounds of children laughing, and she yearned to see them by daylight. "Certainly not!" snapped...
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Kids Review: Daniela the Pirate and the Witch Philomena (Susanna Isern)

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About This Book: When Daniela the pirate and her crew start to follow a treasure map, strange things begin to happen to them... Could they be the work of Philomena, the fearful witch from Spooky Island who can't stand laughter and happiness? The third book in the popular Daniela the Pirate...
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Kids Review: Daniel Visits the Pumpkin Patch: Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) (Maggie Testa)

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About This Book: A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Daniel visits a pumpkin patch in this Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on the hit PBS show, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Daniel Tiger is visiting a pumpkin patch with his family and friends....
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