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Kids Review: If You Miss Me (Jocelyn Li Langrand)

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About This Book: A healing story of loss and love, this beautiful picture book reminds us that the people who mean the most to us are always with us. Charlie loves to dance her way through life with her grandma. They may not always be together, but each time they part...
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Kids Review: The Underdogs #1 (Tracey West)

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About This Book: From the writer of the bestselling Dragon Masters series and the illustrator of the bestselling Diary of a Pug series comes a high-energy, illustrated chapter book series about four dogs who learn that being yourself is much more fun than being Best in Show. Welcome to the town...
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Kids Review: Count to LOVE! (A Bright Brown Baby Board Book) (Andrea Davis Pinkney)

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About This Book: Cuddle up with your little one and get ready to count to L-O-V-E, in this precious board book from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney! Count to love on fingers and toes. 1-2-3-4, touch your nose! Snuggle up with your little...
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Kids Review: Hi-Five Farm! (Ross Burach)

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About This Book: Ready, set, off we go! Let's start with a hi-five HELLO! For toddlers and preschoolers, what's the most fun way to greet anyone they meet? A handshake? Too formal. A hug? Too scary. The answer is a hi-five, of course! Even in this time of social distancing, little...
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Featured Review: So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix (Remixed Classics, #2) by, Bethany C. Morrow

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About This Book: Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow. North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony...
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Featured Review: Take Me With You When You Go by, David Levithan and Jennifer Niven

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About This Book: From the New York Times bestselling authors of All the Bright Places and Every Day comes a story of hope, siblinghood, and finding your home in the people who matter the most. Subject: You. Missing. Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone....
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