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Middle Grade Review: We Got the Music: A Peek Inside Julie's Notebook (Julie and the Phantoms) (G.M. King)

About This Book: Check out Julie and Luke's lyrics, Flynn's gig schedule for the band, and original Sunset Curve memorabilia in this in-world guide to the hit Netflix show Julie and the Phantoms! Julie Molina is always writing in her notebook -- from lyric ideas to memories of her mom, and...
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Middle Grade Review: Room to Dream (Front Desk #3) (Kelly Yang)

About This Book: Mia Tang is going for her dreams! After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family -- to China! A total dream come true! Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she...
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Kids Review: Sing with Me / Canta Conmigo: Six Classic Songs in English and Spanish (Spanish and English Edition) (José-Luis Orozco)

About This Book: Sing and read along to these six favorite preschool songs, in English and in Spanish, from beloved and bestselling recording artist, José-Luis Orozco! Come along and sing with me! Sing along to your child's favorite songs, from "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to "The Wheels on the Bus," in...
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Middle Grade Review: The Way to Rio Luna (Zoraida Córdova)

About This Book: For fans of The Land of Stories comes an adventure that reveals the secret warnings hidden inside all classic tales -- beware fairyland at all costs. Eleven-year-old Danny Monteverde believes in magic. He knows that pixie dust is real, that wardrobes act as portals, and that rabbit holes...
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Author Chat with K.Ibura (When The World Turned Upside Down), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with K. Ibura, author of When The World Turned Upside Down ! Read on for more about K., her book, plus a giveaway!         Meet K. Ibura !        K. Ibura was born as the middle child in a family of seven...
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Kids Review: Pig the Elf (Aaron Blabey)

About This Book: Santa was coming! 'Twas bigger than big! No one loves Christmas more than Pig. And the world's greediest pug will stay up all night to get his presents! When Pig yips at Santa and finds himself joining in on the flying sleigh ride, things quickly get out of...
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Middle Grade Review: Stay Alive: The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds, The Donner Party Expedition, 1846 (My Name Is America) (Rodman Philbrick)

About This Book: "Soon we will eat the frozen cattle.... And then, when that is gone, what shall we eat? Shall we eat the snow? Shall we eat the ice? Shall we eat the bark on the frozen trees? What shall we eat?" Spring, 1846: Douglas Allen Deeds dreams of starting...
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Kids Review: Christmas in the Stable (Touch-and-Feel Board Book) (Rhonda Gowler Greene)

About This Book: A beautiful and tender introduction to the nativity story, featuring soft touch-and-feel on every page! Crowded inn Stable, small Donkey clip-clops to the stall... Introduce your little one to the magic and wonder of the Christmas nativity story. With rhythmic rhyme and lyrical imagery, author Rhonda Gowler Greene...
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Kids Review: Hello, Friend / Hola, Amigo (Andrés Salguero)

About This Book: Latin Grammy Award-winning children's musical duo 123 Andrés brings us a bilingual friendship song in board book form! This fun, bouncy bilingual song from 123 Andrés' Grammy Award-winning album is brought to life in a whole new way that's perfect for storytime sharing! Sara Palacios animates this popular...
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Giveaway: LOVELESS (Alice Oseman) ~US Only

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LOVELESS Author: Alice Oseman Publisher: Scholastic Release Date: December 7, 2021 Genre:  Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ+ Age Range:  14+     About Loveless : For fans of Love, Simon and I Wish You All the Best, a funny, honest, messy, completely relatable story of a girl who realizes that love...
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Recent Comments
Madeline Tebo
I have been wanting to read this for a while!
Thursday, 04 November 2021 11:35
I love Heartstopper and I've always wanted to read more of Alice Oseman's books.
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 20:46
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and this book sounds really good.
Friday, 26 November 2021 13:50
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