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Kids Review: Forty Winks: A Bedtime Adventure (Kelly DiPucchio)

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About This Book: A rollicking bedtime read-aloud about a family of mice, from bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and award-winning illustrator Lita Judge “It’s time for bed!” the Wink parents said. Their routine was the same every night. Mama and Papa lined up their big brood, all thirty-eight children in sight ....
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Middle Grade Review: Marco Swift and the Mirror of Souls: A Middle-Grade Fantasy Adventure (D. E. Cunningham)

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About This Book: Struggling with the sudden death of his father and his mother’s downward spiral into mental illness, eleven-year-old Marco is haunted by dark forgotten memories and the fear that he’ll lose a second parent. But when a mysterious enchantress appears with a promise to cure his mother, Marco soon...
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Featured Review: House of Eclipses (Casey L. Bond)

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About This Book: Capture his heart. Steal his crown. Free my kingdom. Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope...
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Author Chat with Rachel Roasek (Love Somebody)!

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Today we are chatting with Rachel Roasek, author of Love Somebody ! Read on for more about Rachel and her book!         Meet Rachel Roasek !        Rachel Roasek received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2017, with a degree in Drama...
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Kids Review: Odd Beasts: Meet Nature's Weirdest Animals (Laura Gehl)

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About This Book: Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the strangest animals in the world Barnyard animals—move over! Odd Beasts introduces babies and toddlers to more unusual species, including the glass frog with transparent skin and the pangolin—the only mammal with scales! Gentle rhyming verses provide...
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Middle Grade Review: Unikorn (Don Handfield)

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About This Book: Young Mae lost her mother in a tragic accident a few years back, although her mother's body was never recovered from the raging river into which their car crashed. Mae is devastated because her father, now that enough time has elapsed for proof of death, must sell off...
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Featured Review: The Monarchs (Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige)

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About This Book: In this thrilling conclusion to New York Times best-selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige’s The Ravens duology, loyalty, love, and friendships are tested as sorority sisters Scarlett and Vivi must face the forces of hell itself when a rival sorority threatens to wreak havoc on campus. The...
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Author Chat with Jennieke Cohen (My Fine Fellow)!

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Today we are chatting with Jennieke Cohen, author of My Fine Fellow ! Read on for more about Jennieke and her book!         Meet Jennieke Cohen !        Jennieke Cohen is a Filipina-American author of young adult historical fiction. Her debut novel, DANGEROUS ALLIANCE, was a Junior...
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Waiting on Wednesday ~ January 12, 2022

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Samantha’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    Gone Dark Author:  Amanda Panitch Expected publication:  April 12, 2022 Dry meets Hatchet in this thrilling tale of survival...
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Kids Review: Goodnight, Little Penguin (Amanda Wood)

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About This Book: A simple bedtime story about day care, sure to soothe your little one to sleep Meet Little Penguin, who doesn't want to go to day care with the other penguin chicks. But soon he discovers that making friends can be fun! This adorable book, featuring cute photographic illustrations,...
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