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#BookReview: Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman

Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Coming June 2016! middle grade fantasy Grayling’s mother is a local wise woman that folks come to for ailments and problems. One day a mysterious magic roots her mother, and all of the other wise folk,… Continue reading #BookReview: Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman

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Book Review: The War that Saved My Life by Kimbery Brubaker Bradly

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Publisher: Penguin 2015 middle grade, historical fiction Brother Jamie and sister Ada are brought up in poverty by their abusive mother in London. Ada was born with a club foot and their mother keeps her hidden away in their… Continue reading Book Review: The War that Saved My Life by Kimbery Brubaker Bradly

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Book Review: The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The Marvels by Brian Selznick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Publisher: Scholastic 2015 middle grade ONLY SLIGHTLY SPOILERY This is a beautiful book. The physical book itself is breathtaking. Gold-edged pages with a striking blue-and-gold foil cover. The spine and back cover shows a drawing of the face of the protagonist, a Selznick signature.… Continue reading Book Review: The Marvels by Brian Selznick

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Book Review: Pilgrim Stories by Margaret Pumphrey

Pilgrim Stories by Margaret Pumphrey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Publisher: Scholastic middle grade, Thanksgiving This title takes readers from the religious oppression the Separatists faced in England under King James to Holland to that incredibly difficult first winter in Plymoth to the treaty reached with Massasoit to the three-day long feast after the… Continue reading Book Review: Pilgrim Stories by Margaret Pumphrey

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Book Review: Vampies Don’t Wear Polka Dots by Debbie Dadey

Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots by Debbie Dadey My rating: 3 of 5 stars publisher: Scholastic middle grade fantasy A class of third grade students at Bailey Elementary School are getting a new teacher after they ran off Mrs. Deedee. They get Mrs. Jeepers, an woman from Romania that wears a strange green brooch that… Continue reading Book Review: Vampies Don’t Wear Polka Dots by Debbie Dadey

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Book Review: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look My rating: 3 of 5 stars Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books, Random House middle grade Alvin Ho is a second grader who is easily spooked. He is so frightened at school that he never speaks. But when he is at home or… Continue reading Book Review: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look