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POSITIVELY izzy

I don’t read an enormous amount of graphic novels but for some young readers this is the only type of book they’ll pick up. It’s nice to be able to recommend a new one. Told in alternating viewpoints from two … Continue reading

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DO DOODLEBUGS DOODLE?

Try saying the title three times fast! No, I couldn’t either. This fun book of amazing facts about eleven different insects begins with a silly question. Turn the page and you can read a clearly stated answer. The facts will … Continue reading

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ARGOS

I was first introduced to The Odyssey in the eighth grade, or at least to a translation of the Greek poem. Basically, Odysseus leaves his beloved island Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. Staying behind are a wife and … Continue reading

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THE FREEDOM SHIP OF ROBERT SMALLS

The town of Beaufort, South Carolina is the starting point for this true story of a daring escape by an African American slave. It’s a beautiful seaside town and I’d fully recommend a visit. The text in this new edition … Continue reading

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HEROES OF HISTORY

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Most middle graders have little background on the politics and leaders of our country—especially from the past. What they do know is heard through parents/teachers, the 24/7 endless new cycle, and social media. … Continue reading

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EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU

There are many scary things lurking in the deep south—New Orleans  and the Louisiana bayou to be more specific. Let me begin with the Rougarou,  a werewolf type creature pulled from French folklore. Not scared yet? How about an Acadian … Continue reading

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SOME VERY MESSY MEDIEVAL MAGIC

This third book in the Adventures of Pete and Weasel is actually the first for me. I had heard about the series but could never fit it in to my busy review schedule. I’m glad to finally get a start … Continue reading

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