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A banjolele is a very unique four-stringed musical instrument. It has a body like a small banjo, and the neck similar to a ukulele. This expanded picture book is the story of how artist Valerie June and a banjolele became … Continue reading

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Author Misty Wilson takes readers back to her 7th grade year when she played football. Before we break huddle and get on with my review, here’s the set-up: Misty never shies away from a challenge, on or off the field. … Continue reading

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Buy | Goodreads Learn about the secret language of wild animals in this exciting and informative guide from the experts who brought you How to Speak Cat and How to Speak Dog. We know animals can’t speak and express themselves … Continue reading

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Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad #3: The Law of Cavities (Book Blitz and Giveaway!)

Buy | Goodreads Meet the characters, watch the book trailer and check out the Educator and Reader’s Guides on the series website here! The S.M.A.R.T. Squad is back to tackle more middle school mayhem with science, technology, engineering, math, and … Continue reading

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5,000 AWESOME FACTS (About Animals!)

You will definitely find the unexpected when opening the pages of this National Geographic KiDS title focusing on animals. What I expected to find was page after page of facts grouped around a particular animal. Ones like “50 Terrific Facts … Continue reading

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Pee yew! Something fishy’s going on in the Chesapeake Bay. As they resume “normal” life after a global pandemic, Gir, Izi, and their fifth-grade classmates form The Antidotes to try to stop a corporate plastic-eating bacteria experiment gone wrong. Will … Continue reading

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GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS—100 Inspiring Young Changemakers

Readers will celebrate well-known activists Greta Thunberg and Mari Copeny and meet new names like inventors Riya Karumanchi, who developed a smart cane for the visually impaired, and Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, who used recycled materials to build solar-powered water … Continue reading

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It’s a Numbers Game! Football Blog Tour

Welcome to the It’s a Numbers Game! Football Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of the newest addition to the It’s a Numbers Game series AND the start of football season, this week blogs across the internet will be featuring special excerpts … Continue reading

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I was scheduled to review a new non-fiction book today, but the publisher changed the release date so I will hold off until October. This gives me an opportunity to share what I am looking forward to reading the next … Continue reading

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Fenris & Mott

Mott lives with her mom in a Culver City, California apartment. They moved there from Pennsylvania, but Mott misses her best friend and the Root Beet review internet show they did together. The plot takes off in a hurry as … Continue reading

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