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Book Review: Oh, nuts! by Tammi Sauer

How do chipmunks gain spotlight attention from zoo visitors?  This is the question for Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob, three chipmunks at the City Zoo. In Tammi Sauer’s book, Oh, nuts!, three chipmunks do what they do best, scurrying around the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

The 2014 Newbery Award has been announced!  The committee chose Flora and Ulysses: an illuminated adventure by Kate DiCamillo, a delightfully silly story with lots of cartoon illustrations that will keep young children giggling ‘til the very last page.   If … Continue reading

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Book Review: If it’s snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman

Author Kim Norman wrote a fun twist on “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands” about winter friends having fun in the arctic.  The characters are made up of animals, such as a polar bear, seal, hare, walrus, … Continue reading

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Book List: Newbery 2014 Predictions

Update – And the Winner of the John Newbery Medal for “most outstanding contribution to children’s literature” is: “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell Honor books “Doll Bones,” written by Holly Black … Continue reading

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After Halloween Ghoul Hunting for Middle Grade Readers

Not enough scares this Halloween? Try these out these juvenile and young adult series that are sure to keep you wondering what that noise is under the bed or in the closet. Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney For … Continue reading

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