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Review: An Angel Named Carol

July 28, 2011

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An Angel Named Carol By John L. Hoh, Jr. Illustrated by Carolos Lemos Mirror Publishing December 2010 30 pages Carol is a shy and lonely angel with a beautiful singing voice. The other angels want to do something special to announce the birth of baby Jesus. They decide to form a heavenly choir. They ask […]

Review: Manni

February 7, 2011

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Manni: From a World Beyond the Stars By Benrali Dreamworlds Beyond Time September 2009 32 pages On the same night that hundreds of tiny sea turtles are hatched, a mysterious creature named Oonie is sent by the moon to come down to the sand and help one baby turtle named Manni return to the sea. […]

Review: Mama Miti

March 9, 2010

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Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya By Donna Jo Napoli Illustrated by Kadir Nelson Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Book January 2010 40 pages Mama Miti means mother of trees. This story is the folktale version of how one woman saved Kenya from deforestation one tree at a time. As a child, Wangari […]

Review: Kung Fu Kitty

November 16, 2009

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Kung Fu Kitty By Lauri Bortz Illustrated by Marianne Nowottny Abaton Book Company  September 2009 112 pages In the Monkey Kingdom, all cats live as slaves of the monkeys. Wu Zhua was born with five claws into a family of six-clawed cats. The Monkey King denounces her and demands she be drowned. Her mother, Ma […]