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Review: Gone Camping

March 15, 2017

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Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Written by Tamera Will Wissinger Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers March 2017 112 pages While Sam and Lucy prepare for the family’s camping trip they eagerly anticipate all the fun they will have at the lake. But when the big day arrives Dad […]

Review: Not Quite Narwhal

March 3, 2017

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Not Quite Narwhal By Jessie Sima Simon & Schuster February 2017 40 pages Baby Kelp emerges from a clam shell deep in the ocean with his head encircled in a clear bubble. Raised by narwhals (whales with tusks) Kelp assumes he’s one of them because he also has a tusk protruding from his forehead. But […]

Review: Mighty Melvin the Magnificent Mouse

February 15, 2017

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Mighty Melvin the Magnificent Mouse By Trevor Newland Mosaic Press September 2016 64 pages In a world full of Biggies and Smallies, Melvin the bespectacled mouse is a Smally who thinks he’s a Biggy because he isn’t afraid of anything. Melvin decides to take his magnificence to the circus in order to find the Biggest […]

Review: Race to Pisa

February 1, 2017

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Race to Pisa By Trevor Newland Mosaic Press September 2016 64 pages Newland introduced readers to the Scallywags in The Scallywag Solution, as salty sailors saving their ship from Blackbeard’s pirates. In their latest exploit Race to Pisa, the four motley misfits are landlubbers toiling for King Nedward. Lazy-Eyed Liam does the laundry. Peggy Legs […]

Review: Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers

January 16, 2017

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Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers Written by Anna Humphrey Illustrated by Lisa Cinar Owlkids Books September 2016 224 pages Nine-year old Clara Humble has some amazing super powers. She’s the fastest sprinter on the Gledhill Elementary School track team. She creates an action-packed cartoon series featuring superhero @Cat and his nemesis Poodle Noodle. Her […]

Review: The Wizard’s Dog

December 7, 2016

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The Wizard’s Dog Written by Eric Kahn Gale Illustrated by Dave Phillips Crown Books for Young Readers January 2017 288 pages Nosewise is Merlin’s devoted canine companion with a case of separation anxiety. Though he is the wizard’s dog, it’s the apprentice Morgana who introduces him to magic. Quite by accident they discover that contact […]

Review: Wide as the Wind

December 1, 2016

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Wide as the Wind By Edward Stanton Open Books Press October 2016 220 pages Years of tribal wars between the Tuus and the Raas have savaged the tiny Polynesian island of Vaitéa. Those tribespeople who survive the massacres are slowly starving to death. The high priestess Marama believes 15-year old Miru is the chosen one […]