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Do you read or e-read?

The debate about e-readers vs. “old fashioned” books rages on… OK. I don’t think that’s true. Sure, there are circles and communities, mainly in academic settings and libraries, where this is a still a hot debate. And, yes, the research about whether or not the formula of  “little kids + picture e-book = regular reading value” is still coming in […]

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The Five Sisters

Book: The Five Sisters Author: Margaret Mahy All children love good stories. Not all children crave high drama, high action tales. The Five Sisters is a lovely book from a prolific author who is under appreciated in the U.S., if you ask me. I remember when my wonderful school librarian directed me to this title. I was […]

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Wonder

Book: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio So you’ve probably heard of this one, but I could not resist putting it up on my reviews and recommendations list. In my mind, Wonder should be required reading for all children (and their parents). At it’s core, Wonder is the story of being different and how people think and feel about […]

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Savvy

Book: Savvy Author: Ingrid Law You know those books that you just want to dive into, hang out with all the characters, and live in their world? This is one of those. I adore this book. I recommend it to everyone I see (OK, that’s an exaggeration but if we get to talking Middle Grade fiction, then […]

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