The Paper Boat: A Refugee Story by Thao Lam

Published by Owlkids Books Summary:  Thao Lam and her family escaped from Vietnam in 1980 when she was two years old.  This wordless book shows her family’s journey, starting with a dinner in their Vietnam home where they’re planning their escape.  The author’s note explains how, as a child, her mother used to rescue ants […]

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Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty

Published by Random House Books for Young Readers Summary:  When Felix and Benji find a wallet belonging to billionaire Laura Friendly, they return it–after first “borrowing” $20.00 to buy themselves hot dogs and ice cream.  As a reward/punishment, Ms. Friendly offers the boys $10 million.  But there’s a catch: first they have to spend $5,368,709.12 […]

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Review: The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

Have you ever dreamt of travelling to another world? I certainly have, but 12-year-old Flick really hasn’t. She’s a no-nonsense kid who doesn’t need bedtime stories and knows magic isn’t real. But when Flick discovers a strange travel agency while exploring her new town, everything changes. Flick discovers she can see magical tears in the […]

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Kenny and the Book of Beasts by Tony DiTerlizzi

  KENNY & THE BOOK OF BEASTS by Tony DiTerlizzi Kenny & the Dragon, Book Two Simon & Schuster Middle Grade Fantasy 224 pages   COMING… SEPTEMBER 22nd!!!   In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning author Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life—including […]

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