Find Me by Jenna Hollenstein (Summary taken from an email the author sent me) “Originally published in Italian as Cercami, Find Me contains lively poems on the left-hand side of each page and colorful illustrations on the right. As you turn each page, the poems are read aloud by a narrator, which allows children to listen or to …

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Emma and the African Wishing Bead

Emma and the African Wishing Bead by Valerie Redmond (Summary taken from the back cover) “Emma and the African Wishing Bead” is a story about two girls, separated by an ocean and united by their dreams. It is about the beauty we all have to offer the world when we follow our passions, believe in …

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Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers

Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers by Marilynn Halas This is a very cute story about these little fuzzwippers. They look like cute fuzzy balls. I received one with my book, but I’m not sure if they come with all the books. These fuzzwippers come from many places throughout the world, with the hope of sharing one …

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When a Dragon Moves In

When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in–and that’s exactly what happens to one very lucky boy on the beach. The boy and his dragon brave the waves, roast marshmallows, roam the shore, and have a perfectly …

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Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise

Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise by Alicia Richardson (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “Kirby Puckernut is Santa’s cleverest little elf. While dreaming up marvelous toys for good girls and boys, Kirby has his best idea yet–a real elf in every home, all through the holidays, spreading Christmas Magic! Santa finds the perfect …

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Beau and the Beanstalk

Beau and the Beanstalk by Lee Baker (Summary taken from www.mediaguests.net) “Beau and the Beanstalk is being released as a revolutionary Interactive App. Children will be able to read along with the text as Lee Baker narrates the story as well as hear the characters speak as they interact on their PC, Mac, ipad, iphone, …

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Chocrotes and the World Without Question

Chocrotes and the World Without Question by Steve Berkowitz (Summary taken from an email the author sent me) The allegorical story, Chocrotes and the World Without Question, explores the power of questions, and references ideas around tyranny, revolutionary movements, freedom of speech, and educational philosophy. For as long as civilization has existed, people have longed …

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Summer Fit

Summer Fit by Kelly Terrill and Sarria James (Summary taken from the back book cover) “Keeping brains thinking and bodies active during school breaks is entertaining and engaging with Summer Fit workbooks and online games and activities. Created by educators, fitness trainers, and parents, Summer Fit activities focus on key areas of child development, including …

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Book Review of Laura’s Star by Klaus Baumgart

Laura’s Star by Klaus Baumgart I love this book! It is such a sweet story. Laura wishes on the evening star for a friend. She sees something shiny fall from the sky and runs outside to see what it is. It is a beautifully shiny star (and it really is shiny….love it!). She takes it …

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Book Review of What Are You Thinking by Valerie Ackley

What Are You Thinking? by Valerie Ackley This children’s book is so fun! I absolutely LOVE the message of this book! The book talks about how powerful our thoughts are, and how you can do whatever you put your mind to. It also discusses how if you have “yucky” thoughts when you wake up then …

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