Monthly Archives: December 2015

True Believer

True Believer, second in the Make Lemonade trilogy by Virginia Euwer Wolff, is an honest look at faith, friendship and romance as seen through the eyes of LaVaughn while she navigates high school. Determined to stay on track for college though the odds seem … Continue reading

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The Tea Party in the Woods

The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi is a Japanese tale of Little Red Riding Hood, translated into English. A girl in a red skirt and winter hat goes through the woods to bring Grandma a pie. She thinks she’s … Continue reading

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Nerdy Birdy

Nerdy Birdy doesn’t fit in with the cool birds. He’s alone until he’s invited to join a whole flock of birdies just like him: book-lovers with glasses who like to play video games (World of Wormcraft, that is). When new … Continue reading

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Strictly No Elephants

The title and cover alone had me itching to read this picture book–there he is, a boy and his pet elephant (both wearing red scarves!) at a closed door with the sign “Strictly No Elephants“. The boy and his elephant … Continue reading

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