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We Were Liars

What can I say about We Were Liars by E. Lockhart? It’s an amazing read. It’s suspenseful, psychological and there’s a surprise that makes it hard to review. The teens featured in this book are cousins (and one honorary cousin) who summer … Continue reading

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Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

Poems and the ocean fit together like wind and sand. Perfect for summer, Water Sings Blue inspects all the crevices of the ocean’s shore to its depths. Praises for the blue whale: rolling your belly like a tide, and the coral: We are busy. … Continue reading

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Sea of Dreams

Dennis Nolan’s wordless picture book stunningly portrays what happens to a little girl’s sand castles after sunset. Beautiful and magical, Sea of Dreams will have you paging through again and again. Activities for wordless picture books include making up a … Continue reading

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If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet

Calling all baby geologists and kid rock collectors! Take a long look at If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk, an avid searcher of rocks and interpreter of rock shapes.  All but one of the alphabet rocks came from Florida—it makes … Continue reading

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True (…sort of)

Delly is always getting into trouble, even when she’s trying to avoid it by making up cuss words like “chizzle”.  Only RB, her little brother, seems to see the good in her, until Ferris Boyd moves into town.  Ferris Boyd … Continue reading

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Turtle in Paradise

In Key West, 1935, everyone has crazy nicknames:  Turtle, Kermit, Pork Chop and Beans. Even Ernest Hemingway cameos as Papa. Jennifer L. Holm creates a swashbuckling adventure in this perfect summer read for kids. Hailing from New Jersey, Turtle is … Continue reading

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Blackout

When there’s a blackout in the city, everyone has to go to the roof to find the lights.  A street party ensues and the melting ice-cream is free, so when the lights go back on, normal is not enticing.  One … Continue reading

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How Will We Get to the Beach?

This guessing game story by Brigitte Luciani and illustrated by Eve Tharlet was first published in Switzerland.  Deceptively simple, Roxanne heads to the beach with five items, but every mode of transportation requires her to leave an item behind. Use … Continue reading

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