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The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella

The Red Bicycle follows the true story of one donated, recycled, and re-purposed bicycle, Big Red, as it travels from a small town in the…

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One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

All too often when I’m browsing the nonfiction children’s titles on NetGalley, I spot a book that looks like it might tie in perfectly…

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki

In Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, memories of time spent in Japan visiting her professional violinist grandfather inspire Hana to play her violin in her…

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Girl Scouts Founder’s Day: Books for Mom & Daughter

October 31 is full of celebration! It’s Halloween. It’s Reformation Day. And for the Girl Scouts of the USA, it’s Founder’s Day, the day…

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Raising Readers Through Wordless Picture Books

My preschooler has reached an interesting stage. She’s been working through Reading Eggs and can read most of the books in set 1 of the Bob…

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Small Fry Saturday: Scarlatti’s Cat

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. This week’s pick is:    Title: Scarlatti’s CatAuthor:…

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Kidlit Review: I Came From the Water by Vanita Oelschlager

Title: I Came From the WaterAuthor: Vanita OelschlagerIllustrator: Mike BlancPublisher: Vanita BooksReleased: September 2012Source: publisher (Edelweiss) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis…

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Here I Am by Patti Kim

I opened Here I Am on my e-reader and, because I didn’t read the synopsis closely enough, I was surprised to find that the…

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Vlog for Small Fry Saturday: Dragons Love Tacos

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. This week’s pick is: Title: Dragons Love TacosAuthor:…

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Kidlit Review: Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader (e-book)

My mom is undergoing chemotherapy and has lost all of her hair. We’ve been talking to C (who turns 4 this month) about it,…

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