Monthly Archives: January 2017

Big Rigs on the Go

A big rig is a big truck.  It carries good across the country.  With large font and short simplistic sentences, Big Rigs on the Go describes the parts of a big rig, what big rigs are used for, and driver information. … Continue reading

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Hooray for Construction Workers!

Construction workers have many different jobs.  They work together to build things.  Using large easy to read font and simple sentences, this title explains the different jobs in construction.  Each page contains a large color photo that reinforces the text. … Continue reading

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What’s an Apple?

You can pick it/You can kick it/You can throw away the core/You can toss it/You can sauce it/You can roll it on the floor. A fun, rhyming text describing the many things you can do with an apple.  The pictures … Continue reading

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Yellow Time

Yellow isn’t just a color, it is a time of year.  Never mentioning to a specific season, this is a lovely celebration of autumn.  All the senses are called into play with the crows announcing its coming, the scent of … Continue reading

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent is a stellar biography of a highly accomplished woman as well as a concise introductory explanation of the role of the supreme court. Ruth Bader was born in an era when a woman’s role revolved around the home … Continue reading

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Beard Boy

Ben wants nothing more than to have a beard.  All of the coolest, “boss” people he knows have beards, including his dad.  After creative experimentation with different ways to have something like a beard, including an incident with the permanent … Continue reading

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Ten Hungry Pigs

What happens when 10 different pigs bring their favorite foods to add to a sandwich?  Using slant rhyme, Derek Anderson builds suspense as each pig throws in their item to become a towering meal.  When the 11th pigs shows up, … Continue reading

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Manners Are Not For Monkeys

The title and cover of Manners Are Not For Monkeys will draw young readers into this book instantly.  I mean, who doesn’t like to see monkeys behaving badly?  But the problem is that after a move to a cage near the … Continue reading

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LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field

Well woven biographical sketches and social history lessons will open many eyes of students who pick up LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field.  Author Kirstin Cronn-Mills was able to capture both the agony and pride these athletes have felt in such … Continue reading

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Josh Baxter Levels Up

Josh Baster states he’s the new kid in the “new town, new house, new school. And no player’s guide to give me the tips and tricks I need to make it through the year. This is one game I have … Continue reading

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Don’t You Trust Me

Morgan is a rule breaker.  And a liar.  And a thief.  And her parents have had enough.  When the opportunity comes for them to send her to a “reform” school of sorts, she can’t believe her dad locked the door … Continue reading

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Meet the Bobs and Tweets

This is the first book in the BOB AND TWEET series. The mob of Bobs are slobs, but one Bob (#7- Dean) is not a slob.The Bobs have been requested to move to a new neighborhood. They do not mind. … Continue reading

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Bugs at the Beach

Bright bold colors delight the eye of the reader as they follow two bugs with BIG eyes on their first trip to the beach. Bitsy Bug and Busy Bug build a big sand castle. Then, a ” Bird Bug swoops … Continue reading

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Snail Has Lunch

Snail loves his bucket! It has everything he needs and he never, ever, ever, has to leave – no matter how many times Ladybug asks. Until…one day, the farmer picks up his bucket, Snail is dumped out and the adventure … Continue reading

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Lucy & Company

What a lovely book! The sweet adventures of Lucy and her friends are told in three stories – “The Snack”, “The Treasure Hunt” and “The Hatchlings”. Friendship, fun and a few surprises are detailed in simple language with beautiful accompanying … Continue reading

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Megafast Motorcycles

Megafast Motorcycles starts with a general description of what the term “megafast motorcycle” means and then moves on to a two page spread detailing a variety of motorcycles that fit within that term. Sidebars, located on the right side of … Continue reading

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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler

Russell Freedman brings narrative and historic photos together to give the reader a small taste of what it was like to live in Germany during the time Adolf Hitler’s rise and fall. Not all Germans were deceived by Adolf Hitler’s … Continue reading

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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

When deep in your soul you know what you’ve been taught your whole life is not true, could you be strong enough to do something about it?  Hans Scholl, like most German children in the 1930’s, was indoctrinated to become … Continue reading

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In Due Time: Going, Going, Gone

This is the first in the series, In Due Time. Strange things are happening in the library at Sands Middle School. Historical figures appear in the library, but the librarian whisks them away. The librarian meets with Matt, Luis, and … Continue reading

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Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Invisible Inventor

This is number 8 in the Billy Sure Series. Billy and his friend, Manny, are celebrating after selling their rights to their hovercraft invention. Suddenly there is a new inventor in town and that inventor want to bring Manny on … Continue reading

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Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street School Ghost

There is a mystery at Odd Street School. The school bell starts to ring at midnight. It rang more than the twelve times that it should have for midnight. It happened again on another night and it is the talk of … Continue reading

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Galaxy Zack: Space Camp

This is number 14 in the Galaxy Zack series. Zack can’t wait for school to end and to go to Camp Stellar on the planet Sylvan with his friend Drake. When they get there Zack and Drake are put in … Continue reading

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Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still

This a picture book biography of Nadia Comaneci, Romanian Olympic gymnast. Nadia was constantly moving – climbing trees and swinging on the branches. She was also fearless. Nadia’s mother signed her up for gymnastics to find a place for her energy. Bela … Continue reading

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Captain Awesome Meets Super Dude

This is number 17 in the Captain Awesome series. Captain Awesome and his friends just finished watching the new Super Dude movie. On his way home, Captain Awesome sees villains everywhere including his sister, Queen Stinkypants. Captain Awesome has the chance to meet … Continue reading

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Heidi Heckelbeck Makes a Wish

Heidi Heckelbeck is a young witch, who sometimes gets into sticky situations with her magic. In this book, Heidi wishes for good weather for her class field trip, but the day is ruined when the storm rolls in before they … Continue reading

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