I am Jackie Robinson

I am Jackie Robinson By Brad Meltzer Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Brad Meltzer’s series Ordinary People Change the World show heroes all throughout history in a new light. Each book is told in first person, with the historical figure telling the story about their lives and accomplishments. The illustrations are comical and fun, making it an […]

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Fox’s Garden

Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam In this wordless picture book, a lone fox travels through the cold night to find shelter from the blowing snow. In the village, fox is shooed away from windows and doors by unwelcoming townsfolk. A young boy watches from his bedroom window as fox sneaks into a nearby greenhouse. Wishing […]

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Invasion of the Dognappers

Invasion of the Dognappers by Patrick Jennings is a solid choice for kids 8 to 12.  I think it will especially appeal to boys. The story revolves around alien-obsessed Logan and his group of friends who investigate the disappearance of several dogs in town.  What I liked about this particular book is that Logan really does […]

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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka

Knucklehead:  Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka I picked up Knucklehead because someone recommended it as a funny read.  Jon Scieszka’s reputation as a favorite author of kids was a factor in my decision too.  I was not disappointed, and actually laughed out loud!  Jon Scieszka was the second oldest of six […]

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