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“Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel”

It may be surprising to admit, but “Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel” by W. Bruce Cameron, is the first kids animal book I have ever read. There may have been an animal book here or there that I skimmed through as a kid, but most of the children’s books I tend to read are… Continue reading “Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel”

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Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

The other day I was looking for a new read, and came across “Lily and Dunkin” by Donna Gephart on the New JF shelf. I liked the cover, looked it up on goodreads and saw it has excellent reviews, two starred reviews, and sounded like a possible read alike to “George” by Alex Gino. So… Continue reading Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

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Soar by Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer seems to be the queen of realistic children’s chapter books that balance between uncomfortable realities and humor. The last few Bauer books I read came from a girl’s perspective, which is why one of her newer books, “Soar,” is refreshingly from a boy’s perspective. In a nut shell the main character, Jer, is 12 years old, adopted,… Continue reading Soar by Joan Bauer

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5 Great Authors for Reluctant Readers: vol 1

With about a month and a half left of summer vacation for most kiddos I thought it was the opportune time to share 5 author suggestions for reluctant readers! 5 Great Authors for Reluctant Readers: Jon Scieszka: This man knows funny. He can write books from picture to chapter, but he can get kids hooked,… Continue reading 5 Great Authors for Reluctant Readers: vol 1