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Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

Written by Andrew Larsen, Illustrated by Anne Villeneuve Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden is a touching tale of family and friendship. As Vincent stays…
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Lily the Thief

Written and Illustrated by Janne Kukkonen A great book. I read it three times and never got bored! I really recommend this book: it’s action…
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The Candle and the Flame

Written by Nafiza Azad Fatima is one of only a few survivors. As a child her family was murdered by the Shayateen djinn, and she…
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Emmy in the Key of Code

Written by Aimee Lucido Emmy in the Key of Code is a book written in verse and code. Emmy was living a happy life in…
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Hair Love

Written by Matthew A. Cherry, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison This is a heartwarming book. It shows the love between a father and daughter as the…
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The Other, Better Me

Written by Antony John Lola Harmon, a ten year old whose father left before she was born, is given an assignment to describe a fictional…
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The Blackbird Girls

Written by Anne Blankman One morning, neighbors Valentina and Oksana wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where…
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Written by Nikki Grimes In this memoir, Nikki Grimes talks about her childhood and how while growing up she used writing to help her cope…
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Throwback

Written by Peter Lerangis Corey Fletcher has always been told that he has a big imagination. He has lived his whole life in New York…
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Dragon Pearl

Written by Yoon Ha Lee Dragon Pearl definitely has some action. Lee focuses his tale around Korean folklore and chooses a Kumiho, a shape-shifting fox,…
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Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

Written by Jennifer Robin Barr Have you ever wanted something so bad, you would do anything to get it? Jimmy has. He lives in Philadelphia…
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Strike Zone

Written by Mike Lupica Nick has two best buddies that are as close as family to him: Ben and Diego. Baseball is what they love…
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Wild Honey from the Moon

Written and Illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel Mother Shrew’s only son is deathly sick and the only cure is a teaspoon of wild honey from the…
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