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Barakah Beats

Written by Maleeha Siddiqui The story Barakah Beats was just as cute as the cover! Nimra is a 12 year old Pakistani American girl starting …
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Finding Junie Kim

Written by Ellen Oh After reading Finding Junie Kim, I have grown to like the book. It discusses hard topics like depression, suicide, racism, and war, …
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Free to Be Elephant Me

Written by Giles Andreae, Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees If you loved Giraffes Can’t Dance, you will love Free to Be Elephant Me. Num-Num, the baby …
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The Walloos’ Big Adventure

Written and Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz A sweet adventure picture book, with lessons on helping nature and new friendships. The illustrations are simple, colorful, and …
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Last Gate of the Emperor

Written by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen I gave this book to one of my Black sixth grade students to read and review. I …
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The Last Cuentista

Written by Donna Barba Higuera It’s literally the end of the world: a solar flare has knocked Haley’s Comet into a catastrophic collision course with Earth. …
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Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery

Written by Raj Haldar, Illustrated by Neha Rawat This book emphasizes travel and vocabulary. Similar to the Magic Treehouse series, this first book in Word Travelers …
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Dory Fantasmagory: Tiny Tough

Written and Illustrated by Abby Hanlon The Dory Fantasmagory series seems to get better with each new addition and Tiny Tough does not disappoint. Mom thinks …
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Weird Kid

Written by Greg Van Eekhout This is the story of a boy who is facing the weirdness of starting junior high, with the added problem …
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Embassy of the Dead

Written by Will Mabbitt, Illustrated by Taryn Knight This story is a little creepy, but just a little. A grim reaper is after Jake, and …
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Rise of Zombert

Written by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews The cover illustration of a scraggly black cat sitting on a tombstone hints that this would be a …
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She Wanted to Be Haunted

Written by Marcus Ewert, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani A fun twist on a Halloween book! Her father is a creepy castle, and her mother is a …
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Pencilvania

Written by Stephanie Watson, Illustrated by Sofia Moore Zora Webb loves to draw. She draws all the time whenever she can. Her fun pictures are fanciful …
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Rescue

Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen Rescue is a book based in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. A young girl hasn’t seen her father in nearly …
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Original Cat, Copy Cat

Written and Illustrated by Sarah Kurpiel Pineapple has always been the only cat. But when a sleeker, nimble cat named Kiwi comes home, Pineapple is annoyed. …
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