LeeAnne Grover

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”

Written by Deborah Heiligman It was so refreshing reading a book about a part of World War II that I was unfamiliar with. I loved how Heiligman located interviews, letters, and news articles of the incident and was able to weave the story to feel like I was hearing the account told by the individuals …

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All the Colors of Magic

Written by Valija Zinck, Translated by Helen Jennings All her life, Penelope has lived with her mother, grandmother, and cat Coco at their “dragon” house. She lives an ordinary life, except for the fact that she is the only girl in town with ash-grey hair. One day her mother gets injured by a tractor and …

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A World of Discovery

Written by Richard Platt, Illustrated by James Brown This book covers 30 inventions that changed the world. Each invention includes a short story about the inspiration of the creation, interesting facts, and one full length illustrated page about how the invention works. It is a great book for readers who love history, science, or inventions. …

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The Girl Who Sailed the Stars

Written by Matilda Woods In the village of a thousand ships a fortune teller’s prediction will change a girl’s life. Oona was meant to be a boy according to the famous fortune teller who visited her village ten years ago. Unwanted and unloved by every member of her family, Oona looks forward to her birthday …

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