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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 with his aunt Mimi for the summer, he does not anticipate what adventures he will have. As his new friendship blooms, so do the mysterious “dirt balls” that Aunt Mimi …

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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 their fathers work–Chernobyl–has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who’ve always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina’s grandmother. In their …

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Now with Fleas! (Cats vs. Robots #2)

Written by Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson, Illustrated by Kay Peterson Do you like Star Wars? Well, this series is like Star Wars except with robots and cats. Obi is a transformed robot cat who has had the Singularity Chip fused in his system. The chip allows him to have his original mind even though …

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Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II (Young Readers’ Edition)

Written by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney I really enjoyed this book! I think this book is good because it has a vivid description of how the events of World War II happened. It also has the back story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which I find very interesting. I liked everything about this book. Reviewed …

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Cutting-Edge Black Holes Research

Written by Kevin Kurtz, Illustrated by This book is about black holes and the Milky Way galaxy. In 1974, using special telescopes, astronomers saw a bunch of stars surrounding a HUGE space. It was millions of times bigger than our sun! They knew it was a black hole. Really big black holes are called supermassive …

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