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SNOW, SNOW, SNOW-BOOKS!

January 28, 2015

Let it SNOW, SNOW, SNOW-BOOKS! Here, there, everywhere – And while the snow pours, drifts, and piles, Let’s snuggle with stacks of fun and cozy snowy books! At ReaderkidZ, we began our January month of books with two snowy, wintry books and now here are three more new ones and several snowflake-shivery old ones. FIRST […]

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If You Were a Dog by Jamie Swenson

January 25, 2015

If You Were a Dog (FSG, 2014) is crafted with active language that a creative child with a lively imagination will absolutely love. Illustrator Chris Raschka’s simplistic watercolors, comprised of pastel curves and lines, connect perfectly with the buoyant innocence of author Jamie Swenson’s energetic text. If You Were a Dog is fantastically suited for […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, BLACK HISTORY MONTH

January 18, 2015

Martin Luther King, Black History Month This week as a nation we celebrate the life, work, and words of Martin Luther King. We celebrate his courage to have a dream of justice for all. Until the moment of his death, he maintained the ideal that only when all people are free from fear to learn, […]

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Imani’s Moon by JaNay Brown-Wood, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell

January 14, 2015

In Imani’s Moon written by JaNay Brown-Wood, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell (Charlesbridge, 2014), Imani has big dreams. She wants to touch the moon but she’s the smallest child in her village, and her peers make her feel even smaller with their mean taunts. Imani’s mother shares stories with her daughter about Olapa, goddess of the […]

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A brave girl, a stray dog, and an ending that will make you cheer through your tears

January 11, 2015

There have been a slew of good middle grade books published in recent years about children who face learning or behavioral challenges and that’s wonderful. So many children are moving through real life facing these, and other, challenges. To be able to see themselves in the pages of a book has got to be a […]

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Fleabrain Loves Frannie by Joanne Rocklin

January 7, 2015

It’s 1952, the year Charlotte’s Web was published and the year of the horrific polio outbreak. Francine Katzenback is a victim of the dreaded virus and is confined to a wheelchair. The public is panicked, consumed in fear of the contagious virus, leaving Frannie isolated and lonely. She is befriended by a flea. That’s right. […]

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Winter Bees and Northern Lights

January 4, 2015

The ReaderKidZ are back, sending best wishes for the New Year with lots of time set aside to enjoy many of your favorite books! This month we’re reviewing a small collection of our own “Old and New Favorites.” Share some of your own, won’t you? We’d love to hear from you! WINTER BEES & OTHER POEMS OF THE COLD by […]

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