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Kid Lit Review of “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson tells a lovely story that offers support and encouragement for all the children who walk into a room – for example, on the first day of school – and think with dread that they are different from everyone … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Spectacular Spots” by Susan Stockdale

The colorful acrylics reflecting the author/illustrator’s background in design form the basis of the appeal of this book intended for a very young audience (aged 2-6). Instead of restricting herself to the usual panoply of farm animals, Stockdale introduces children … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Dinosaur Discoveries: New Edition” by Gail Gibbons

In any library or bookstore, you are apt to find that many kids gravitate to the section on dinosaurs. Thus this book should be considered essential for libraries. The 2018 edition is an update of the original published in 2005. … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Apollo Missions for Kids” by Jerome Pohlen

This book is part of the excellent series by Chicago Review Press featuring educational content plus twenty-one related activities. The author, an engineer and former elementary school science teacher, educates kids about the groundbreaking NASA project that led to mankind’s … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Good Dog, McTavish” by Meg Rosoff

Multiple award-winning author Meg Rosoff has written an adorable story for middle graders about a family in trouble rescued by a very smart dog named McTavish. The Peachey family goes into crisis mode when Ma Peachey decides to stop being … Continue reading

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