June 2019

A Book About Whales

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A Book About Whales By Andrea Antinori Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419735028
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

 

You may know that whales are mammals, but did you know they evolved from land mammals? Did you know that the world’s largest whale, the Blue Whale, is 98 feet long, and the smallest, the Pygmy Right Whale, is only 21 feet long? (That’s the size of an adult female Great White Shark.) I know, so many cool facts, and this book is full of them! Along with great illustrations, it’s hard to put down.

Robin 


With the Fire on High

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With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

 

In Acevedo's sophomore novel, she tackles complex issues of teen parenthood and identity in a thoughtful way. Readers will be captured by Emoni's story--and her cooking. Be ready to root for her and get hungry!

April


Vamos! Let's Go To The Market

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¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

 

Vamos! Let's Go To The Market checks all my boxes for what makes a perfect picture book. The artwork is beautiful and fun, there's so much to discover within every page (perfect for repeat readings!) and the conversational mix of English and Spanish makes for a wonderful learning experience. I wish I had had this book as a kid!

Caleb


Jerome by Heart

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Jerome by Heart By Thomas Scotto (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Olivier Tallec (Artist), Claudia Bedrick (Translator) Cover Image
By Thomas Scotto (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Olivier Tallec (Artist), Claudia Bedrick (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592702503
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 3rd, 2018

 

A beautiful reminder that kids know love when they feel it, and that love can endure against hateful ideology. This is such a wonderful story with a steadfast, inspirational main character. Love is love.

Stacey


The Farmer’s Son

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The Farmer's Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm By John Connell Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9781328577993
Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

 

The Farmer’s Son is an unflinching yet tender memoir about small livestock farming way of life in rural Ireland that almost disappeared if not in Ireland than certainly in our own country. While there’s nothing romantic about such a hardscrabble life Connell’s account of his careful and humane husbandry is profoundly moving.

Dale


Black Chalk

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Black Chalk By Christopher J. Yates Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250075550
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2015

 

The dreadful game of Yates' Black Chalk is fairly straightforward - a series of escalating dares with escalating consequences - but the narrative is not. Constantly flitting between past and present, this story kept me perpetually off balance, and I couldn't put it down. I dare you not to get caught up in this twisting tale.

Caleb


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