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The War I Finally Won

              The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley The beautifully told sequel to The War That Saved My Life in which eleven-year-old Ada experiences understanding, kindness, sorrow, hope and finding family amid the uncertainty of World War II in the British countryside.   Read More »

Precious Home

            Precious Home by Ji Hyun Lee ; illustrated by Jin Hwa Kim A house is a place for shelter and rest, a place for playing and working, and a place for a family to live and love. But a house in Thailand looks nothing like a house in Mongolia, and the houses in Togo ... Read More »

Eye To Eye

              Eye to Eye : How Animals See the World by Steve Jenkins Profiles a series of animals with unusual eyes and explains how such animals use their uniquely evolved eyes to gain essential information about the biological world.   Read More »

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

              The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin “The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, ... Read More »

Waltz Of The Snowflakes

              Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elly MacKay When Gran gives her granddaughter tickets to the ballet, the young girl initially does not want to get dressed up and go, but when she experiences the Nutcracker she becomes entranced with the magic of the theater.   Read More »

A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale

              A Cooked-up Fairy Tale by Penny Parker Klostermann ; illustrated by Ben Mantle A hapless young chef, hoping to impress workers at Fairy-Tale Headquarters, cooks some story ingredients he has found, and gives a new twist to familiar tales.   Read More »

Choosing Courage

              Choosing Courage : Inspiring Stories Of What It Means To Be a Hero by Peter Collier Shares the stories of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation recipients while offering sidebars and essays to illuminate the qualities of true-life heroes.   Read More »

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

              Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm by Dana Simpson When a massive storm wreaks havoc on their town’s electricity, Phoebe and Marigold set out to discover the magical cause, teaming up with Max and frenemy Dakota to save their town from the magic storm.   Read More »