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Bronze and Sunflower

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Guest blogger Fang Jia jointly authored this week’s entry with Mary Ann. In China, Fang teaches Chinese language and literature. Currently, she studies Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College. Bronze and Sunflower Written by Cao Wenxuan, translated by Helen Wang, illustrated by Meilo So Published by Candlewick Press, 2017 Originally published in Mandarin, 2005 ISBN: […]

The Seventh Wish

The Seventh Wish Written by Kate Messner Published in 2016 by Bloomsbury Grades 4-8 ISBN: 978-1-61963-376-6 Book Review  “I must have imagined the voice. I have magic flowers and crystal dresses and wishes swirling around my brain, and that all added up to a fish talking.” Life for twelve-year-old Charlie Brennan suddenly changes when she […]

Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-in-the-Bayou Story

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Written by Caroline Starr Rose Illustrated by Rob Dunlavey Published by Schwartz and Wade Books, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-449-81016-3 Grades K-8 Book Review “Over in the wetlands/where the silky mist weaves,/Dragonfly lights on a slender reed.” In the Louisiana bayou, crabs also “scuttle in swells” and “spoonbills stalk.” However, this peaceful setting does not remain so […]

Last Stop on Market Street

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Last Stop on Market Street Written by Matt de la Pena Illustrated by Christina Robinson Published by G.P. Putnam’s and Sons, 2015 ISBN 978-0-399-25774-2 Grades PreK-8 Book Review “He wondered how his nana always found beautiful where he never even thought to look.” So ponders C.J., the protagonist of Last Stop on Market Street, as […]