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Dad’s Camera

Dad's Camera

Dad’s Camera Written by Ross Watkins, Illustrated by Liz Anelli First US Edition, Candlewick Press, 2018 Originally Published as One Photo by Penguin Random House Australia, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-5362-0138-3   Grades 2-8 Book Review In this touching and quiet picture book, we learn about a father living with Alzheimer’s Disease through the eyes of his […]

Each Kindness and Beneath a Meth Moon

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  Each Kindness Written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012 ISBN 978-0-399-24652-4 Grades 2 and Up Book Review  “I watched the water ripple/as the sun set through the maples/and the chance of a kindness with Maya/becoming more and more/forever gone.” Despite the changes in picture books […]

A Home for Bird

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Written and Illustrated by Philip Stead A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press ISBN 978-1-59643-711-1 All Ages Review Should you ever lose a beloved toy or dear possession, you can only hope that it receives a level of tender care that approximates the devotion Vernon the toad demonstrates in Phillip Stead’s A Home for Bird. This […]