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Kaylee Holt
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The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now: Two Endearing Reads for the Ages!
Do you know what it's like to find a book that you absolutely fall in love with?  In love with every word?  Every event?  Every character?  (Well...almost.)  And can you imagine what it's like to find not one but two of these books, written as companions to...

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Counting by 7's: A Review
Counting by 7's was published in 2013 by the Penguin Group. This summer, I am working as a summer reading assistant at the Williamsburg Regional Library.  My primary job includes conferencing with young readers about the books they've recorded, which gives ...

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Counting by 7's: A Review
Counting by 7's was published in 2013 by the Penguin Group. This summer, I am working as a summer reading assistant at the Williamsburg Regional Library.  My primary job includes conferencing with young readers about the books they've recorded, leaving me i...

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The Tale of Despereaux: A Small Mouse with a Big Heart
The Tale of Despereaux was published in 2003 by Candlewick. Image courtesy of barnesandnoble.com In The Tale of Despereaux, author Kate DiCamillo once again explores the power of love and the transformative relationships that can occur between humans and an...

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Reading: Now I'll Tell You Eveything (The FINALY Book in the Alice McKinley Series0
The FINAL Alice book  As soon as I finished reading Now I'll Tell You Everything , the final book in the Alice McKinley series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, it started to rain.  Not just metaphorically but literally.  Along with the rain came hail pounding at...

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Reading: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Courtesy of soundcloud.com "Sometimes, I think I am the saddest boy in the world."  These words are shared by Aristotle "Ari" Mendoza in the novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a recent Stonewall and Printz Award winner written b...

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Reading: Tuck Everlasting
Courtesy of goodreads.com Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 1975 Tuck Everlasting  by Natalie Babbit is one of those books I've always wanted to read.  I always saw it at the library or on the bookshelf, but it seemed my hands were always filled wi...

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Reading: A Time of Miracles
Courtesy of goodreads.com In 1997, I was in the fourth grade at Webster Elementary School in attendance with one of the most transformative teachers I ever knew.  After a summer spent at the swimming pool with my sister and our neighbor friends, I began the...

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Reading: Time for Kids - W, X, Why?
Published by Time for Kids Books in 2013 Photo courtesy of babyrazzi.com Why do so many houses have a pointed roof?  Why does an igloo keep people warm?  Why do dogs dig holes? If you've ever wondered about any of these questions, you can find the answer in...

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Reading: Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
Courtesy of betterworldbooks.com Named a Siebert Honor Book , Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea,  was written by Sy Montgomery and includes beautiful photographs by Nic Bishop.  Including maps of New Guinea and dis...
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