A Sand County ALMANAC and Sketches Here and There

A Sand County ALMANAC and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold Aldo Leopold sketches and journals about wildlife and their behavior with wit as well as understanding. He gives us a glimpse of his observations in the wilderness of Wisconsin, Arizona, Iowa, Oregon, and elsewhere. His love for the creatures inhabiting the outdoors is …

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Hello Universe*

Hello Universe by Erin Estrada Kelly The individual paths of Virgil Salinas, Valencia Somerset, and Kaori Tanaka are united by fate or as Kaori would say, by the universe itself. Virgil ends up in an old well - thanks to a bully named Chet Bullens. But things end up better than he could've ever imagined. I …

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Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng My neice is an avid reader and suggested I read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. So I did. I don't usually review books I would have reservations recommending. But this story deals with so many issues which are relevant to our young adult readers, I recommend it with …

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Dear Mr. Henshaw*

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary A sixth grade writing assignment connects Leigh Botts with his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. In his letters to Mr. Henshaw, Leigh opens up about his parents' divorce, his feelings toward his father, and the struggles he has at his new school. Mr. Henshaw suggests Leigh keep a diary. Leigh takes …

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The Mona Lisa Mirror Mystery

The Mona Lisa Mirror Mystery by Latayne C. Scott The Mona Lisa Mirror Mystery by Latayne C. Scott is a novella which takes the reader back and forth between the present-day world and Renaissance Italy. A strange sensation overcomes sixteen-year-old, Addy Serna, while she’s looking into the eyes of the Mona Lisa print hanging on her …

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