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My Grandma and Me
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

My Grandma and Me

MY GRANDMA AND ME – Unlearning Otherness one child at a time. Picture books have, for me, become a passion. As much as their stories

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I want my hat back
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

For the Love of a Hat

THE IMPORTANCE OF HATS – STOLEN, LOST OR OTHERWISE Welcome to the wonderful world of children’s author-illustrator Jon Klassen. Klassen, a Canadian, is both a

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Louisiana's Way Home
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Louisiana’s Way Home

LOUISIANA’S WAY HOME Kate DiCamillo’s character Louisana Elefante is not new to her many fans who have read Raymie Nightingale (2016). I, however, am meeting

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Good Rosie!

GOOD ROSIE! As a book reviewer, I have no favorite genre; if a book is well-written, I will unabashedly tout its merit. In the case

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Du Iz Tak?

DU IZ TAK? If I were still selling books at a brick and mortar, Carson Ellis’s Du Iz Tak? would be flying off the shelf.

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Charlotte and the Quiet Place

CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE Charlotte and the Quiet Place is a most appropriate picture book for this time of year, which gives new meaning

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Flora & Ulysses, a truly squirrelly novel

Flora & Ulysses, The Illuminated Adventures Having recently finished reading children’s author Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal winning Flora & Ulysses, I’m going to go out

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

The Imaginary

THE IMAGINARY It’s summer, and summer, for a lot of us, is a time for family visits, especially those families outside our own city or

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Children’s early and middle readers
Susan Cornfield

Wrath of the Caid

Wrath of the Caid – Book Two of the Red Hand Adventures The Wrath of the Caid starts where Rebels of the Kasbah leaves off.

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Children’s early and middle readers
Susan Cornfield

Rebels of the Kasbah

Rebels of the Kasbah – Book One of the Red Hand Adventures The Rebels of the Kasbah is a tale about the basic human needs

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Great Ghost Stories

Nipping at the heels of the word “summer” are the words “summer camp,” and not long after comes the word “campfire,” and it’s a no-brainer

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Steinbeck’s Ghost

If ever there was a family read, Steinbeck’s Ghost is it, a reminder to parents that a great number of books marketed to young readers

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Children’s early and middle readers
Joanne Mallari

When Did You See Her Last?

When Did You See Her Last? All the Wrong Questions To stop publishing Lemony Snicket—now that would be an unfortunate event. Fortunately, Little, Brown and

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Boxcar Beginning
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

The Boxcar Children Beginning

Do you remember Gertrude Chandler Warner’s book The Boxcar Children? Remembering it because you bought it for your kids or grandkids doesn’t count. Although initially

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