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Letters From Rifka

Okay, I’m going to admit to you that I was teary at the end of this one.  It ends well, but the story is quite touching.  Rifka and her family flee their home in the Ukraine under the cover of … Continue reading

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The Indian in the Cupboard

Indian in the Cupboard has got everything: action, adventure, excitement, a pinch of magic, countless awards, rave reviews and oh yeah…some of your garden variety stereotyping and racism. I’m pretty sure someone could write a dissertation about everything that’s wrong … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo is all the rage right now.  With two books made into Major Motion Pictures (Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux) her books are flying off the shelves as fast as the kids can grab them.  … Continue reading

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11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass is a cute story bound to appeal to young girls. On their 10th birthday, Amanda and her best friend Leo had a falling out. Now on the eve of their 11th, something or someone seems … Continue reading

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