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The Gold-Threaded Dress

Much like Molly in Molly’s Pilgrim, Oy is finding it hard to adjust to her new school. When her family first moved to the United States from Thailand, being Asian was not a big deal. A move to a different … Continue reading

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What the Witch Left

Friends Louise and Katy are playing in Katy’s room when Louise becomes curious about the tall chest of drawers.  Louise pressures Katy into opening the locked bottom drawer where they discover lots of stuff belonging to Katy’s Aunt Martha.  Over … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as a Witch

My copy of this book is so well worn and well loved that it lives its life inside a ziploc bag.  When you take it out little pieces of broken up paper flutter out like confetti.  This is absolutely the … Continue reading

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The Ordinary Princess

A beautiful princess is born. A fairy casts a spell.  The Ordinary Princess begins exactly as a fairy tale should, but it has a lot more to offer than your ordinary fairy tale.  The princess does not enjoy doing the … Continue reading

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Quick Picture Book Pick – Corduroy

I know, I know.  I said I wasn’t going to do picture books.  But every now and then, there’s a picture book that fits my theme that you just can’t miss.  So here to wrap up my week on toys … Continue reading

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Miss Happiness and Miss Flower

Rumer Godden again does a wonderful job of capturing the bullying, loneliness and isolation that are often a part of childhood.  When Nona moves from India to England to stay with her cousins, she is homesick and withdrawn.  Her youngest … Continue reading

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Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

There’s no denying that Pooh is a very famous bear.  For years he’s been winning people over with his plump belly and honey slurping ways.  But these days it seems that he’s better known for his appearances on Disney-licensed merchandise … 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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