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Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
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I was surprised how much I liked this story about Moose, his autistic older sister Natalie, and their friends who live on the island of Alcatraz. This is a clearly unique and well-researched historical novel for kids and that is … Continue reading

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Everest series by Gordon Korman
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Filched these from the Christmas stash of one of my kiddos and figured they’d provide a nice break from the sometimes tedious Anna Karenina…always wanted to read them, so here goes 🙂 Everest Book One: The Contest Not bad. This … Continue reading

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Wonder by RJ Palacio
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This one makes me sad …like majorly, epically, soul-crushingly sad. And not in the way you might think. After all, it’s the story of a boy who has major facial deformities, how his family tries to protect him, and how mean … Continue reading

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