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Elliot “a must-have for public libraries”—Youth Services Book Review

August 23rd, 2016

This is a book that tries to explain the foster care system to young children. We are introduced to a little rabbit named Elliot and told ‘His mother and father loved him very much.’ But unfortunately, they do not know what to do when Elliot cries or yells or misbehaves….Thomas tells Elliot he will find […]

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Going for a Sea Bath is “full of expression and joy,”—Youth Services Book Reviews

August 2nd, 2016

What did you like about the book? In this silly cumulative story, a little girl named Leanne doesn’t want to take a bath. Her Dad comes up with the idea of adding something – “one turtle.” Then he adds “two eels”, “three clown fish,” “four seahorses,” “five shrimps,” “six hermit crabs,” “seven sea urchins,” “eight anemones,” […]

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A Year of Borrowed Men, “can teach young children to see the humanity of people at war.”—Youth Services Book Reviews

July 25th, 2016

Rating: 4 Genre:  Historical picture book What did you like about the book? In Germany during World War II, Gerda’s family is given three French prisoners to work with them on their farm. Gerda’s mother is kind to the men, although they are required to sleep in an outbuilding . When a neighbor spies the three prisoners […]

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Elephant Journey receives another review from Youth Services Book Review

July 12th, 2016

What did you like about the book? The living conditions for three elephants in a Toronto zoo are inhumane; the elephants’ enclosure is too small and conditions in the winter are too cold. Moved by the elephants’ plight, Canadian citizens campaign to move the elephants to a larger, warmer refuge located in California to live out […]

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