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The Green Ember – S.D. Smith

The Green Ember is the first book of a four book series. These books share the timeless tale of good triumphing over evil in the land of Natalia. This allegorical tale is a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon.



My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George

I revisited this classic and so enjoyed it. My Side of the Mountain shares the adventures of Sam Gribley as he spends a year living alone in the Catskill Mountains. His ability to live self sufficiently with his pet falcon Frightful was fascinating.




Title: My Side of the Mountain Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher:

Dutton Childrens Books

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Sometimes You Fly – Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly is another great book option for a graduation gift. The text takes one through the journey of growing up highlighting milestones and accomplishments of childhood. The illustrations in this book truly delight. This one is a favorite!


Celebrate You – Sherri Duskey Rinkler

Celebrate You would be a great graduation gift. It is filled with charming pictures that highlight the ups and downs experienced to reach a myriad of important milestones. This one is a winner!

Title: Celebrate You! Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Balzer + Bray Release Date: March 5, 2019 Pages: 40

Plant a Kiss – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Plant a Kiss is an uplifting story about generously sharing your gifts. The text is deceptively simple for a book with such a meaningful message, and the pictures are a delightful addition to the text. This book could be easily used for a meaningful read-aloud with learners of all ages.






North! Or Be Eaten! – Andrew Peterson

The second book of The Wingfeather Saga is a winner! Filled with more irony and even more plot twists, North! Or Be Eaten! is a suspenseful read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. As soon as she finished this book, our middle school age daughter was ready […]

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness – Andrew Peterson

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is the first book of The Wingfeather Saga. This fantasy series is filled with endearing characters and many fun plot twists that a reader will recognize before the characters can. Our middle school aged daughter loved this one!

While this complimentary book was provided for review […]

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle – David Litchfield

David Litchfield’s follow up to The Bear and the Piano is a winner. Once again using music, beautiful illustration, and themes of depth, Litchfield captivates the reader on a musical journey focused on the power of friendship. This is a terrific read aloud for all ages.

Title: The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle


David Litchfield




Clarion Books

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The Rabbit Listened – Cori Doerrfeld

The Rabbit Listened is a a remarkable children’s book. With limited text and expressive illustrations, empathy is fully displayed by sweet rabbit who understands the value of listening. This wonderful book is perfect for a read aloud with learners of all ages.


Title: The Rabbit Listened Author: Cori Doerrfeld Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Penguin Release Date:




The Bear and the Piano – David Litchfield

The Bear and the Piano is a beautiful picture book that includes themes of depth. Young readers as well as those with more life experience will delight in reading about a very special bear that finds a piano in the woods and teaches himself how to skillfully play. He ultimately leaves the forest in order […]