Bulldozer Helps Out by Candace Fleming - Book Review

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By Candace Fleming, Rohmann Eric (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481458948
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Published: Atheneum Books - May 16th, 2017

Bulldozer's friends are working hard on the construction site - they each have a big job, except Bulldozer. When Bulldozers asked if they need help, Crane sends him to clear and flatten a hill on the site. Bulldozer is SO EXCITED HE CHAAARGES UP IT - then stops. What has he found? A little family of kittens! So sweet, this book heart that you don't expect from a construction book. I love it! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz - Book Review

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By Laura Amy Schlitz, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763648220
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 28th, 2017

Being a princess sounds fun, but Cora spends all her time prepping to be queen and that is a lot of work. She does sums to make her brain sharp, jumps rope to keep her legs strong, and takes 3 baths a day! Cora decides she needs a dog to make her happy and she writes her Fairy Godmother for help - next morning she gets a box with a Crocodile inside!
Many wonderful shenanigans follow as the Crocodile, dressed up as Cora, spends the day doing the princesses chores: doing sums and jumping rope and chewing some royal rear end along the way! Having Floca's fun illustrations on every single page really make this book worth reading over and over! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin by Phil Cushway - Book Review

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By Phil Cushway (Compiled by), Victoria Smith (Photographer), Michael Warr (Editor)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780393352733
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 21st, 2016

This is a beautiful collection attesting to the power of all poems and all forms of protest. The anthology includes poetry from 43 modern greats and up-and-comings, personal biographies of each writer, and original artwork and posters spanning decades of the civil rights struggle. Each voice distinctly calls out the history of being black in America, from the first slaves to #BlackLivesMatter and the future beyond. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213586
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

Lamott continues her musings on faith and the vulnerability of being human, while exploring the topic of mercy in her latest collection of essays, sharing her belief that despite all, we are capable of patience and great kindness. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


Dadland by Keggie Carew - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125149
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 7th, 2017

Tom Carew's World War 2 exploits earned him the title "Lawrence of Burma." At home, the soldier was an enigma - loveing by wayward. In this memoir, his daughter digs into his past while losing a father and hero to dementia. A tender and effervescent look at the "Greatest Generation." ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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