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The Perfect People by Cathi D’Avignon, Illustrated by Chiara Civati

The Perfect People by Cathi D'Avignon

The Perfect People by Cathi D’Avignon is a wonderful children’s book about inclusion and acceptance. Princess Caitlin is sent out by her father, the king, to find the “perfect people” for a selection of jobs. First, she finds a man who tends a beautiful garden, but who’s deaf and fears that wouldn’t be the best person for the job. Princess …

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Review: Littles by Tate Thomson

Littles by Tate Thomson

★★★★★ Littles by Tate Thomson is a charming children’s book for very young kids (3-5) about all of the bugs around us. Using just a few words a page, and enormously expressive illustrations, this is a book that is full of energy that kids will want to come back to again and again. It would also work very well as …

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The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe by William M. Hayes

The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe

The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe by William M. Hayes is a whimsical Christmas story in which Santa, yes, stubs his toe (not once, but twice) and he can’t complete his Christmas duties. He enlists four elves to help him complete his Christmas deliveries, which may just end up changing how people think about St. Nick. This is definitely a …

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Danloria: The Secret Forest of Germania by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Danloria: The Secret Forest of Germania by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Danloria: The Secret Forest of Germania by Gloria D. Gonsalves is a book for 4 to 7-year-olds about Stan who goes venturing into the forest and meets a magical collection of plants, mushrooms, and other fauna. In each meeting with the different plant-creatures, we learn about different plant’s properties (such as fern, moss, blackberry, and many others). When Stan falls …

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Review: A MouseKeeper Christmas: The Beginning by Jenny Deason Copeland

Mousekeeper

★★★★ A MouseKeeper Christmas: The Beginning by Jenny Deason Copeland is a highly original Christmas story about Sara, who solves a very big problem for Santa and the North Pole. Mice are running rampant in Santa’s workshop, slowing down production, so Santa and the elves hold a contest for children to find a solution. Sara has the best idea: every …

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Review: Puppy Drama by Andra Gillum, Illustrated by Andy Case

Review: Puppy Drama by Andra Gillum

★★★★★ In Doggy Drama, the earlier book in this series, it followed a dog named Riley, who has to deal with the pitfalls of a new baby in the house. It’s an endearing, and instructive look at how to adapt to a new member of the family. Now the tables have turned in Puppy Drama and Riley’s the older sibling, …

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Review: Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms by Gloria David Gonsalves

★★★½ Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms by Gloria D. Gonsalves is a whimsical and yet a rather unusual book following a society of mushrooms and its fungal king called Polipoli. They’re an advanced society with warring factions who are all based on actual mushroom species that grow in the world today. One day while venturing off in the forest, a …

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Review: Emperor Norton’s Treasure Hunt by William Durkin and Shayne Durkin

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★★★★★ In 1955, a year when the American Dream was fresh and alive, the San Francisco Chronicle had stiff competition to remain in business amidst the city’s infamous newspaper wars. Under tremendous pressure to succeed, an idea is born – like a diamond from coal: a treasure hunt. Not just any treasure hunt, but a treasure hunt of the ages. …

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