Word Up, Nerd Up

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review: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up Daniel Handler (novelist) / Maira Kalman (artist) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/YA Release Date: December 27, 2011 I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.  Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing […]

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review: The Bremen Town Musicians by Brian Wildsmith

The Bremen Town Musicians Brian Wildsmith Star Bright Books/juvenile fiction Release Date:  April 15, 2012 A retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ beloved tale about an old donkey who leaves the farm to travel to Bremen where he hopes to join a band. On the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster. With […]

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review: Cradle Me by Debby Slier

Cradle Me Debby Slier Star Bright Books/children, adventure Release Date: April 15, 2012 The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies and, with a fill-in-the-line feature, enbables readers […]

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review: Big Birthday by Kate Hosford

Big Birthday Kate Hosford (author) and Holly Clifton-Brown (illustrator) Carolrhoda Press/juvenile celebrations, picture book Release Date:  April 1, 2012 Annabelle is determined to have a birthday party that stands out from the rest. The moon seems like the perfect spot! But wearing spacesuits and partying in a place with no air create some challenges that […]

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review: The Wizard of Oz, illustrated by Amanda Gulliver

~ Everybody knows the story of The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, kills the witch, there’s some red shoes and the lollipop guild, follow the yellow brick road, scarecrow wants a brain, tin man wants a heart, lion want courage, there’s THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE OZ, some flying monkeys, Dorothy […]

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