RCR Says: “This book will fit best for readers who are beginning to develop a taste for speculative fiction, but its stirringly surreal illustrations are perfect for any child who ponders life more deeply than the average person.”
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RCR Says: “There’s so much to love about Poor Teddy, which is indisputably an empathetic, emotionally mature, and charmingly illustrated picture book.”
RCR Says: “In Precious the Pink Elephant, Carolyn Ramsay-Williams tells the charming and emotionally educational story of an unusually hued mammal.”
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★★★★ Diary of a Witch’s Son by Oksana Leslie follows an immigrant family’s harrowing experiences with their unfriendly and oftentimes dangerous neighbors. Told through the perspective of the author’s young son, this is a work of thrilling, narrative nonfiction that details the trauma and heartache the family faces at the hands of Mrs. Burton, their jealous neighbor who is bent on destroying the family and having their matriarch arrested. Max Bush, the young son, writes in diary form of how Mrs. Burton makes untrue claims about his family to the police, though they have a difficult time proving the claims to be false. Finally, after a sequence of dramatic turns, the Bush family is able to prove their innocence and continue on with their lives and livelihood. Overall, this is an inspiring story about a hard-working immigrant family finding personal success and financial security through honesty, long hours, strong family bonds, and pure determination.
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