Cross Justice by James Patterson

Sometimes the most difficult cases are the ones closest to home.  Our ever vigilant detective Alex Cross has put many family tragedies behind him as he, Bree and Nana Mama work to make a good life for Alex and his children in Washington, DC.  However, in the wake of his cousin Stefan being accused of…

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Crenshaw

Applegate, Katherine. Crenshaw. Feiwel & Friends, 2015. Jackson’s family has never been rich, but things are getting tougher for them. Jackson and his sister play “cerealball” in order to make their meals last longer, and they’ve sold just about everything in their house. Jackson is really hoping his family doesn’t end up living in their…

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On the Road Again

  Let’s be honest. Part of planning a summer vacation (especially one involving long travel times) is figuring out the best ways to avoid the inevitable “are we there yet?” questions.  Even for adults the long car ride can be a bit boring. Of course there are plenty of toys, movies, games and—dare we say…

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Penny Dreadful, Children Adore You!

These lively stories by the Usborne Company are on many children’s wish list!  Children are giggling their way through these books and parents say they love them every bit as much as their kids did. They are hilariously good reading, Penny is so endearing, engaging and quite brilliant. From Amazon.com “My name is not actually…

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Cow Takes a Bow and Crow in the Snow

Cow Takes a Bow and Crow in the Snow are just two in a great new series of beginner readers from the Usborne book company. This lively series has humorous illustrations, and is ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves.  Parents and grandparents will enjoy these as read aloud books also.  With…

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The Problem with Chickens

The Problem With Chickens by Bruce McMillan and Gunnella     This book is a favorite of many a child with  whimsical  drawings of the Icelandic landscape and funny story of the ladies, who are caring for some upstart young chickens.  And you can’t help but admire the ladies’ pluck and creativity as they solve some unusual problems. …

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Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

  Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 by Dave Pilkey   Dave Pilkey is back!  Kids who thrill to his stories will shriek with delight.  The prince of tighty-whiteys goes to battle in his eleventh  epic novel.  Want a sneak peak? When the seemingly invincible Incredible Robo-Plunger defeated the evil Turbo…

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The Snatchabook

The Snatchabook is a brilliantly written, laugh-out-loud rhyming story about children, books and the joy of reading.  You will enjoy this lively story and your child will want to read it again and again. “Where have all the bedtime stories gone? One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a…

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Busy in the Garden by George Shannon

This lovely picture book is terrific for PreK -Grade 2.    This bouncy, fun filled book is sure to please the wiggliest youngster.  “Zucchini meeny miney moe. Plant a seed and watch it grow.” Author George Shannon celebrates gardening in a collection of cheerful verses. Action packed with movement inspiring words, these rhymes are not…

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