November 19, 2017

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Pax Written by Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Jon Klassen Published in 2016 by Balzer + Bray Grades 4-8 ISBN: 978-0-06-237701-2 Book Review With eloquent prose and gripping plot development, Sara Pennypacker guides readers through a tumultuous and tender story about love, loyalty, grief, and the complex interdependence between humans and animals. Pax was a vulnerable […]


Booked Written by Kwame Alexander Published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Grades 4-8 ISBN: 978-0-544-57098-6 Book Review Newbery medal-winning author Kwame Alexander has another captivating and emotionally charged novel-in-verse in Booked. Nick Hall is an eighth grader who is both likable and relatable. He loves soccer, hanging with his best friend, and playing FIFA […]

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)

Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask
To Be in This Book)

Written by Julie Falatko and
Illustrated by Tim Miller

Published in 2016 by Viking

Grades preK-3

ISBN: 978-0-451-46945-8


According to the narrator, “Snappsy the alligat…