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September 19, 2014

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Pick of the Day: Flight School

Flight School

Judge successfully balances the humor in the storytelling, the drawings, and the situations in this delightful and charming book.

Pick of the Day: Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice

black cover, word balloons to bottom right

Using the nursery rhyme about three blind mice, Lewis has created a background story as she uses their tale to define selected literary elements.

Pick of the Day: The Thing About Luck

Yellow and green cover with "Luck" written large

A story of familial bonds in which a 12-year-old girl spends the summer with her grandparents who are harvesting wheat in the Midwest.

Pick of the Day: Take Me Out to the Yakyu

Yakyu in bold red capital letters

American and Japanese baseball compared

Pick of the Day: Peace

sphere with pink cloud above

HALPERIN, Wendy Anderson. Peace. illus. by author. 40p. S & S/Atheneum. Jan. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-689-82552-1; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6787-3.
Gr 3 Up–A beautiful book with rich watercolor artwork. Most of the paintings are spreads in a nontraditional layout, with sections sometimes divided into shapes by the meandering text. The book is about peace and how it can be achieved: in the world, in the country, in the city, in one’s school, and within oneself. The layout makes it a [...]