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Extraordinary Birds — Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title:  Extraordinary Birds Author: Sandy Stark-McGinnis Publisher: Bloomsbury, April 30th, 2019 Ages: 8-12 Themes: birds, belonging, family, friendship, scars,foster homes, trauma, abandonment, hope, transgender Opening: At the third tier of branches, my heart starts to beat fast. Birds need a fast heartbeat. … Continue reading

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The Journey – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Journey Author and Illustrator: Francesca Sanna Publisher: Flying Eye Books, 2016 Ages: 6-12 Themes:  immigration, journeys, fear of unknown, new homes, hope, refugees Opening: I lived with my family in a city close to the sea. Every summer we used to spend … Continue reading

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Come With Me – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Come with me Author: Holly McGhee Illustrator: Pascal LemaĆ®tre Publisher: G. R. Putnam’s Sons. 2017 Ages: 4-8 Themes: making a difference, hope, empathy, small acts of kindness   Opening: All over the world, the news told and retold of anger and hatred– People … Continue reading

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