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    YOU CAN FLY

    MAY 3, 2016

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    RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

    APRIL 12, 2016

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RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

by Kate DiCamillo

Once again, DiCamillo demonstrates the power of simple words in a beautiful and wise tale. Full review >

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    IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL

    MAY 3, 2016

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IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL

by Firoozeh Dumas

On her own journey to maturity, Cindy deftly guides young readers through Iran’s complicated realities in this fresh take on... Full review >

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    PROJEKT 1065

    OCT. 11, 2016

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PROJEKT 1065

by Alan Gratz

A rare insider’s glimpse into the Hitler Youth: animated, well-researched, and thought-provoking. Full review >

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    THE INQUISITOR'S TALE

    SEPT. 27, 2016

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THE INQUISITOR'S TALE

by Adam Gidwitz ; illustrated by Hatem Aly

A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. Full review >

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    DANCING IN THE RAIN

    SEPT. 15, 2016

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DANCING IN THE RAIN

by Lynn Joseph

This book will break readers’ hearts and then put them back together, in the best way. Full review >

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    THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL

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    THE WOLF'S BOY

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THE WOLF'S BOY

by Susan Williams Beckhorn

This bracing, well-told story, laced with themes of self-responsibility, compassion, and honor, is both vital and nourishing. Full review >

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    WOLF HOLLOW

    APRIL 26, 2016

CHILDREN'S

WOLF HOLLOW

by Lauren Wolk

Trusting its readers implicitly with its moral complexity, Wolk’s novel stuns. Full review >

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