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Greenglass House

 

Title: Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford

Series: Greenglass House

Recommended for: Grades 5-7 

Pages: 376

Call Number/Link:  J Fiction Milford, K.

 

 

Synopsis: I loved this book, it was so intriguing and full of twists and turns that I could not put it down.  A total page turner.  It did take awhile to read but worth the wait.  A good book to read over a period of time for a class and for older readers that are capable of understanding the older english words used throughout the book. I can’t wait to read the next book.

It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Juv, Mysteries

 

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Real Sisters Pretend

 

Title: Real Sisters Pretend

Author: Megan Dowd Lambert

Series: N/A

Recommended for: 4-8 yrs old, K-5

Pages: 32

Call Number/Link:  E Lambert, M.

Synopsis: This warm, engaging story, which unfolds entirely through the conversation of two adopted sisters, was inspired by the author’s own daughters, whom she overheard talking about how adoption made them “real sisters” even though they have different birth parents and do not look alike. I like how this shows the different type of parenting families that exist and that the sisters are from different cultures as well.  A great read aloud in a classroom or for a family to read together.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Picture Books

 

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My New Mom and Me

Title: My New Mom and Me
Author: Renata Galindo
Series: N/A
Recommended for: K- 2 ( maybe a little younger)
Pages: 32
Call Number/Link:  E Galindo

Synopsis: When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn’t. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks!)

The puppy’s new mom does all the things other parents do. She plays with him, takes care of him, and sometimes even makes him mad! But that’s okay, because when he’s feeling sad, she knows just what to say.

Review: This is a super sweet story of adoption or fostering. It is geared towards older children more than those adopted straight from birth. Puppy knows from the get go that this is his new home and he is different from his new mom. At first, he tries to be just like her, even paints on stripes, but his new mom wipes it all away and tells him she loves him just the way he is. In the end, they end up embracing their differences–and even though it’s not easy being a new family they’re going to continue to work on it.  This would be a perfect book to give to families that have either just adopted older-ish kids or who are maybe even just fostering.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Picture Books

 

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Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg

Dragon's eggTitle: Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg
Author: Debi Gliori
Series: N/A
Recommended for: Preschooler and up
Pages: 32 pages
Call Number/Link:  E GLIORI, D. 

Synopsis: A dragon finds an abandoned egg and lovingly raises the hatchling as her own, although Little One is very different from the baby dragons, and when disaster strikes it is the small, feathered hatchling that saves the day.

This is a cute story the big theme throughout is “sometimes things happen for a reason.”  The book starts out with a penguin child asking the mommy to read a bedtime story.  So they sit cuddled up together reading a story that turns out to be the mommy’s story. Great book to sit cuddled up with a little one and read, but also works well for read-aloud.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Picture Books

 

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