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New Book Reviews

Maria Had a Little Llama (Maria Tenia Una Llamita) / by Angela Dominguez. 10.24.2014
Henry Holt ISBN 9780805093339 PRI PS-Grade 2 Rating: 5 Maria Had a Little Llama(Maria Tenia Una Llamita) sets the familiar More
  
Maggot Moon / by Sally Gardner. 10.23.2014
Candlewick Press ISBN 9780763665531 HS Grades 9 and up Rating: 5 In Maggot Moon, Sally Gardner presents a dystopian, alternate More
  
Tugboat / written and illustrated by Michael Garland. 10.22.2014
Holiday House ISBN 9780823428663 PRI PS-K Rating: 4 Tugboat is a picture book presentation of the many jobs a little More
  
Plants Feed Me / written and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. 10.21.2014
Holiday House ISBN 9780823425266 PRI PS-K Rating: 4 Plants Feed Me is a picture book story about the various plants More
  
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist / by Margarita Engle. 10.20.2014
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780547807430 MS Grades 5-8 Rating: *5 The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle is More
  
Nelson Mandela / written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. 10.17.2014
HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 9780061783746 INT Grades 2-6 Rating: *5 With the death of his father, 9-year-old Nelson Mandela leaves a More
  
One Came Home / by Amy Timberlake. 10.16.2014
Scholastic ISBN 9780545689168 MS Grades 5-9 Rating: 4 Author of several books, Amy Timberlake presents a middle school book that More
  
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design / by Chip Kidd. 10.15.2014
Workman Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN 9780761172192 MS (HS)     Grades 8-12     Rating: 5 It is thrilling to see a work about More
  
Mr. Wuffles / by David Wiesner. 10.14.2014
Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780618756612 PRI (INT) K-3 Rating: 4 Award-winning author/illustrator David Wiesner presents a nearly wordless More
  
The Year of Billy Miller / by Kevin Henkes. 10.13.2014
Greenwillow Books ISBN 9780062268129 INT Grades 3-6 Rating: 5 In his Newbery Honor Book, The Year of Billy Miller, multi-award-winning More
  
Locomotive / by Brian Floca. 10.10.2014
Atheneum Books for Young Readers ISBN 9781416994152 INT Grades K-5 Rating: 5 Brian Floca follows up his success with Lightship More
  
Parrots Over Puerto Rico / by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. 10.9.2014
Lee & Low Books Inc. ISBN 9781620140048 PRI PS-Grade 3 Rating: 5 Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth More