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An Ode to Amanda

♥ A soft answer turns away wrath. ♥ Silly and fun are good. ♥ Sock monkeys really are cute. ♥ Baby story time isn’t scary. ♥ Either are junior highers. ♥ Book blogging is fun. ♥ Nice is good. ♥ … Continue reading

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Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley

Snake and Lizard live in the desert and they both love to bathe in the sun. One day, while Lizard is trying to find a warm place to sun, Snake is in his way. When Snake moves her tail to … Continue reading

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My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald

Lucy Desberg lives with her mom and grandmother in Old Mill, Connecticut and works in the family pharmacy.  It’s Lucy’s job to stock shelves and open the mail, which is how she found out that the pharmacy is in danger … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Sisters.  Being a sister is a very complicated thing.  Carly, the protagonist, has a younger sister named Anna. Carly is a free-spirit and resists the Buckhead lifestyle.  Anna likes girly things and doesn’t mind the luxuries living in the ritziest … Continue reading

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The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts

Libby Ryan lives 14-1/2 miles from Nowhere–Nowhere, IN. Her family owns Ryansmeade, a cattle farm. Libby is getting ready for her FFA (Future Farmers of America) project–raising a calf to show in the next Practical County Fair. Libby takes this … Continue reading

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The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer

Genna, Zoe and Annie have been best friends since third grade when they created the Tea Shop Girls. Annie’s grandmother, Louisa owns the Steeping Leaf in Madison Wisconsin but a Starbucks-like coffee shop opened up across the street. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary things

 Alvin Ho is allergic to everything, mostly because he is afraid of everything. The thing he is most allergic to is school. Alvin is so allergic to school that he can’t speak in school.  It’s hard to make friends when you … Continue reading

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