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Nuts to You

By Lynne Rae Perkins

Book Source: Library Family Read Along

Book Status: Owned

Book Reviewer: Lil Bro

In this book, a squirrel is picked up by a hawk and dropped far from his home. He has to find his way home. Two of his friends find him. There are humans cutting down the trees for a power line. The squirrels have to get to their family get them to move.

I liked the friendship in the story. Some of the squirrels have funny names like TsTs which were fun to say. I liked reading a chapter a night with my grownups. Some nights we read more so we finished early!

I like reading with my grownups. It is fun.

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Magic Misfits 2

By Neil Patrick Harris

Book Source: Own

Book Status: available

Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

This book is about the magic misfits ( obviously ) and now my suspicions were confirmedโ€ฆโ€ฆ each book is from a different characters point of view!!!! This time it’s Leila who’s our star. And in this book her birth mother is revealed. Hint hint. Their a part of the emerald ring. Oh and another emerald ring member gone madโ€ฆ ~KALAGAN~ now nobody’s heard bout this guy in book, but he’s real, he’s wild, and most of all, he’sโ€ฆ. ~MAGNIFICENTLY EVIL~ oh and did I mention that another member is revealed… ~SANDRA SANTOS~ now you probably guessed right then who’s Leila’s mom didn’t you? Well now I’ll tell you she’s —- SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Oops ๐Ÿ˜ฌ! Okay so the wtorys about Sandra coming to town and performing a show and some dirty tricks are happening. (Kalagan is a great mesmerist )

This book is unique because the second chapter of every story is about before the story happened and even before they actually go to Mineral Wells.

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Leah’s Voice / Love for Logan

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by Lori DeMonia

Book Source: Provided to me in exchange for a review

Book Status: available

So first I will do Leah’s Voice and then I will do Love For Logan.

This book is about a girl named Abby who goes on a play date to her friend Logan’s house where she meets Logan’s sister, Leah who has autism. When she ( Abby ) plays a board game with them she gets mad because Leah does not stay at the board unless its her turn. Then Leah is in the newspa– SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT

this book is unique because it is about aย GIRL with autism.

This book is about a girl named Logan who is worried that her whole family will not come to her dance recital but then her parents do

this book is unique because the sister has autism not her sand not no one.

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Iโ€™m from the Sun

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By Gustafer Yellowgold
Source: provided in exchange for a review
Status: Available
Note – this is an audio book
This is the first time I’ve done an audiobook. It’s kinda long so I have not finished it yet but the guy reading it has a really calming voice so it is a great book for bedtime. I really liked the story and the part about the cool ( blue, green, purple,) colored paint that’s sensitive to light is sooo cool. I’m planning on finishing it soon. Oooo! I got an idea! Since I’m having a hard time getting to bed I should listen to it st bedtime.
LINKS:ย 
WATCH: NEW โ€œIโ€™M FROM THE SUNโ€ MUSIC VIDEOย https://youtu.be/ZV2okbqz7xc

INTERVIEWS WITH MORGAN TAYLOR: ย 
On What Gustafer Yellowgold Is:ย https://youtu.be/k6JfX6Jmzd8
On The Audible Format:ย https://youtu.be/I4j8IEu2EI0
On The Essence of Gustafer Yellowgold:ย https://youtu.be/hJhf1cE8Vzk
On Emotion In Music:ย https://youtu.be/cFBj94VCCO8
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Counting Thyme

By Melanie Conklin

Book Source: Owned

Book Status: Available

This book is an example of a book I waited to read. We picked it up not long after it was published. Mom read it first and suggested I wait to read it. She handed it to me recently and said now was a time to read it. So let’s do a review with Mom on why she wanted me to wait..

Mom, why did you want me to wait to read it? You would have been capable of reading it. I felt you were not going to be able to really understand the book at 7 but knew it would be something you could relate to at a later age. Now was a good time for you to read it.

Why is now a good time for me? Both you and your brother have adhd. Managing that has caused lots of ups and downs in life. It also requires periods where I am more focused on one of you than the other. Two years ago, the focus was on you. Right now, it is only your brother. Apparently second grade is a tough year for you both.

Okay okay, thats enough Mom, now let’s talk about the book:

This book is about a girl who moves from California to New York because her little brother has cancer and he starts a new drug trial. She goes to her new school and makes friends with 2 girls named Lizzie and Emma and developed a crush on a boy named Jake. Her school starts a production of:

~The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz~

She signs up for sound production with Jake. She also has a grumpy neighbor.

She also feels like her parents don’t care about her and really wants to go home to California.

Oh and mom told me to tell you why I think that they saved it till now: I think it is that I would not be able to understand the story board. Now I can understand because right know I feel a little ignored by my parents as they are helping my brother. They aren’t really ignoring me. He just needs their attention.

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The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguin

By Sandra Markle

Book Source: Borrowed from library

Book Status: Available

This book is about how people worked and are working to save African penguins. Some of the things they talked about were how people used to eat penguin eggs and how oil can damage penguins skin.

this book is unique because most informational books about penguins are, well, about penguins and not tings that happened to them and what people are doing to help them.

So now I’m going to tell you how much i love my life goal to hang out with penguins. when i do it, these are the things they will love about me as their queen:

  • I speak pengaterisheaseย  ( the penguin language )
  • I know aboutย  97.98% everything about penguins
  • I know what they snacks the like
  • I know their favorite activities
  • and so much more

that is why I am determined to meet penguins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Book review by Elena

Do you know what women did when men went to fight in World War II? They said: โ€œWe can do it!โ€ย  I got this bookย Rosie, A Detroit Herstoryย by Bailey Sisoy Isgro from Wayne State University Press. It explains what the women meant when they said that.

In April 1939, Germans crossed over Polandโ€™s territory line. President Franklin D.ย  Roosevelt wanted America to help out. So, as men were sent off to war to fight against Germany, someone needed to fill in their jobs. Those someones were women! Women invented new ways get the factory job done, like rolling on roller skates to retrieve parts faster. This inspired women today to be just like the icon, Rosie the Riveter, who said to all women in America, โ€œWe can do it!โ€ You HAVE to read the book to find out what happened after men came back from war.

This story was written in a poetic and rhythmic way. It made the story flow smoothly. The illustrations were really cool and stood out a lot.ย  Iย  noticed how the artist, Nicole Lapointe,ย  would color something important and then put other things in a shadow on some pages. And I really loved the last illustration that showed that today women can be anything they dream of. The photo had such a diverse group of women!
I loved that this book was a history lesson for me. I learned about Detroit and I also learned a lot of new words like luftwaffe, Axis powers and isolationist. I also learned the word Nazi. It’s a scary and sad word.

I recommend this book to anyone who needs to know there is no such thing as โ€œthe wrong sexโ€ and everyone should be accepted to do anything, no matter the gender.

I give this book 4 out 4 roses.

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