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We’re going to the zoo,zoo,zoo…how about you,you,you? You can come too,too,too. We’re going to the zoo,zoo,zoo!

If you are taking a trip to the zoo this summer, be sure to check out these great picture books to take with you! Daddy’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow. Keep Reading »
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Growing Up Transgender

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews VOYA Reviews 2014 October The pictures that open the early chapters show a friendly, pretty girl smiling open-heartedly at the camera. But in easy, conversational style, Andrews recounts his Keep Reading »
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Think. Think. Think. (Pooh wants you to)

What a treat it is to spend time in the pages of A.A. Milne’s classic “Winnie-the-Pooh.” The stories are timeless, and the characters are as charming as you remember. Wise Owl, timid Roo, motherly Kanga, Keep Reading »
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On what giants’ shoulders today’s feminists stand

It’s easy to forget what great strides have been made toward equality in America when we focus on the divisions that remain. But a book like “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Keep Reading »
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Building a Better World

  The Secret Project Mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter bring to life one of the most secretive scientific projects in history–the creation of the atomic bomb–in this powerful and moving picture book. At a former Keep Reading »
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These books are Dino-Mite!

We are the dinosaurs marching, marching. We are the dinosaurs what do you think of that? Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! We Are the Dinosaurs transports Keep Reading »
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Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy by Michael H. Cottman

Kirkus Reviews 2016 November #2 A Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American journalist recounts how his passion for scuba diving led to an emotional connection to a shipwrecked slave vessel.The story of the discovery of the wreckage of Keep Reading »
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Heroes & Villains

Do you enjoy adventure books, fantasy, historical fiction, or comics?  Not sure?  Discover your favorite genre or author in the latest installment from Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library.  Heroes & Villains features ten stories from acclaimed writers including Keep Reading »
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A little boy changes everything

A country couple, John and Marta, wake up one morning and find a sleeping boy on their front porch . They tiptoe around him, fearful waking him will frighten him, and they watch him slumber. Keep Reading »
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And I thought Prince Charles was boring

A child of the 1980s, I grew up admiring the beauty of Princess Diana. I wasn’t a fan per se, but I admired her ease and fashion sense. (I was a child, afterall.) But, frankly Keep Reading »