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“The Once Upon a Time of Now” by Hope West
“The Once Upon a Time of Now” by Hope West 640 1024 Reader Views Kids
Hope West’s “The Once Upon a Time of Now” is a mystical, mythical, and thought-provoking story that teaches the art of appreciating your surroundings and making every moment count. read more
“The Hat Monster” by Trisha Keesmaat
“The Hat Monster” by Trisha Keesmaat 1024 1024 Reader Views Kids
In Trisha Keesmaat’s “The Hat Monster,” Sue is a monster with a knack for making hats. Through nurturing this love of creating and her natural talent, Sue goes from only making hats for herself and others as a hobby, to opening her own shop. read more
“The Day the Masks Went On” by Kerron Forbes and Audrey Forbes
“The Day the Masks Went On” by Kerron Forbes and Audrey Forbes 791 1024 Reader Views Kids
“The Day the Masks Went On” by Kerron Forbes and Audrey Forbes, illustrated by Nicholas Donovan Mueller, is the perfect way for families, especially children, to understand the concept of wearing a face mask for safety. This colorful, well-written, and entertaining story has such an appeal, that you won’t think of it as an educational book. It’s really cute and entertaining, something the whole family will enjoy. read more
“The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm” by Teresa Mae Waterland
“The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm” by Teresa Mae Waterland 717 1024 Reader Views Kids
In “The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm,” a modern-day book of fairy tales by Teresa Mae Waterland, we become friends with varying characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. There is Quizzle, a feisty little fairy with spikey red hair. Pinky Palm is an everyanimal, meaning that he has the gift of seeing things from many perspectives, not just his own, and on most days he looks like a gopher wearing glasses. Another character is Auntie Hoolahoop, Quizzle’s aunt who loves looking for amethyst crystals she uses in her magic spells. Still another fun character is Mrs. Grupple, a huge yellow Labrador Retriever who loves being around her fairy and everyanimal friends. Still, she always seems to get herself into a bind or two because of her size. These main characters are unique in their way, but truly loyal friends to each other. read more
“The Quiet Limit” by Trista Lundquist
“The Quiet Limit” by Trista Lundquist 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
“The Quiet Limit” by Trista Lundquist is a compelling, intelligent YA dystopian read so absorbing it will stay with you long after the final page. Here we have the main character Lai, who knows something most of us don’t: The year she will die. She has grappled with this reality, this death sentence. Now she has learned to accept the inevitability. The question now is no longer when. She knew she would die at age eighteen. The question now is how. In the society she lives in, the value of your life is based on how long you will live. This means she is of little value to her community. After she turns eighteen, she knows the clock is ticking down, and she turns inward in resignation. Her highly regulated environment holds a secret, and now she wants to uncover it. This spurs Lai toward a near-impossible quest for the truth. read more
“What Is Your Story? (Let’s Talk About Adoption and Kinship)” by Lynn Deiulis
“What Is Your Story? (Let’s Talk About Adoption and Kinship)” by Lynn Deiulis 175 175 Reader Views Kids
By utilizing friendly butterflies, smiling grasshoppers, ladybugs, earthworms and more, children can explore their adoption/kinship journey with their families; while adopted parents and caregivers can answer the questions kids have about their own distinctive paths, and make them feel comfortable. read more