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Every Walrus Can Fly

By Brian Phillips

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

“Would you believe me if I said every walrus can fly” begins this imaginative story of three-year-old Royce, a walrus with aspirations to fly.

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The Merrykin Runaways

By Oral Husemoen McDanel

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Deep in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest live the Kin, elflike people who keep themselves hidden from the rest of us.

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The Princess Fables

By Marc Clark

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Eleven enticing stories about Princesses offer entertainment as well as lessons in good behavior and values.

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The Shifter’s Trail

By Adam Alexander

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

THE SHIFTER’S TRAIL is the richly imaginative chronicle of the unusually difficult travails of Andromeda and her two closest friends.

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Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer

By Will Summerhouse

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Orion Poe is an inquisitive young boy of eleven living on the coast of Maine with his crotchety but loving grandfather who keeps the lighthouse. The night of a hurricane-type storm, Orion notices a ship being swept toward the rocks by monstrous waves,. He finds a ship called Lady Jane and a man with a purple nose.

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To Keep My Body Safe, I Have A Plan

By Katherine Eskovitz

Rating: ★★★★★ 

TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN equips children with tools for thinking through a dangerous environment, with logical steps for personal safety. It lays the groundwork for a child’s healthy self-esteem by helping the child to know that his or her feelings are valid.

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Pie Rats

By Cameron Stelzer

Rating: ★★★★★ 

PIE RATS: THE FORGOTTEN MAP, by Cameron Stelzer, is a delight from start to finish. A children’s book with an artist’s touch; it is a treasure worth seeking.

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The Christmas Tree Elf

By Valentine D’Arcy Sheldon

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

When Mr. and Mrs. Claus stroll through the Christmas tree forest with their dog Blazer, they are awestruck by its magnificence. When Santa explains that legend has it that the forest owes its beauty to the Magical Christmas Tree Elves, Mrs. Claus scoffs. Still, she can’t help but want a tree of her own.

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Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu

By Ylleya Fields

Rating: ★★★★½ 

The whimsical nature of Princess Cupcake is a realistic picture of children at preschool age; all things are enticing, and everything is of interest.

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Quincy and Buck

By Camille Matthews

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

When Quincy is finally taken on a trail ride, he overcomes his fear of the desert but also proves to be good role model for the bully, Buck.

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Counting To D

By Kate Scott

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

COUNTING TO D is the smoothly written tale of Samantha, a 15-year-old math genius with dyslexia. Her famous painter father abandoned her mother when he found out that Samantha shared his dyslexia.

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Prince Iggy and the Tower of Decisions

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Rating: ★★★★☆ 

In this sequel to ‘Prince Iggy and the King of Naysayer,’ Prince Iggy is off to the Kingdom of Rose to reclaim his rightful place as heir to the throne after being rescued by his father’s loyal subjects.