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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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The Unconventional Life Of Haee

By R.S. Vern

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

THE UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE OF HAEE is the story of a cat that leaves a comfortable home in search of adventure and finds companionship with other cats. The cats humorously impersonate feelings of wanderlust, unconventionality, and stubbornness

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The Day No One Played Together

By Donalisa Helsley

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Day No One Played Together is a winner of the Mom’s Choice Award and is concise but descriptive and teaches children about how to work together and make compromises.

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Vikram and the Enchanted Seals

By Sanjiv Behera

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

After the death of his grandmother, 11-year old Vikram and his family leave their home in California and head to a small village in India to see Vikram’s grandfather. Here, instead of the boring trip that Vikram expected, Vikram discovers magic, creatures and the richness and value of his life and culture.

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Sandcastles Last Forever

By Donald J. Koterwas

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Sandcastles Last Forever is a sweet and nostalgic story of youth, disappointment and the power of love.

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The Policeman and the Dog Who Always Caught the Bad Guys

By Miles M. Pines, Illustrated by Taillefer Long

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Policeman and the Dog Who Always Caught the Bad Guys is a beautifully illustrated book that takes place in the small town of Pumpkinville, where Officer Cherries and his pet police dog Hunter keep the bad guys at bay.

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The Golden Ball

By Katelyn Sinclair

Rating: ★★★★★ 

As many learned from Gregory Maguire’s book, Wicked, there are often two sides to every story. The Golden Ball: The Fairy Tale of the Frog Prince and Why the Princess Kissed Him, explains this one from the frog’s point of view.

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When Comes What Darkly Thieves

By Ben Rubin

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Ben Rubin’s dark fairytale, When Comes What Darkly Thieves, weaves a story of poetic strangeness.

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Lily Hates Goodbyes

By Jerilyn Marler

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

The story was written to help younger children cope with the absence of a parent–in this case a father’s deployment in the military.