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Abe
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Great children‘s book on the history and usage of museums.

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Smarkies
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Something a little lighter to balance out my heavier reads this year. Definitely hit that spot.
Also part of the #roll100 for this month.

Eggs One of my favorites 😻 love these characters ❤️📚❤️ 4mo
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MaggieCarr
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Reader Harder Challenge 2021: Read a Middle Grade Mystery

While many read this book in grade or secondary school, I never had a pleasure. Enjoying it for the first time as an adult not old scared the beegeebees out if this Momma but was also fun! I so thankful they were never in any harm on their adventures but goodness the thought of it kept me on my toes and I read the book clear through in two sittings over my lunch break and split shift.

ravenlee I love this book. It‘s one of my mom‘s favorites. Actually, last year she started doing Skype reading sessions with my daughter and I believe this was the first or second book they read together. Glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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LeslieO
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#thisweekinnewbooks : my #bookshelftville subscription plus one kindle bargain. What restraint! #TBR

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LaurenMags
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Loved it! Such a great middle grade novel. Running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a mystery, and witty sibling banter make this an enjoyable read.

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IndoorDame
Grandma's Gift | Eric Velasquez
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#FestivePhotoChallenge #WrapItUp
A 5⭐️ children‘s #HolidayRead! This does a perfect job of capturing sophisticated ideas like the feeling of switching neighborhoods in NYC, the experience of growing up in a bilingual family, the importance of keeping holiday traditions alive, & the profound affect art can have on both children & adults, all using pictures, language, & brevity appropriate for very young readers.
#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Zoes_Human
A Thousand Questions | Saadia Faruqi
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An exceptional middle-grade, realistic and contemporary novel that touches on complicated topics such as absentee fathers, single mothers, multicultural families, and cultural difference. The characters are complex with flaws and strengths. The narration was fantastic, and I plan to seek out more work by these readers. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is both personal and a spoiler. See comments below if interested.

Zoes_Human Mimi's dad has been absent from her life since she was 5, and she is now 11. The book gives a happy sort of ending where she connects with her dad, she reaches closure about why he left, and he promises to stay in touch from now on. Nice for lovers of happy endings, but not so great for kids with actual absentee parents. Parents who skip out for 6 years don't come back. Oh I'm sure there's a few heartwarming real-life stories out there, but the re 6mo
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Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig | Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain

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batsy
Guardians of the Louvre | Jir? Taniguchi
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Part of a series of graphic novels commissioned by the Louvre, this manga tells the tale of a Japanese artist visiting Paris who enters the feverish dream-space where art & his unconscious mind meet. The episodic nature of the book highlights individual artists displayed in the Louvre, & the chapters cover the Japanese links to Camille Corot & Van Gogh, for example, while another deals with the transportation+preservation of artwork ahead of WWII.

batsy Although there is not much in the way of a plot, & the narrative arc itself can be a bit cheesy or sentimental, the art in this manga is gorgeous & something about the pace of the book is calming & nourishing. It was exactly the kind of book I wanted to lose myself in over the weekend. It has some pretty traditional views about art, but even within that sentiment there's a lot that can be true & beautiful, depending on your mood. I enjoyed it. 7mo
Suet624 Sounds lovely. 7mo
batsy @Suet624 A pleasant, undemanding read with beautiful art :) 7mo
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Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 7mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you 💕 7mo
Lindy This one wasn‘t on my radar and it turns out there‘s a copy at my library. Yay! Thanks for your review. 7mo
batsy @Lindy I hope you like it 🙂 7mo
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