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Peddler410

Peddler410

Joined April 2016

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Race to Chimney Rock by Jesse Wiley
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Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
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I. Am. So. Excited! This came out on May 7th but I couldn‘t get to my local bookshop until yesterday — it‘s 40 minutes away. Yes, I could have picked it up on release day at B&N but some books are worth waiting for when it means supporting the independents.

Read book 1 to my daughter & husband five years ago — she was in K, it was the 1 school/1 book choice. Now she‘s read many titles mentioned in book 1. I hope she‘ll give it a reread. #lgpog

Mdargusch I have book #1 in my tbr for the pop sugar challenge. This series gets such great reviews! 6d
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Love this! Must read for all fans of the Elephant & Piggie books. Dan Santat has done a wonderful job 😊

Tamra Or lord, we need this!! 6d
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Me and Me | Alice Kuipers
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This is a reluctant pick. For me, the book was a page turner. However, I didn‘t really like Lark in either life. But, I kept reading because I was enjoying the story. So....it falls more to the pick than so-so.

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Just picked up my copy! Can‘t wait to enjoy the adventure 😊

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Me and Me | Alice Kuipers
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So, this is next up. I‘m intrigued by the premise of parallel words. I mean, as a fan of The Flash where at least 54 Earths have been mentioned ..... this is nothing 🙂

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Just finished! This was such a great look at life. There are no perfect answers here. Instead, the authors tell readers (teens) that life is going to suck sometimes. Instead of trying to give answers, the authors—one a psychiatrist, the other his daughter—walk through the suckiness and help readers understand how to work through it.

Chapters in photo ☝️

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You guys! This book is so great for teens — parents of teens might find some good info here as well. I‘m on chapter two : School Sucks. Chapter one is Friendship Sucks.

The authors tell the un-sugarcoated truth and how to get through it; no promises of things working out like in a Hallmark gem. Hard truths with tools on how to make the most of it.

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Starting this non-fiction read. While life is good for me right now, I know the teens I serve are having a rough go of things.

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Race to Chimney Rock | Jesse Wiley
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Who remembers the 80‘s computer game? 😊 I‘ve known about these for awhile but just picked up book one today. My daughter says her teacher had the play the computer game earlier this year 🙂

Traci1 I had this game and Carmen San Diego when I was young. That was it for video games. And I loved them both sooo much. I tried so hard to get my kids into both of them, but compared to today's games, I guess they don't hold the same appeal. I still love them both though. Didn't know there were books. Are they like Choose Your Own Adventures? 3w
Peddler410 @Traci1 These are EXACTLY like Choose Your Own Adventure — which I also had as a kid. Carmen Has a Book too! 3w
Traci1 I found 3 of these on Thriftbooks this morning and may have ordered them...even though I told myself I wasn't buying any books any time soon. When my husband asks what happened to my will power I'm gonna blame you. 😉 3w
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Garvey's Choice | Nikki Grimes
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Short, but big on showing your true self.

Garvey loves books and chess. Dad wants him to be a jock. Garvey feels unseen by Dad and turns to food. Teased at school, his best friend encourages him to join chorus. Here, a new friend gives Garvey bits of wisdom to help him silence the unkind words and focus on finding himself and sharing his true self with the world.

Told through Tanka poems

#huggable #2019novelinverse

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Little Dog, Lost | Marion Dane Bauer
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#Huggable
I was not expecting so much emotion. This was a wonderful #2019mgnovelinverse

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Blink & Caution | Tim Wynne-Jones
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Giving the second book some love, too. This author has been hit or miss for me.

First two installments from AudioBook Sync!
Great summer long program for free YA audio books.
Be sure you have Overdrive.

https://www.audiobooksync.com/

ReadingRover I love this program. I do it every summer and get tons of audiobooks. 4w
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Swing | Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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First two installments from AudioBook Sync!
Great summer long program for free YA audio books.
Be sure you have Overdrive.

https://www.audiobooksync.com/

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Becoming Beatriz | Tami Charles
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I just received this ARC — set in NJ, 1980s
The main character wants to be a dancer, like Debbi Allen from FAME. I grew up watching FAME and I‘m looking forward to this Reads

Addresses gang culture and the drug epidemic of the 1980s.

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Little Dog, Lost | Marion Dane Bauer
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Next up. I finished my other book at lunch today and since I couldn‘t decide what should be next, I let my daughter pick from the books in my library bag 😊
She told me she read the last page because ... “I had to know, Mom.” 🙃#2019mgnovelinverse

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Rick | Alex Gino
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O M G! This image is taken from the Nerdy Book Club email I received today. I had NO IDEA this was coming 😬 now I cannot wait. Rick is a character from the book George — this is not a sequel, but Melissa is in this story. I am beyond excited! 🤗 #mglgbtq2019

UPDATE: Not expected until April 2020! 😳 Waiting for this one is going to be tough! 😔

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Myths & Legends | Jake Jackson
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This Lil‘ Litten is super excited!

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If you are in North Carolina and participating in #mythsandlegendsjunior your child‘s package should arrive tomorrow!

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These goodies are headed out to a junior Litten tomorrow morning... #mythsandlegendsjunior

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Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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Such a great story! Katharen has just moved from Alabama — where she had many friends and told so many stories her friends called her Keet-Keet Parakeet — to Illinois. In her new school, she doesn‘t fit in. No more stories because the kids make fun of her accent.

Grandpa is in IL and takes Keet fishing. He helps her learn how to get her stories back.

Add one new friend, an awesome librarian, and poems...

#huggable #2019mgnovelinverse

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Lifeboat 12 | Susan Hood
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And now .... onto this one! I love April for a lot of reasons....novels-in-verse is right at the top!

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Zorgamazoo | Robert Paul Weston
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I‘ve read this to my daughter every year for the past six years, since she was four — this was also the first book I ever read aloud to her (right after she was born).

I offered to read a different novel-in-verse this year for poetry month, but she said “no, this book is too special.” 😊❤️

#huggable #2019mgnovelinverse

JackieSmith Precious 💛 1mo
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Ask Me How I Got Here | Christine Heppermann
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One sitting read... good story; ending was a bit rushed, I would have liked a bit more of Addie‘s new relationship. Overall, good YA.

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Charlie and Frog | Karen Kane
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This will be my first read of May — I‘m so excited for this one! My school used to house the Deaf & hard of hearing program for MS in my district. One of my friends was one of the interpreters, another taught Deaf special needs class. When I started taking ASL classes, they encouraged me to get certified. While that didn‘t happen, I have continued my interest.

The author is a sign language interpreter and some days I wish I went for it.

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Catching a Storyfish | Janice Harrington
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One of the new books that just came into my library. So fun to be able to take the new ones home right away 😊 And! This is a #mgnovelinverse so I get to read it right now 😊

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Fun, quick middle grade read.

From the title, I expected something super humorous. I wasn‘t disappointed, but Eleanor is sad about her babysitter moving away and is not happy about the changes.

Eleanor‘s voice is quite charming.
#2019mgnovelinverse

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One | Sarah Crossan
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I loved this story. You don‘t find conjoined twins as main characters ... well, ever. I liked both sisters — very different personalities. I liked the focus on their new friendships and how much they wanted to help the family, not be a burden.

I laughed often. I cried a little. I hugged the book hard.

#2019yanovelinverse #huggable

LiteraryinLititz Great review! I read this 2 years ago and loved it. 1mo
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Second in Command | Sandi Van
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Quick read. Leo‘s mom has been deployed, dad is working long hours. That puts Leo, 16, “second in command.” He looks out for his younger siblings.
Jack, 13, is angry. Falls in with the wrong crowd. Leo tries to help.

Told in verse, this is a great novel to hand to some reluctant readers. From West 44 Books. So glad I found these — current, relevant, engaging for reluctant readers.

#2019yanovelinverse

Itchyfeetreader This sounds interesting 1mo
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One | Sarah Crossan
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Started this just before lunch, plan to finish before sleep. Would have been a one-sitting read, but ... life.

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Invisible Emmie | Terri Libenson
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So spot on for middle school. The twist at the end was fun, but not unexpected.

Not sure I agree with calling this a graphic novel though. I think GN are great, however this would be a great book to help transition those graphic-novel-only readers into reading something new.

#mgbuddyread

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Dust of Eden: A Novel | Mariko Nagai
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It‘s hard sometimes to say “This was such a great book” when the subject matter is so hard.
Mariko did a great job here. Her writing made me feel like I was there with Mina.
There are not enough books for kids that cover this time in our history.

#2019mgnovelinverse #huggable

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Invisible Emmie | Terri Libenson
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Starting this for #mgbuddyread
Hoping to finish it quickly so I can get back to my pile of novels in verse.

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Dust of Eden: A Novel | Mariko Nagai
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Next up for my marathon of #novelsinverse

Very different turn from the one I just finished (Hate That Cat). This one tells a tale of the Japanese Internment camps. 😢

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Hate That Cat: A Novel | Sharon Creech
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So much to love here. Jack is a year older in this sequel to Love That Dog. His teacher moved up and is still sharing poetry.

I love the mention of literary devices
I love that mom is Deaf
I love the slow acceptance of the cat
I love the poems by Jack

Sorry I waited so long to read this.

#huggable #2019mgnovelinverse

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Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
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Why have I avoided this one for so long?
I loved watching Jack‘s confidence with poetry grow
I loved his responses to the poetry his teacher shared
I loved the inclusion of those poems at the end

#huggable #2019mgnovelinverse

LeslieO I love Love That Dog ❤️❤️ 1mo
Dogearedcopy I see what you did there! 😉 1mo
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Orphaned | Eliot Schrefer
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After a natural disaster tears apart her home, Snub — Young Femal gorilla — is left to care for younger brother and, after watching the not-gorillas, makes the decision to take a young not-gorilla with her.

Snub takes on the mother role well. Trying to get home, the trio face many obstacles.

Set during the Paleolithic era ... be sure to read the Q&A at the end of the book.

#huggable — I cried 😢

#2019yanovelinverse #2019mgnovelinverse

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Another one I need to find!

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Deaf Republic: Poems | Ilya Kaminsky

I need to find a copy of this! I stumbled across it looking for something else.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Such an important book. The first part is Laurie‘s memoir of her childhood, including her rape at age 13. In a later part, she shares a bit about her experience writing Speak.

I appreciate her use of poetry to tell the story.

#2019yaverse

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Orphaned | Eliot Schrefer
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This is my current #2019mgnovelinverse

Dedication is to Jane Goodall, there‘s a glossary at the beginning of gorilla vocalizations, and a quote from Dian Fossey.

The gorilla‘s just met the first humans.

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The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop | Kevin Coval, Quraysh Lansana, Nate Marshall
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The cover caught my eye, followed by the title. Of course I checked Follett to get the reviews pretty much knowing it wouldn‘t be appropriate for my middle school libraries. So I put it back. I was at the check out, talking with Jordan about this: I bought it for me.

Now to find the middle school appropriate poems inside to share with the English teachers.

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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This one is up next.

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Up next. Getting an early start on my Poetry Month Reading.
#mgnovelinverse

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Moonrise | Sarah Crossan
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This could have been a one sitting read — I got started on it late and my eyes were drying out 😂

This is a story that needs to be shared. I can‘t think of another that covers this side of the justice system for teens.

#2019yanovelinverse

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Moonrise | Sarah Crossan
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Starting this tonight. I anticipate tears at some point.

#2019yanovelinverse

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#2019mgnovelinverse #mgLGBTQ2019
Sequel to Izzy Kline has Butterflies
Izzy is starting middle school (grade 6) and it‘s not going so well. Her BFF is moving on with a new group of girls, she‘s paired with her worst enemy in Social Studies, her dad is getting married, and her mom‘s friendship with Jackson‘s mom is getting annoying.

Izzy‘s experiences are those which all middle schoolers will recognize.

#huggable

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Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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This book! Comes out on 4/19
The Greystone kids have just learned there is a family nearly identical to them - sharing names and birthdays. Now mom is missing and they a tracking the clues...

Mystery. Alternate universe. Family.

Only downside... I have to wait for book two.

#huggable
#2019middlegrade

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Good Enough: A Novel | Jen Petro-Roy
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Wonderful! I learned a lot reading this book. 12-yr-old Riley has anorexia and is in an in-patient treatment center. Her image issues stem from a classmate‘s comment, but also from her mom‘s dieting habits.

Told in journal entries, readers see what treatment looks like: group sessions, art therapy, one-on-one counseling, weigh-ins, nutrition planning. And new friendships.

The author is an eating disorder survivor.

#huggable
#2019middlegrade

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Thing about Jellyfish | Ali Benjamin
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Lovely! Sad but lovely. I enjoyed the author‘s use of — rememberings? I found myself genuinely liking Suzy. I saw a bit of myself in her — middle school was hard and I never seemed to know what the right thing to do/say was.

#2019middlegrade
#huggable

Now to wait for the movie.

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Thing about Jellyfish | Ali Benjamin
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I just learned this is becoming a movie.
Any Stranger Things fans here? Millie Bobby Brown is starring...
Reading this for the first time, I can‘t get the image of her out of my head — hence why I always read the book first. That said, I think she will be great in the role of Suzanne 😊

Sorry if I spoiled it for anyone else 😬🤦🏻‍♀️