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Sarahreadstoomuch

Sarahreadstoomuch

Joined February 2016

librarian, reader - sarahreadstoomuchblog.wordpress.com
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Um, this is a little strange!

Megabooks 🤣🤣 1d
Eyelit 🤔 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😂 1d
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Loved listening to the author read this as Neil Gaiman has one of the best voices/accents around. I hadn‘t thought about this in years, and it was creepier than I remembered (from the movie, so) and enjoyed this. #bbrc #middlegrade #newclassic #readmyowndamnbooks @LibrarianRyan

Avidreader25 He has the best voice! 3d
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Historical fiction is not usually my thing, but I found this fascinating! I‘m so glad my library book group voted to read this over the summer. Especially appreciated the author‘s note, detailing the historical references & where she took small liberties. Bonus-it fits into two reading challenges 😉. #LitsyAtoZ:Q #bbrc #growup #nytbestseller @BookishMarginalia @LibrarianRyan

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 1w
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1w
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Thank you @LibrarianRyan for the fun bookmark mail today! I needed that smile 😊 #bbrc

LibrarianRyan 😁❤️👍🏻 2w
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Demolition | Neil Rollinson
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I haven‘t mentioned it, but the last 2 weeks of work have been utter chaos. We had a very large water leak (thankfully didn‘t hit many books) but today I‘m watching them clear all the shelves so they can rip up all the carpet. It‘s hard seeing my library like this. But keeping positive for the end result.

Sarahreadstoomuch This is half of my main floor. Many of the books are stuffed on temporary carts in other departments, but a lot are now moved to a temporary storage facility. Upstairs is the same. Only children‘s department was relatively untouched. 2w
LibrarianRyan What caused the leak. 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan the drain to one of the a/c units got blocked over a weekend and the water overflowed from the attic, and down 2 floors. 1,200 gallons estimated. 2w
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Megabooks I‘m so sorry. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch I‘ve been there. We had something similar happen. Luckily it drained to the basement where we were use to it flooding. But we used to have a water problem in the teen dept. 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan this they have to replace all the carpeting, much of the ceilings, and large sections of wall. Estimate is 6 weeks. It‘s awful but could‘ve been way worse. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch hopefully the library has good insurance and isn‘t self insured. 2w
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan yes, we have insurance and so does the city. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch that‘s food. Around here so many city‘s are self insured. Until you hit Stop gap, but it takes a while to hit it. 2w
CouronneDhiver Oh no! Hopefully it‘ll be all sorted out soon. What a shame! 2w
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Giant Days Vol. 10 | John Allison
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Read this today - chock full of Daisy goodness!

Bookgoil Just read this one the other day! I just love these girls... 2w
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Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor | Daniel Goleman, Warren Bennis, James O'Toole
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I‘m not a fan of these books, but it was on a list of “recommended reading” for a library leadership symposium I‘m attending soon. I got the point of the book, which is relevant and good, and then driven hard repeatedly until I just started skimming through the end. Needs updating too. #bbrc #yeahbaby #lessthan150pages

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Untitled | Unknown
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A “get to know me” survey for #bbrc. Thanks @LibrarianRyan 1. Caffeine Free Diet Coke. 2. Honey Nut Cheerios. 3. Thong sandals, but I can‘t wear them much anymore. 4. Lemonade. 5. Either is fine with me! 6. Neither. 7. Waffle fries for sure!

LibrarianRyan I wont lie, I love my flip flops. As long as they are a good brand. Cheep ones are a NO NO 3w
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We are one month into #bbrc or #birthandbeyondreadingchallenge hosted by @LibrarianRyan and thought I‘d record my current status - knowing that no other month will be nearly as impressive or satisfying.

LibrarianRyan woo woo. Look at some of those done lines! 3w
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This was phenomenal. I loved the writing, the story, the setting, the characters.... and you know I ugly cried at the end. Highly recommend. #bbrc #teenangst #authenticvoice #readmyowndamnbooks #readingallaroundtheworld

LibrarianRyan This has been on my list. Glad to know you liked it. 3w
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Really enjoying this one so far. And the reading locale doesn‘t hurt either.

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The Lady Rogue | Jenn Bennett
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I was most interested in the setting and the Eastern European history worked into this fantasy adventure, but over all - this took me too long to read. I was never fully invested in it. Strongly prefer her contemporary romances. #bbrc #teenangst #newin2019 #netgalley

Sarahreadstoomuch Available September 2019 4w
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This was the other audiobook my 10yr old son and I listened to in the car; chosen because it was short enough to finish on our trip. He said he liked it, I didn‘t really.

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The Magic Misfits | Neil Patrick Harris
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Listened to this with the 10yr old in the car, and we both loved it! NPH does a great job narrating it too. So fun! #bbrc #middlegrade #writtenbyanactor

LibrarianRyan The third one comes out next month. 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan good to know! Thanks!! 1mo
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From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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Once I got past the whole “written like journal entries to female directors” gimmick, I enjoyed this romance about a girl figuring out how to be her true self, and apologizing for mistakes she makes along the way. #bbrc #teenangst #lollipopfiction #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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Simple story in three chapters about a boy who lost his dog, misses his dog, then finds the dog. I was surprised that the font was smaller than expected, and the lines quite close together which would make this a bit more challenging for a new reader. Also, not a huge fan of the illustration style. But this finishes my #er section of #bbrc! #readerschoice

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Who doesn‘t love Amelia Bedelia? Such silly stories! #bbrc #er #publishedbefore2000 #1981

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Simple short stories about twins Ling & Ting and their funny adventures in different kinds of weather. Perfect for beginning readers with lots of repetitive words. #bbrc #er #publishedwithin5years

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I Used to Be Famous | Tara Luebbe, Becky Cattie
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A different take on the getting used to a new baby sibling story. Funny and precocious Kiely learns to share the spotlight with her baby sister. Very cute. This is my final picture book for the #bbrc! #A2Z:I

LibrarianRyan ⭐️🤓👍. Yeahhh. 1mo
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This is Phoenix‘s story of who she is and how she felt on her first day of school, worried about wearing her dress. It‘s a very short, simple story and includes information at the end for kids and for grownups. I almost feel like it may oversimplify a bit. However, a great book for library bookshelves. Love that this is an #ownvoices book. #bbrc #A2Z:P

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 1mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Holy cannoli Batman. This tells the true story of how an entire family was brutally murdered in rural Kansas in 1959. It follows with the investigation, the few clues available, how they caught the two guys (and in depth look at them as well) and their ultimate consequence for their actions. Well written- In fact I couldn‘t read this at night. #bbrc #growup #nonfiction #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan ⭐️😜🤓 1mo
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Katherine Johnson | Thea Feldman
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Nice recap of Katherine Johnson‘s life, love of math, and the important work she accomplished at NASA. Also includes bones material like describing different engineering fields, other jobs math enthusiasts might like, and facts about outer space. #bbrc #er #nonfiction

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1mo
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Back from a weekend camping trip, and started in on the easy reader part of the #bbrc. I think Doc McStuffins is still a #popularTVcharacter? Anyway, cute story that relies heavily on the illustrations and uses pictures in the text to help new readers along. @LibrarianRyan #er

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1mo
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We Are Not Friends | Anna Kang
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It‘s not always easy adding a new friend into your established group, but here is a sweetly illustrated story to show how these friends did just that. PERFECT for a story time reading! #bbrc #A2Z:W

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Red: A Crayon's Story | Michael Hall
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This is wonderful! What a simple way to convey the message that just because some outside label says you are one thing, it makes sense and should be easier to be what you really are - forget the label! #bbrc #A2Z:R

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So cute! The tooth fairy and el Ratón Pérez are from two different cultures, but work together to retrieve Miguelito‘s baby tooth and leave him a note and coins. #bbrc #A2Z:T

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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An Egg Is Quiet | Dianna Hutts Aston
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Perfect for curious minds who love animals! The illustrations appear scientifically accurate representations of many different kinds of eggs - and are of course beautiful. #bbrc #A2Z:E

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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Well executed and age appropriate story that gives a tour of little Zak‘s family, as told by Zak, that explains how his moms chose the perfect donor and made a baby Zak. I‘ve never seen a book that helps answer this question like this, and I‘m so glad it exists! Even has a foreword from the Exec Director of the CA sperm bank. #bbrc #A2Z:Z

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Still madly in love with my reread of the Harry Potter series. In this one, I was charmed when I crossed some of my favorite quotes and surprise at how short the scene in the chamber actually is! #bbrc #middlegrade #over250pages

Sarahreadstoomuch Also, I just replaced books 2&3 with new hardcovers - and I‘m enjoying reading them to make them “mine” now. 1mo
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Another bilingual picture book with busy illustrations , but this reminds me of a Richard Scarry book and it was fun to hunt and find all the words hidden. Glossary included. Again, small groups or one on one would be perfect for this book - or for a curious child to look through on their own! #bbrc #A2Z:V

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 1mo
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Under My Hijab | Hena Khan
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Now this is a delightful book that celebrates the different ways Muslim woman choose to wear a hijab (including choosing not to wear one, like the author, except maybe certain situations). The art is bright and happy too. #bbrc #A2Z:U

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Eh, okay. It‘s a quirky little slice of history, sure, but there‘s something about it that isn‘t sitting right with me. I feel a little weird about this one. #bbrc #A2Z:Q

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
monalyisha Oh, I freaking loved this one. 😬 I think it was rhyming “water” with “oughta” that gave me the giggliest giggles. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
rubyslippersreads The movie “Mrs. Brown,” starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, shows the bathing machines. 1mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch @monalyisha I did like the rhymes... but thought it a little weird that there feels like more of a focus on Prince Albert than Queen Victoria? 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Probably reading into it too much. 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @rubyslippersreads I haven‘t seen that! There is a photo of the bathing machine in the back of the book which is cool. 1mo
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One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers | Roseanne Greenfield Thong
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Didn‘t love this... the pictures were very cluttered for a number book which maybe could work in a small group setting or one-on-one? But as a librarian, I feel like this would be introducing chaos into story time. (Though I haven‘t been a children‘s librarian for a few years, so maybe you‘re more comfortable). #bbrc #A2Z:O

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
emtobiasz Yeah, I want to love this author‘s books, but they all require a little more hunting in the pictures than a storytime setting can support. 1mo
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Kamishibai Man | Allen Say
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What a neat little piece of Japanese history told in a picture book for older kids! Kamishibai was a paper theater that performers transported from place to place on bicycles. This story tells of its heyday and then how it lost popularity to the television. But the afterword tells how the artists moved on to create manga! #bbrc #A2Z:K

LibrarianRyan Stacked. 1mo
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My Heart | Corinna Luyken
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Beautiful story with amazing illustrations that shows the power of heart, of love, and how you decide to open or close your heart in different times. #bbrc #A2Z:M

GatheringBooks one of my faves this year! 1mo
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Neither | Airlie Anderson
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What a nice story to show that everyone belongs, and that you don‘t have to be this or that. You can be neither or both or any other thing. Bright illustrations are a plus! Another winner from the Under the Rainbow booklist 🌈. #bbrc #A2Z:N.

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam | Fawzia Gilani-Williams
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This picture book was inspired by a tale that is both Jewish and Arab in origin, as discussed in the Author‘s Note. This story is about best friends & neighbors who appreciate and care for each other no matter their different religions. In fact, this highlights some of the similarities. I also appreciated the use of color. #bbrc #A2Z:Y

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Brave | Svetlana Chmakova
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I did not enjoy the first half of this book AT ALL, but the ending made it worth it. It manages to touch upon a lot, but the key themes include what it means to be brave, recognizing bullying, and changing cultural norms (like the culture in your school). #bbrc #teenangst #middleofaseries

Sarahreadstoomuch Third book I‘ve read for this challenge with “Brave” in the title. Is my subconscious trying to tell me something? 1mo
LibrarianRyan I‘ve read others in this series but not this one. 1mo
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Llama Destroys the World | Jonathan Stutzman
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Go ahead and read this aloud to your preschool/K listeners and get ready for crazy laughter! Very fun book. #bbrc #A2Z:L

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Sweet while not overly cutesy story showing lots of different ways families are formed. Diversity and Inclusion for the win! #bbrc #A2Z:F

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Xander's Panda Party | Linda Sue Park
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Hey #Bbrc - here‘s an X! More than that, it‘s a very cute rhyming story that sneakily demonstrates the concept of inclusion. Also included is an author‘s note with more information about the animals in the book. This would be a lot of fun to read aloud! #A2Z:X

monalyisha Oh, I like this story a bunch! It's such a tongue-twister-y pleasure! 1mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Yes, I found this one at my library too! 😃 1mo
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Home of the Brave | Allen Say
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First of all, the painting/portrait illustrations are beautiful. They certainly help tell this story of a man thinking about his & his family‘s time in an internment camp. It‘s a little confusing, but that may be the point. Definitely geared toward older readers/independent readers. #bbrc #A2Z:H

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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This was such a fun read! Truly amusing writing (in a good way), great characters... everything. Really enjoyed this! Considering this takes place mostly in Hawaii, I‘m calling this my #vacationread for #bbrc #yeahbaby

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Sign Off | Stephen Savage
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When I told my friend in the children‘s dept about #bbrc, she handed me this book without comment. So without any prior knowledge, I opened this book and wow. This wordless picture book made me chuckle and smile and wonder at the sheer imaginativeness of it. Very cool book indeed. #A2Z:S

LibrarianRyan Stacked. 2mo
Clwojick This is also on my list for books to pick up when I go back to the library! It looks adorable. 2mo
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Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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When @LibrarianRyan announced the #bbrc categories, the only book I *knew* I had to read was this one. And friends, it is gorgeous. I loved the beauty in the illustrations, as well as Julian‘s abuela being so easily accepting and supportive of his declaration that he is a mermaid.

LibrarianRyan I know right!!! 2mo
Sarahreadstoomuch ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Clwojick I want to read this one so bad! 😍😍😍 2mo
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CouronneDhiver Cute! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft This is what I will be reading next, as soon as my hold comes in at the library! 2mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @4thhouseontheleft I am in love with the idea that this book is finding enough of an audience to have a hold list ❤️ 2mo
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Brave | Stacy McAnulty
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Simple words combined with detailed illustrations form this story showing the many different ways and circumstances in which a child may show bravery. #bbtc #A2Z:B

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2mo
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Girl Running | Annette Bay Pimentel
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Wow! I hadn‘t heard the story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon before! Here it is told with vividly colored illustrations and is truly inspirational. Read aloud to the kindergarten set. #bbrc #A2Z:G

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Dog Loves Drawing | Louise Yates
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Very cute picture book about a dog who loves books so much, he opens a bookstore. Good repetition and great line drawing illustrations make this an excellent read aloud for the 3-4 year old set. #bbrc #A2Z:D

Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m all over the place in this A to Z part of the challenge, but I am so far just choosing from the shelving carts at work! I should get a chance to actually visit the children‘s room by the end of the week! 2mo
Sarahreadstoomuch And I just realized I tagged the wrong book 🤷‍♀️😔 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch you and me both. I have this list of 2018-19 on I want to read. I request 20 or so at a time. I‘ll have to be purposeful when it comes to Q, X, and Z. 2mo
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LOVED this audiobook! The narrator was spot on! Really got into the story and see why it‘s getting so much buzz. It‘s not a perfect story, but I really enjoyed it. I got through almost all of it on this past weekend‘s road trip, and then couldn‘t wait to get back in the car to find out how the story ended!

cherinium I loved it on audio so much that I went out and bought a print copy the day I finished listening to it! 2mo
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#bbrc #A2Z:C I liked the collage style illustrations- very interesting to look at, and sparks ideas as to a craft to do with this story. But I feel like you‘d have to be a little careful with this. It teaches separating your emotions, literally putting them in different jars, but kids should know that it‘s okay to feel different emotions at the same time, you know?

LibrarianRyan Hummm. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great review. 2mo
Clwojick Love the illustrations! 2mo
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