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“Garvin’s debut novel, tells the story of Riley, a 16-year-old gender fluid teen who starts an anonymous blog to deal with hostility from classmates and tension at home. But when the blog goes viral, a storm of media attention threatens Riley’s anonymity.”

-jeffgarvinbooks.com

“One of the first YA books to deal with the complex issue of gender fluidity…Riley’s emotional life and personal growth shed welcome light on a hitherto obscure subject.”

-Booklist (starred review)

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Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 11.33.14 AMWe are on a tear reading Dahl’s book.  We adored this one–packed with adventure, silliness and a hero worth rooting for.


Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 11.54.30 AMA cheerful “bunny rabbit gentleman” with a wonderful knack for setting things right.  Kind, soothing and entertaining tales.

Also had to post the sublime graphic art of the 1961 board game:

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“This is Doug.  He’s a robot. Each morning his parents plug him in to fill him up with lots and lots of facts.  They love their little robot and want him to be the smartest robot ever.”

The download unravels when Doug’s eye is caught by a real live pigeon just outside the window.  A robot rebellion ensues as he unplugs, straps on his power pack, and zooms off to explore.  A great reminder that sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.


A home-schooled 5th grader, born with facial deformities, enters traditional school for the first time.  Told with grace and heart by Palacio—tears of sadness and joy may follow.


Equal parts hilarity and exciting adventure, this 1948 classic chapter book tells the tale of a boy on a quest to rescue an overworked baby dragon from an island bristling with wild beasts.  The first in a trilogy that includes Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland.



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