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Newberry-winning author, Kate Dicamillo offers another fun adventure in Mercy Watson's world in her Tales from Deckawoo Drive chapter book series.
Baby Lincoln’s older sister, Eugenia, is very fond of telling Baby what to do, and Baby usually responds by saying “Yes, Sister.” But one day Baby has had enough. She decides to depart on a necessary journey, even though she has never gone anywhere without Eugenia telling her what to take and where to go. And in fact Baby doesn’t know where she is headed — only that she was entirely happy in the previous night’s dream, sitting aboard a train with a view of shooting stars. Who might Baby meet as she strikes out on her own, and what could she discover about herself? Will her impulsive adventure take her away from Eugenia for good?
By Dawn Marowsky, Penworthy Sales Representative
May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt Day, and what better way to celebrate than hosting a scavenger hunt in your library! Hosting a scavenger hunt at your library can be easy with these resources we've pulled together for you! You can create your own hunt specific to your library, or just download a free printable hunt for kids to enjoy! Happy hunting:
Ugly, by Robert Hoge, is a great chapter book that tells a heartbreaking and emotional story of being born and living with severe physical deformities. Hoge's autobiography takes you on a powerful journey through his life growing up and overcoming adversities into adulthood.
One of the more emotional parts of the story, is when Hoge was born, his mother initially did not want to keep him because of his deformities. She decided to ask her other children if they wanted her to bring Robert home. The siblings unanimously voted to bring him home. That was just the beginning, and Hoge then takes you on the ups and downs of his life and all he had to endure. He underwent numerous surgeries in hopes of having a more normal childhood. Through time, Hoge chooses not to undergo any more surgeries and accepts himself for who he is.
The compelling story Hoge takes you on, about enduring hardships, overcoming life's struggles, and coming to acceptance really captivates the reader. The writing is very accessible and it is a great book with a wonderful message of tolerance and acceptance that everyone should read and know.
By Nate Kovatch, Penworthy Sales Representative
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