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Bye Bye Big!

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

It all begins with a great big frog and a tiny wee mosquito, but "Bye Bye Big!", from Margaret Read MacDonald and Gerald Fierst, soon explodes in colors, sights, and sounds as a few simple words form an increasingly sizable circular... Read More

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Wrestling Dreams

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Mattresses in the living room, rings on the playground, and laundry-line ropes fuel Colt’s imagination as he practices and plans for his future career, in "Wrestling Dreams", professional wrestler Colt Cabana’s story of dedication,... Read More

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The Pond

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Dark and still, unfinished and frozen, the backyard pond reminds a young boy of his father’s recent death, but as the weather thaws and new life grows, the grieving family takes comfort in its tadpoles, newts, and lilies. "The Pond" is... Read More

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The Great Race

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

An animated introduction to Chinese culture and folklore, Christopher Corr’s The Great Race: Story of the Chinese Zodiac fuses bright colors and lively characters. The wise Jade Emperor’s plan to measure time motivates the entire... Read More

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Nina

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

A soft lullaby sung to comfort a sleepy little girl turns into the inspiring story of remarkable musical talent blossoming in the face of racial inequalities in Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone, by Alice... Read More

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