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Dr. Brainchild & Radar

by Catherine Thureson

Dr. Brainchild and Radar is an enjoyable and boldly illustrated story of scientific discovery. Cole W. Williams’s clever picture book of discovery, Dr. Brainchild and Radar, follows a scientist, a dog, and the microwave. Dr. Brainchild... Read More

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You Gotta Have Heart

by Catherine Thureson

"You Gotta Have Heart" is a beautiful story, both sad and hopeful. Bruce Bernstein’s emotional "You Gotta Have Heart" follows a young boy who lives in a group home as he searches out his place in the world—and people he can share it... Read More

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The Acadia Files

by Catherine Thureson

"The Acadia Files" introduces kids to science via the readily observable principles and easy-to-reproduce experiments of its precocious and endlessly curious lead character, Acadia, who’s enjoying the summer before she enters fifth... Read More

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The Letting Go

by Catherine Thureson

Deborah Markus’s "The Letting Go" is a fascinating story about a young woman trying to create a life for herself without the comfort of human connection. At seventeen and with just one year left in school, Emily is a damaged girl,... Read More

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Brave Enough

by Catherine Thureson

Davis has been through a great deal in his young life. He is a drug addict and, after being convicted of possession with intent to distribute, he has been sentenced to community service in the children’s cancer ward where he was once a... Read More

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