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The Wild Women of Lake Anna

by Charisse Floyd

This stimulating mystery contains a novel historical twist that plays into the main characters dramatic need for acceptance as she draws upon her inner strength in some unexpected ways. Fifth-grader Bailey Fish is transplanted from her... Read More

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Aidan of Oren

by Charisse Floyd

My child, fear is nothing more than concern for oneself, declares Grandmama to the hero of this young adult fantasy novel. True courage, on the other hand, she says, comes from concern for others. Aidan sees himself as anything but... Read More

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The White House

by Charisse Floyd

In cooperation with the White House Historical Association, the author has crafted a visual delight that draws from historical accountings, personalities, and architectural intricacies. The tour begins with a Fourth of July celebration... Read More

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Lighthouse Seeds

by Charisse Floyd

Miles away from the mainland population and the convenience of ample supply sources, Sarah’s hard-working family accepts the lighthouse as their new residence, a structure perched above a foundation of rock, barren of all soil and... Read More

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Goldfish and Chrysanthemums

by Charisse Floyd

As Grandma Ni Ni slices carrot flowers and her granddaughter, Nancy, swirls and rinses the dinner rice, grandson Greg bursts into the busy kitchen with a blue envelope mailed from China. Grandma recognizes the return address as that of... Read More

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Suki's Kimono

by Charisse Floyd

Armed with the same tenacity and unwavering determination as Henke’s precious Lily in Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Suki takes center stage. The comparison stops there, however, as the story’s tone evokes more reverence than sass in... Read More

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A Snowflake Fell

by Charisse Floyd

This simple yet profound collection of children’s poetry celebrates the seasonal joys of wintertime. With an ear for the classical nuances of poetic form, the editor has diligently researched the best of the best and successfully... Read More

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