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The Wimpy Kid series have inspired a new generation of cartoonists.   Jeff Kinney’s latest addition, Dog Days, continues with Greg Heffley and his summer vacation. As realtors will often say, “Location,…

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As a child, I LOVED books that would take me away to a place like Gone Away Lake.  I wish I had found this when I was ten because I’m sure…

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Clementine is a series by Sara Pennypacker, the author of the Stuart series  The first book in the series is titled the same, Clementine.

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Clementine is the main character who is creative and funny, in the footsteps of great characters like Ramona Quimby.

The book begins with Clementine helping her friend Margaret, who has cut out a clump of hair that was glued together.  Clementine feels like she knows how to make it work with the clump, but ends off cutting off most of Margaret’s hair.

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  The Great Brain was first published in 1967, but the antics of Tom are still relevant and charming.  Tom comes from family of Catholics in a town that is heavily Mormon in Oklahoma.…

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