Reviews and Blog Posts: families

Constance and the great escape

by Pierre Le Gall

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Constance is sure that her mean parents do not want her and her huge cat Tiny to be happy. Her parents, teachers, and principal plot together to send Constance away to a boarding school for bad kids. Her parents say it is for her own good, but Constance knows better....

Something to do

by David Lucas

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Baby bear is bored. There's nothing to do. So baby bear wakes up papa bear. They go for a long walk and find a stick. When the stick breaks, they discover they can write with the broken pieces. Papa draws one line, baby bear draws another, and soon they have...

Peeny butter fudge

by Toni Morrison

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When a mom drops off her three children at their grandmother's house, she leaves a written schedule for everyone to follow. But Nana has her own ideas about what makes a fun afternoon. And as a special surprise, Nana teaches the children a secret family recipe for peeny peanut butter...

Wild things

by Clay Carmichael

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4

This is the story of learning to trust and finding your family. Zoe is an orphan who basically raised herself, even before her mother died. She's sent to live with Uncle Henry, who is a famous heart surgeon turned withdrawn sculptor. He tries to relate to Zoe, but his moods...

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

by Jacqueline Kelly

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Poor Calpurnia is living in a time when girls must learn to sew and cook and wear their hair all fancy in order to become good wives. Instead, Calpurnia would like to be a naturalist like Charles Darwin. She and her granddaddy have been collecting specimens and writing observations about...

Slob

by Ellen Potter

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3

Owen is the fattest kid in school. It wasn't always that way, but things have changed for him recently. Owen has a lot to figure out. Luckily, he's got a near genius IQ, and a knack for inventing things, like a receiver that can pick up TV signals from the...

Chasing Windmills

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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4

17 year-old Sebastian lives a sequestered existence in his father's New York apartment, able to relieve his loneliness only by sneaking out after midnight. Locking eyes with a bruised woman on a late night subway train, he chases the unexpected, electric charge of attraction and embarks on a journey that...

Molly and her dad

by Jan Ormerod

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Molly's dad lives a plane ride away. When the other kids at school talk about their dads, Molly tells fabulous stories about hers. Finally, Molly's dad comes to visit and he isn't everything Molly had remembered or imagined. He calls her funny nicknames, he's loud, and he cooks pizzas that...

Waiting for normal

by Leslie Connor

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Addie and her Mommers have just moved to a new part of town - to a busy corner in a little trailer. Addie likes small spaces and new places so she thinks it will be okay. She can still play flute in school and makes friends with the people over...

Martha in the middle

by Jan Fearnley

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Martha is the middle child. Clara is so big and sensible. Ben is the cutesy-wootsey baby. What about Martha? Isn't she big and sensible AND cutesy-wootsey? When Martha decides to run away from home, a wise frog shows her that the middle can be the best. This story is sweet...

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