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Books we love in March 2020

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Here are the books we reviewed and loved this month. Happy reading!

  • Pug Hug

    Author: Zehra Hicks

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Pug Hug

    Author: Zehra Hicks

    Interest level: 2-5

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    A very cute pug really wants a hug, but no-one wants to hug him! What is a pug in need of a hug to do? This simple but effective s…

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  • Gnome

    Author: Fred Blunt

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Gnome

    Author: Fred Blunt

    Interest level: 3-5

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    Mr Gnome isn’t exactly the politest gnome that has ever lived. In fact, he’s pretty rude. So when Miss Witch asks Mr Gnome to…

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  • The Undefeated

    Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Kadir Nelson

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Undefeated

    Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Kadir Nelson

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

    An illustrated poem filled with stunning painted portraits, written to commemorate the birth of Alexander’s daughter and the inaug…

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  • I Am Brown

    Author: Ashok Banker Illustrator: Sandhya Prabhat

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • I Am Brown

    Author: Ashok Banker Illustrator: Sandhya Prabhat

    Interest level: 3-5

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    In this adorable picture book, a little girl celebrates her beautiful brown skin and imagines all the possibilities life has for h…

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  • Here in the Real World

    Author: Sara Pennypacker

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Here in the Real World

    Author: Sara Pennypacker

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Wade loves spending time in his own world, but when his summer plans are upended, will he finally be the hero he dreams of becomin…

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  • My Friend Fred

    Author: Frances Watts Illustrator: A. Yi

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • My Friend Fred

    Author: Frances Watts Illustrator: A. Yi

    Interest level: 3-5

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    A funny, gentle tale about appreciating the differences in one another. With a read-aloud structure and a mysterious narrator, thi…

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  • Extraordinary!

    Author: Penny Harrison Illustrator: Katie Wilson

    Interest level: 4-6

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  • Extraordinary!

    Author: Penny Harrison Illustrator: Katie Wilson

    Interest level: 4-6

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    A gentle tale about finding the extraordinary surrounding you and celebrating the best moments in life the ones we share with frie…

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  • Is My Teacher a Robot?

    Author: Dave Cousins Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Is My Teacher a Robot?

    Author: Dave Cousins Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

    When Robin the robot wakes up one day convinced he's a teacher, he ends up as a supply cover for Jess and Jake's class - but when …

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  • BOOT: The Rusty Rescue

    Author: Shane Hegarty Illustrator: Ben Mantle

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • BOOT: The Rusty Rescue

    Author: Shane Hegarty Illustrator: Ben Mantle

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A hilarious, insightful, madcap adventure led by a close-knit band of renegade robots who must brave the perils of the city street…

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  • Seven Ghosts

    Author: Chris Priestley

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Seven Ghosts

    Author: Chris Priestley

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A chilling and unnerving ghost story that will have you convinced that, just beyond the corner of your eye, something unspeakable …

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  • The Crossover: Graphic Novel

    Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Dawud Anyabwile

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Crossover: Graphic Novel

    Author: Kwame Alexander Illustrator: Dawud Anyabwile

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Dynamically-illustrated graphic novel version of a bestselling, award-winning story of twin basketball players and their coming-of…

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  • What Momma Left Me

    Author: Renée Watson

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • What Momma Left Me

    Author: Renée Watson

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

    Moving to a new school, making new friends and having your first boyfriend – these are all challenging things. But for Serenity, w…

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  • Find Your Girl Squad

    Author: Dr Angharad Rudkin and Ruth Fitzgerald Illustrator: Sarah Jennings

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Find Your Girl Squad

    Author: Dr Angharad Rudkin and Ruth Fitzgerald Illustrator: Sarah Jennings

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    This excellent self-help guide, co-written by a children’s author and a clinical psychologist, is centred around Poppy - who sends…

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  • Orion Lost

    Author: Alastair Chisholm

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Orion Lost

    Author: Alastair Chisholm

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When her spaceship is attacked and all adults incapacitated, 13 year old Beth is appointed new Captain of the Orion. It's a r…

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  • Animals in the Sky

    Author: Sara Gillingham

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Animals in the Sky

    Author: Sara Gillingham

    Interest level: 3-6

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    A beautiful introduction to astronomy for younger readers. In this lovely board book with nice thick fold-out whole-page flaps, ch…

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