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Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778310150
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Published: Park Row - October 6th, 2020

Set some time aside and read this book! You will not want to put it down to get other things done. So many secrets and so many questions. You're able to easily make some assumptions as to who did what but it's the wanting to know why they did it that keeps you on your toes! Very well written.


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What's Worrying You? Cover Image
By Molly Potter, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781472949806
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 4th, 2020

A book that teaches young children how to deal with the highs and lows of life. As a person who suffers from anxiety, this is a great book to get the conversation started with your little ones about recognizing their own feelings and how to overcome them in a positive way.


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Black Is a Rainbow Color Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726314
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020

Black isn't just a color, it's a culture! This beautiful book was perfect for my 6 year old. As a black woman who grew up thinking I was brown, this book definitely digs deep into black identity. The pictures are very vibrant and the poems are beautifully written


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Bring Me Back: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250151346
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 21st, 2019

B.A. Paris has a unique way of capturing your attention. I have read all 3 of her books and no story has ended the way I thought it would. Every ending I imagine ends up being brought to light but only to confirm that I was wrong. Bring Me Back tells a story of a girl who “disappears” one day and decides to reappear 12 years later. Her reasoning behind it really goes to show how much a person is forever affected by all the things they see and go through in their past. Mental illness is real and I believe this book fully supports that statement


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Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Such an adorable book! Shining some light on father daughter relationships that, in my opinion, are not seen enough in picture books. This book can help your child discover the beauty in their hair and the many ways it can be styled. Very fun and bright illustrations.


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The Breakdown: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250179838
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 22nd, 2018

B.A. Paris did it again! I thought Behind Closed Doors had me loosing sleep but this one definitely made me order take out for dinner 2 nights in a row! The Breakdown had me on a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. Cass goes through so much and I feel for her in every page of this book. She had what seemed like the best support system around her but things go down a steep hill, which I did not expect to happen. I promise you won't be able to put this book down!


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Sometimes You Fly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547633909
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Published: Clarion Books - April 3rd, 2018

Sends a clear message about the journey of life. You will learn to overcome many obstacles and will be able to celebrate your victory in the end.


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I Am Enough Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667120
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

I was drawn to this book by the cover. Such beautiful illustrations. As a parent, I feel it is extremely important to teach our children to love who they are and to know that they are enough, no matter how different they may look. Grace Byers is an amazing actress and the message she sends in "I am Enough" is one that I hope everyone gets a chance to hear.


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I Am Famous Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807534403
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2018

I truly adored and appreciated this book. It is so modern and the illustrations are what keep you turning to the next page. Kiely reminds me of my own little super star at home. This book captures it all, from potty time to dancing and singing, to the not so fun tantrums. This book will brighten any parent and child's day.


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Behind Closed Doors: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250132369
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 3rd, 2017

I couldn't put this book down! It was so realistically frightening. Definitely brings light to the fact that nothing is as perfect as it seems. You never know what people are truly going through. What may seem to be a dream to outsiders, could really be a total nightmare to the person deeply involved.


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