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The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

Chris Barton

John Roy Lynch spent most of his childhood as a slave in Mississippi, but all of that changed with the Emancipation Proclamation. While many people in the South were unhappy with the social change, John Roy thrived in the new era. He was appointed to serve as justice of the peace and was eventually elected into the United States Congress. This biography gives readers an in-depth look at the Reconstruction period through the life of one of the first African-American congressmen. Ages 7 to 10.

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Changes: A Child's First Poetry Collection

Charlotte Zolotow

As the landscape changes with each season, Charlotte Zolotow captures the beauty of nature at different times of the year. Follow along as the seasons change with each poem. There is spring with the business of nest-building, summer with its abundance of roses, fall with the tangy perfume of chrysanthemums, and winter with the frozen pond surrounded by whiteness. For poetry and nature lovers of all ages! Ages 3 to 6.

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Look Where We Live!: A First Book of Community Building

Scot Ritchie

This fun and informational picture book follows five friends as they explore their community during a street fair. The children find adventure close to home while learning about the businesses, public spaces and people in their neighborhood. Young readers will be inspired to re-create the fun-filled day in their own communities. Ages 4 to 8.

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Shake to Assemble!

Calliope Glass

With a simple shake or tap, the readers help the Avengers assemble into action! In this truly hands-on interactive picture book, the readers play a part in the storytelling. Through instructional text, children learn numbers and directions such as up, down, left, right, clockwise, and counterclockwise. Kids will enjoy the feeling of creating the story and the element of magic and wonder. Ages 3 to 5.

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The Sweetest Heist in History

Octavia Spencer

Randi Rhodes and her fellow ninja detectives, DC and Pudge, were flying high after solving the Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. But life in sleepy Deer Creek has begun to feel…a bit boring. There are no crimes to investigate! But a trip to New York City to visit Randi’s aunt changes that! While the ninja detective trio explores Randi’s old neighborhood in Brooklyn, they uncover an art heist. Except no one will believe them, so they set out to catch the criminals in the act. Ages 8 to 12.

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