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Oh, Lewis!


Oh, Lewis! is a short, simple story of a child whose winter clothing keeps coming undone or going lost, only to have his mother help...»

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By Benjamin, Michigan Avenue
04/9/14 | Children

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler/E. L. Konigsburg


What a delightful story this is!  From the start you'll find our spunky heroine, Claudia, planning an adventure for herself....»

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By Deb, Youth Services
03/6/14 | Children

Cookies : bite-size life lessons


It can be difficult to explain to young children important life concepts we as adults hope children will be conscious of. For example...»

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National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
by Phil Klay

2014 Prize for Nonfiction
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Newbery Medal
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Caldecott Medal
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