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Book Review: Anne Arrives

Book Review: Anne Arrives

Sundays are For Reading - Anne Arrives Inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, adapted by Kallie George and illustrated by Abigail Halpin Adapted from L. M. Montgomery’s beloved classic Anne of Green Gables, this illustrated early reader series is all set to introduce a younger set of bookworms to the world of Anne’s imagination and escapades. Anne Arrives begins with the Cuthberts’ anticipation of an orphan boy’s arrival by train. But when Matthew arrives at the station, he discovers instead an imaginative orphan girl by the name of Anne-with-an-e. The episodic nature of Anne’s adventures in the original classic...

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Book Review: I Think That It is Wonderful

Book Review: I Think That It is Wonderful

Sundays are for Reading - I Think That It is Wonderful by David Korr and A. Delaney Originally published in 1984, this early Sesame Street book of poems perfectly captures moments of joy and wonder in a child’s daily life, written in the voice of and accompanied by lovely illustrations of classic Sesame Street characters. I Think That It is Wonderful opens by showing beloved Sesame Street characters as they go about their morning routine, from Big Bird curled up in his nest to Cookie Monster thinking of a cookies and milk breakfast. Alongside these little illustrated windows into each character’s...

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Book Review: Poems from a Green and Blue Planet

Book Review: Poems from a Green and Blue Planet

Sundays are for Reading - Poems from a Green & Blue Planet edited by Sabrina Mahfouz Featuring over 200 poems, this illustrated hardcover collection shines a light on poetry from around the world. Poetry explores the human capacity for emotion and feeling in a way more immediate than prose, and Poems from a Green & Blue Planet celebrates a range of poets who take joy in writing about the Earth. Sabrina Mahfouz’s choice of poems in this comprehensive collection run a diverse gamut from all over the globe. In addition to better known nature poets such as William Wordsworth and Matsuo...

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Book Review: If You Come to Earth

Book Review: If You Come to Earth

Sundays are for Reading - If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall In a sensitive and lavishly illustrated picture book, young Quinn pens an introduction to the planet Earth for any passing intergalactic visitors who might wish to stop by. A love letter to our little planet and the people who live there, If You Come to Earth is a gentle, heartwarming read that will resonate with readers who enjoy the idea of communicating with alien life. Framed in the form of a letter, Quinn writes in the hopes of attracting new visitors to Earth. By turns quirky, sage, and...

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