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Book Review: The Book of Hopes

Book Review: The Book of Hopes

Sundays are For Reading - The Book of Hopes edited by Katherine Rundell The Book of Hopes is a collection of stories, drawings, facts, and accounts, put together in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak when the outlook was bleak and hope seemed to be a tall order. As editor Katherine Rundell notes, it was in books that she found the strength to become just that bit stronger. So she went to some of the very best in children’s literature in search of a little hope to hand on to the children who were going through a world in crisis....

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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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