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Book Review: When Friendship Followed Me Home

Book Review: When Friendship Followed Me Home

Sundays are for Reading - When Friendship Followed Me Home  by Paul Griffin Why make friends when you’re about to move away in less than a year? In When Friendship Followed Me Home, Ben Coffin’s life changes when he meets and adopts a little dog, leading to a story of loss, connection, and being open to new experiences. A former foster child, Ben has been adopted for two years and is due to move to Florida with his mother when the school year ends. His resolve to avoid making friends and avoid the pain of parting with them at the end of...

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Book Review: Anne’s Kindred Spirits

Book Review: Anne’s Kindred Spirits

Sundays are For Reading - Anne’s Kindred Spirits Inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, a adapted by Kallie George and illustrated by Abigail Halpin Kallie George and Abigail Halpin return with a second book in the early reader series adaptation of L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. In this hardcover entry in the series, Anne Shirley and the Green Gables family learns some important lessons about lies and punishment. Anne is all aflutter over meeting Diana Barry, whom she hopes to make friends with. Readers will empathise with her worries over making a good impression on a new person in...

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Book Review: In the Tea Village

Book Review: In the Tea Village

Sundays are For Reading - Cultural Adventurers: In the Tea Village by Dingli Stevens and Liang Kun Have you ever wondered how tea is made? In this book from the creative team behind Happy Chinese New Year, Elena!, Elena and her friend Robert discover the cultural significance of tea in Chinese culture when they pay a visit to the enchanted land of the Tea Valley.When the children land in the magical Tea Valley, they wander through a museum and learn all about tea facts and different types of tea. As they discover different factual terms and learn about all kinds of tea from...

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Book Review: In the Rice Paradise

Book Review: In the Rice Paradise

Sundays are For Reading - Cultural Adventurers: In the Rice Paradise by Dingli Stevens and Liang Kun Adventure, culture, and all you wanted to know about growing and harvesting rice! Join Elena as she visits the magical rice paradise and finds out about the importance of rice in Chinese culture, from the creative team behind Happy Chinese New Year, Elena! Elena travels to an enchanted museum of rice in a story that intertwines facts alongside the illustrated spreads that illuminate the cultural significance of rice and the rice-growing process. From planting to harvest, Elena learns to grow rice as well as...

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