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Judy Blume

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Judith Blume is an American writer of children's, young adult and adult fiction. Some of her best known works are Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Deenie, and Blubber.
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Millions of Maxes
Meg Wolitzer - 2022-01-11
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Join Max on a journey of self-discovery and friendship in this hilarious picture book. After realizing that he's not the only Max in the world, Max begins to question his uniqueness. But with the help of his new Max friends, Max learns that being special is about more than just a name. Get ready for a heartwarming story about diversity and acceptance that's perfect for kids of all ages.
Judy Blume
I love @MegWolitzer’s first picture book Millions of Maxes. Reading it was a treat I needed today. Sharing it with kids will be an even bigger treat. Funny and unique, just like Max.      source
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Doctor De Soto
William Steig - 1990-06-30 (first published in 1982)
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In "Doctor De Soto," a mouse dentist and his assistant, Mrs. De Soto, treat animals big and small with their expert skills. However, they refuse to treat "dangerous" animals that enjoy eating mice. When a fox with a toothache begs for their help, the De Sotos must find a way to help without becoming the fox's prey. This charming and clever tale will keep readers on their toes until the very end.
Judy Blume
And there have never been better books. I hope every child gets to know at least one. My special fav is Dr DeSoto, maybe because I’m a dentists daughter?      source
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The Tale of a Niggun
Elie Wiesel - 2020-11-17
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A heartbreaking tale of history, immortality, and the power of song set in World War II. The story follows the ghetto's leaders as they are faced with an impossible decision, and the rabbi who seeks the spirits of rabbis from centuries past for advice. With the help of a mystical melody, they prepare to face almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis. Magnificent full-color paintings by Mark Podwal accompany this narrative poem.
Judy Blume
A new illustrated book, The Tale of a Niggun, by Elie Wiesel, is a powerful, heartbreaking story. The art by Mark Podwal is gorgeous. I’m giving it as a Hanukkah gift to our local synagogues. It will also be available @booksandbookskw.      source
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45 Years of Jewish Art
Mark Podwal - 2016-09-01
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Explore the Jewish experience through the stunning artwork of acclaimed artist Mark Podwal. With over 350 beautiful and thought-provoking paintings and ink-on-paper drawings, this oversized hardcover is a must-have for anyone interested in the intersection of Jewish tradition, history, and politics. A masterpiece that will enrich any Jewish home.
Judy Blume
A new illustrated book, The Tale of a Niggun, by Elie Wiesel, is a powerful, heartbreaking story. The art by Mark Podwal is gorgeous. I’m giving it as a Hanukkah gift to our local synagogues. It will also be available @booksandbookskw.      source
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Little Fires Everywhere
A Novel
Celeste Ng - 2017-09-12
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A captivating tale set in a planned suburb where a seemingly perfect family, the Richardsons, lives by strict rules. However, when an enigmatic artist and single mother, Mia Warren, and her daughter Pearl move in, their mysterious past and disregard for the status quo endangers the town’s careful order. Secrets are uncovered and a custody battle ensues, tearing the community apart. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - all while demonstrating the danger of following the rules too closely.
Judy Blume
A fabulous book. I’ll be handselling it all summer @booksandbookskw      source
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Love, Santa
Martha Brockenbrough - 2017-09-26
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This heartwarming book tells the story of a young girl's correspondence with Santa, in which she asks about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and Christmas treats. As the years go by, their relationship blossoms until the girl begins to wonder if her mother is actually Santa. The mother responds that Santa exists in the kindness we show to one another and the power of our imaginations. This universal tale celebrates love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas.
Judy Blume
That wonderful book is called Love, Santa by Martha Brockenbrough. It’s a gentle and loving way to explain Santa if your kids still believe and you want the truth to come from you, not some kid at school or down the street (or even Fudge).      source
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Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng - 2014-06-26
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A Chinese American family struggles to keep their delicate balance when their favorite child is found dead in a local lake. Secrets are revealed as the family tries to understand and connect with each other in this gripping and sensitive family portrait. A profound story of love, loss, and the struggles we face to understand one another.
Judy Blume
@sarahdessen Everything I Never Told You is a book to think about for a long time after you've finished. Quiet and lovely.      source