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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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Max discovers that uniqueness is more than just a name, in this funny, lively picture book debut by the bestselling author of The Interestings.Max's room has his name all over it--on his blanket and night light and wall. His parents call him The One and Only Max. And so, he is in for a big surprise at the playground one day, when he hears Max, time...
Judy Blume
2022-01-12T18:48:36.000Z
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 - 2010-04-27 (first published in 1982)
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"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. B...
Judy Blume
2021-02-19T19:02:18.000Z
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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Based on an actual event that occurred during World War II, this heartbreaking narrative poem about history, immortality, and the power of song is accompanied by magnificent full-color paintings by award-winning artist Mark Podwal. It is the evening before the holiday of Purim, and the Nazis have given the ghetto's leaders twenty-four hours to turn...
Judy Blume
2020-11-25T12:58:29.000Z
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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Reimagined
45 Years of Jewish Art
Mark Podwal - 2016-09-01
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Mark Podwal is today's premiere artist of the Jewish experience, with a prolific portfolio of work lauded by visionaries ranging from Elie Wiesel to Harold Bloom. His paintings and ink-on-paper drawings are not only beautiful but also offer profound and nuanced commentary on Jewish tradition, history, and politics. This unprecedented collection bri...
Judy Blume
2020-11-25T12:58:29.000Z
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 - 2019-05-07 (first published in 2017)
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of...
Judy Blume
2019-05-30T21:05:26.000Z
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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In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa. Because Santa i...
Judy Blume
2018-10-26T20:29:01.000Z
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 - 2015-05-12 (first published in 2014)
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Lydia is dead. But they dont know this yet.So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydias body is found in the local lake, the delicate bal...
Judy Blume
2017-08-01T11:51:42.000Z
@sarahdessen Everything I Never Told You is a book to think about for a long time after you've finished. Quiet and lovely.      source
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