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Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet by Curtis Manley
A young girl wonders whether there are other planets in the universe with life on them and explores the science which shows that its very possible. There's a lot of factual information in this book to give readers new insight into our world. The book also shows the vastness of our universe and the celebrates the wonders of what is yet to be discovered. Thanks to the publisher, Roaring Books Press, for a review copy.
The Great Louweezie #1 (Arnold and Louise) by Erica S. Perl
Best friends, Arnold and Louise, have plans to go on a picnic, but unfortunately there is a rainstorm coming. Louise insists that she is the Great Louweezie and can predict Arnold's future. Arnold is doubtful, but Louise is determined to convince him. A picnic may not be in their future, but the best friends realize they can have have fun just being together. This sweet story of friendship is the start of a new series for early readers. In the second book, Lost and Found, Arnold and Louise show that friendship is a treasure that can never be lost. Thanks to the publisher for providing my book review group, #Book Excursion, with review copies of the books.
Meena Meets Her Match by Karla Manternach
Meena is a creative and enthusiastic third-grader navigating the challenges of friendship and life. Her best friend no longer wants to hang out with her and she feels slighted. In addition, she has a scary experience at breakfast one morning that results in a trip to the hospital. Meena learns she has had a seizure and is trying to understand why everyone suddenly seems overly concerned with her well-being. Meena is a true-to-life character with experiences readers can both can relate to and learn from. This is a delightful read. Thanks to the publisher, I read an advanced reader's copy.
Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin
Lillia and her family plan to flee their home in Poland to seek refuge from the war in Shanghai. Before they leave there is a raid while her parents are performing their circus act and Lillia's mother disappears. Lillia doesn't understand what happened to her mother and is heartbroken that they have to go to Shanghai without her. As Lillia strives to understand the new culture in which she is immersed, she also takes on a large role in helping her family survive. An exploration of the devastating circumstances that occurred during WWII, this is an emotional and insightful read.