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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? –

Kids will not only enjoy this spooky plot of this remake but also the entertaining and not too scary illustrations… As a teacher, I love author Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s word choice exposing children to rich vocabulary (gleefully, beguiling, boomed) and her use of puns (“I won’t hang around much longer,” sneered the bat.) Read the…

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Bone Soup puts a Halloween spin on a classic! –

There’s repetition here that invites readers to join in: “Piff-Poof!” Naggy Witches cries as each ingredient goes into the cauldron, and the witches chant, with each stop, “Trick-or-treat! Trick-or-treat! We’ve something unusually good to eat. It’s bone soup, soup from a bone. A savory morsel is all it needs!” Read the full review on

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