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Saving the Baghdad Zoo: A True Story of Hope and Heroes

U.S. Army Major William Sumner, trained in archeology,  went to war-torn Iraq in 2003 to restore the Iraqi cultural heritage. But when the need arose for him to help save the abandoned animals at the Baghdad Zoo, and other local … Continue reading

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Applegate, Katherine.  The One and Only Ivan.  Patricia Castelao, illus. Harper, 2012. 305 p. $16.99, 978-0-06-199225-4 Grades 4-7 I was tempted to give this book 3.5 stars because the first half of the book was a little slow and predictable. The … Continue reading

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Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Aman and his mother escape Afghanistan with the help of Shadow, an Army sniffer dog, to live in England.  After living in England for six years, they are denied asylum and have to go back to Afghanistan.  Aman’s best friend … Continue reading

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Half-Brother by Kenneth Oppel

Can you imagine being a 13-year-old only child and having your parents tell you that you will soon have a new baby brother that’s an eight-day-old Chimpanzee ? How would you feel? Excited, angry? To make matters worse, your family … Continue reading

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Love That Dog: A Novel

Creech, Sharon. Love That Dog:  A Novel. 86 p.  Scholastic.  2001.  ISBN 978-0-06-029287-4. They say great things come in small packages.  This book is no exception.  Creech has written a book that a lot of kids will be able to … Continue reading

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Untamed: Animals Around the World

Bloom, Steve. Text by Christian Harvard, drawings by Emmanuelle Zicot.  Steve Bloom Untamed:  Animals Around the World.  78 p. Abrams Books for Young Readers. 2005. ISBN 978-0-810-95956-9.It’s been said you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but in this … Continue reading

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