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Books I read with my kids last week

Press Start! Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! by Thomas Flintham My kids love video games and were immediately attracted to the graphics of this chapter book. I personally thought it strange to read a video game plot within a book plot. Still, the story is set up well and hooks you into a defeat-the-tyrant adventure plot with ease. In the process, there is a nice character building illustration of grit and pushing through failure. I’m super happy to see that this is a series (currently seven books long) and hope to check out other volumes over the summer to encourage …

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Book Rec of the week: The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

It has been a long wait for YA fans of Ally Condie but The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe came out in April. It was worth every moment of the wait. I absolutely adored it. Goodness gracious, it is so lovely. So, everything. The prose is elegant without being self-conscious or pretentious. The point-of-view never falters. The info-dumps aren’t even there, seamless, woven into the narrative with an invisible hand. I truly am in awe. I thought I could only love one person. Call. I thought I could only make one thing. The armor, to kill. What if there is …