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Good Day, Good Night
Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Loren Long

Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Good Night Moon, has done it again. Readers accompany Bunny as he begins and ends his day. The writing is lyrical and the illustrations are beautiful. This book is sure to be a favorite.


We returned from our annual trade show with a number of signed children’s books.
They include:





Mary Had a Little Lizard
Kayla Harren

The Minneapolis writer/illustrator retells the classic song, “Mary had a Little Lamb” in this charming book.


Different Days
Vicki Berg Erwin

Twelve-year-old Rosie is fiercely proud to be an American, and has a happy life with her family in their comfortable home in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.

Then, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed and everything changes.

Rosie's parents, both of German descent—but American citizens who have lived in Hawaii nearly all their lives—are immediately rounded up by the military. Though they've done nothing wrong, they are interrogated as German spies and imprisoned, and all the family's possessions are seized. Within days, Rosie and her brother are abandoned and homeless. A relative begrudgingly takes them in until their beloved aunt (who was also rounded up, but released) comes for them. Even then, the children's once-idyllic lives are filled with darkness and discrimination as they can only wait—and hope—for their parents' safe return.

Based on true events, Different Days tells the story of a little-known aspect of World War II: the Internment of German Americans. For ages 8-12





The Matchstick Castle
Keir Graff

Eleven-year-old Brian has low expectations for his summer when he’s sent to stay with his boring aunt and uncle. The summer turns out a lot less boring than expected when he encounters a huge, wacky house in the forest and befriends the eccentric family that lives there. For ages 8-12



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