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Bud, Not Buddy

"It's funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they're just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then... woop, zoop, sloop... before you can say Jack Robinson, they've gone and grown a lot bigger than you ever thought they could." This is one of my top recommendations for teens. An absolutely unforgettable read-aloud.

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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

This remarkable (and short) read-aloud is based on the true story of Salva, one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, who covered the African continent on foot while searching for their families and safe harbor. Harrowing and heart-wrenching, this one leaves your heart aching with hope and wonder. Your kids can meet author Linda Sue Park at her Author Access video replay in RAR Premium.