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Retro Reads: “Figgs & Phantoms” by Ellen Raskin

Raskin, Ellen. Figgs & Phantoms. Dutton, 1974. 176p. $16.99, ISBN 0525423672. Ellen Raskin is best known for her Newbery Medal winning mystery The Westing Game, but her lesser known novel Figgs & Phantoms is just as much fun. This year … Continue reading

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Retro Reads: Mary Poppins

Travers, P.L. Mary Poppins.  Illus. by Mary Shepard. 143p. Harcourt, 1934 (2007 reissue). With the plethora of TV commercials touting the new film “Saving Mr. Banks,” about Walt Disney’s efforts to obtain the film rights to Mary Poppins from the … Continue reading

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Retro Reads: The Moved-Outers by Florence Crannell Means

From time to time, we will reread classics or award winning children’s books from the past to see how they might be viewed in our current day. Means, Florence Crannell. The Moved-Outers. Houghton, 1945. 161 p., Grades 5-11. In the … Continue reading

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Retro Reads

Blume, Judy. Tiger Eyes. Bradbury Press, 1981, 206p. Libraries may see tweens and teens requesting Tiger Eyes, a Judy Blume book from more than 30 years ago, because it was recently released as a new feature film.  Co-written and directed … Continue reading

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