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I Used To Be the Baby

When I Grow Up Book List

Check out these picture books to explore the theme "When I Grow Up" with kids ages 4-8. BookSpring volunteer Donovan Archer reviewed these books. Subscribe for more Children’s Books Reviews. I Used to Be the Baby By Robin Ballard “I used to be the baby, but now I am big.” ...
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Look! Flowers!

Spring Book List for Kids

Spring has sprung! It is time to stop and smell the roses. Check out these fun picture books to discover and learn about different types of flowers. BookSpring volunteer, Donovan Archer reviewed these books. Subscribe for more Children's Books Reviews. Look! Flower! by Stephanie Calmenson “Look! Flowers! They’re beautiful to ...
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Kid Approved Series : Ramona by Beverly Cleary

The Kid Approved Series is a collection of book recommendations by kids for kids and their families. Kids share what they enjoyed reading the most and why these stories made an impact on them. Ramona by Beverly Cleary Review by  Ella L. (Gorzycki Middle School) When I was little, my ...
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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Picture Books for ages 6-8

BookSpring Book Reviewers submitted these recommendations for kids age 6-8. Don't forget you can also access our Weekly Themes for digital books and activities for kids 3-8. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal Review by Barbara Campos  Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela is a little girl with ...
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If You Give A Pig A Pancake

Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

BookSpring Book Reviewers submitted these recommendations for babies and toddlers. Be sure to access our Weekly Themes for digital books and activities for kids 3-8. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff Review by Kathleen and Owen (YMSL)  This book is excellent for children five or younger ...
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What do you celebrate?

Holiday Book Reviews

'Tis the season for reading! The holiday break is a great opportunity for kids to kick back and relax. What better way to relax than by curling up with a good book every night! Our volunteers shared some of their top children’s book recommendations for kids 3-8 years old. Olaf's ...
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Become a BookSpring Book Reviewer!

Become a BookSpring Book Reviewer!

Share your love of reading through Book Reviews Do you love to share stories about the good books you've read lately?  If so, BookSpring invites you to become a volunteer book reviewer!  You can do this on video, or through a written blog post.  Both ways help share excitement and ...
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Books to Read This Summer

Books to Read This Summer

Lorena Koppel recommends you spend your summer relaxing and enjoying a great book! If you loved the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and are looking for similar reads to enjoy, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 5 of the best middle-grade fantasy essentials for your next reading ...
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Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

Book Review of Lift As You Climb

Lift as You Climb The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell Review by Frannie Rooney, Literacy First Volunteer  I came across “Lift as You Climb” while browsing the Austin Public Library’s Kids section. It was the first book I saw under “New”. Considering the current progress of the ...
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Picture Books for Ages 4-8

Picture Books for Ages 4-8

BookSpring volunteer reviewer Barbara Campos is back with another round of reviews! From books that emphasize the value of kindness to a love for animals, these works are sure to elevate the quality of your child’s home library. Read on for Barbara’s take! Moo, Baa, La La La! By Sandra ...
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Chapter Book List

Chapter Book List

We are teaming up with Generation Serve to promote literacy this summer and beyond! Kids and teens are sharing with us some of the books they are reading over the summer. Here are some recommendations.  Recommended for kids age 9 – 12  Aru Shah and the End of Time by ...
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Summer Chapter Book List

Sammer from Generation Serve is back with some summer book recommendations for you. These fantasy adventures are sure to help teens and adults travel to many destinations from their living rooms. Books are a great tool for satisfying your wanderlust!  The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien Bilbo Baggins is a self-respecting ...
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YA Book List

YA Book List

Shruti is a BookSpring volunteer who enjoys Young Adult fiction thrillers. If you need an escape from reality, be sure to check out these book reviews and add to your summer reading list.  Skyward by Brandon Sanderson  Skyward by Brandon Sanderson is a thrilling novel about a girl named Spensa ...
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Trials of Apollo

National Volunteer Week: Cassandra’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible throughout the region of Central Texas. BookSpring’s temporary transition to working remotely has provided us with the occasion to spotlight volunteers who have made a ...
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National Volunteer Week: Sameer’s Reviews

National Volunteer Week: Sameer’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible throughout the region of Central Texas. BookSpring’s temporary transition to working remotely has provided us with the occasion to spotlight volunteers who have made a ...
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Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Destinee has a passion for books and reading! Here are her Young Adult book recommendations for you. These books are available on Amazon. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish By Pablo Carta At six feet tall and 180 pounds, eighth-grader Marcus Vega is usually seen as a threat by pretty much ...
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Must Read Series: Harry the Dirty Dog

Must Read Series: Harry the Dirty Dog

BookSpring recommends these online learning resources. Select Storyonline to view Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog  Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families how inspirational and important books can be. A special ...
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Must Read Series: Junie B. Jones

Must Read Series: Junie B. Jones

Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families how inspirational and important books can be. A special thank you for helping launch The Must Read Series for kids, which features book recommendations by kids ...
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Green Eggs and Ham

Must Read Series: Green Eggs and Ham

Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families how inspirational and important books can be. These middle schoolers launched the Must Read Series for kids. These are book recommendations by kids for kids and ...
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The Very Quiet Cricket inspires student to never give up

The Very Quiet Cricket inspires student to never give up

Students from Gorzycki Middle School help to remind all Central Texas families how inspirational and important books at home are for children’s futures! By: Alexandra D. (6th Grade) When I was little, my favorite book was The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. My favorite character was the stinkbug because ...
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Escape into a World of Fantasy

Escape into a World of Fantasy

By Lorena Koppel: Volunteer If you're looking for a quick escape from the real world, we've got you covered. Here's a batch of some of some of the best fantasy books, selected by the wisest mages in the lands, for your enjoyment! Aru Shah and the End of Time By Roshani ...
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