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The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner

Published September 15, 2016 by neverwearmatchingsox

Kate Messner writes about such a wide range of topics. I actually discovered this book because I read an article that Kate was asked to NOT attend a school visit due to this book. I would imagine that we will see this on the Banned/Challenged book list very soon.
Charlie is an Irish dancer, a sister, a friend, a daughter who she discovers a fish that grants wishes. She quickly learns that wishing for what she wants doesn’t always turn out the way she expects.
This book deals with the very difficult topic of drug addiction. I can understand the reluctance of educators and parents when it comes to this book, but Kate’s response to the disinvite was brillant: “When we decide a book is inappropriate for a school library because it deals with a tough subject, we’re telling kids in that situation that their problems can’t even be talked about,” read the whole article here.

These types of books are important.  It can help a kid not feel alone.  It can help a parent talk about a difficult topic.  It can help everyone start a conversation.

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Clementine–

Published October 11, 2013 by neverwearmatchingsox

I am so in love with this series.  I think that I am going to add it to my “all time favorites”.  While they are very quick reads for me, I truly enjoy every one I read.  I am going to recommend these to a kiddo at school who, after talking to Mom, I have discovered he has trouble finding things to keep his interest.  I love that this series would really work for boys or girls, adventurous sorts as well as the quiet non-adventurous sorts.

Here are the covers, in order:

Clementine (Clementine, #1)The Talented Clementine (Clementine, #2)Clementine's Letter (Clementine, #3)Clementine, Friend of the Week (Clementine, #4)Clementine and the Family Meeting (Clementine, #5)Clementine and the Spring Trip