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Pam in Kennewick has commented on (17) products.

The Hueys: The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers
The Hueys: The New Sweater

Pam in Kennewick, December 9, 2012

I'm ordering this for a new niece (new to me, but not a brand new person) but I wish I were getting it myself.

"Before long they were all different, and no one was the same anymore."

Perhaps the most perfect line ever written. This is a simple, sweet, charmer. Perfect for the 2-7 year old on your list. Or maybe for you.
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Bowling Avenue by Ann Shayne
Bowling Avenue

Pam in Kennewick, August 29, 2012

This was a great summer read - fun & charming. I'm not much of a chick-lit reader, but if you are, you'll like this book. If you aren't, you'll like it too - if you enjoy interesting characters, well-written dialog, and an ending that, while not unpredictable, satisfies. This is the book you'll pass on to your sister, mom, or daughter when you're done.
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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
A Visit from the Goon Squad

Pam in Kennewick, January 3, 2012

This is the book I've been passing on to my friends when they ask if I've read any good books lately.
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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades of Gray

Pam in Kennewick, September 29, 2011

I enjoyed this book so much! Similar to stories of heroes of the holocaust, this book shows the brightness of the human spirit, transformed by love, all the brighter against a very dark background. The stories of people imprisoned by Stalin, in this case Lithuanians, are not well known. Sepetys' story is fiction, but based on true events. Adults as well as middle school aged readers will enjoy this book.
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Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Okay for Now

Pam in Kennewick, July 12, 2011

If you are looking for a book for a kid, say, age 10-13 or so, this would be a good one. If you once were a kid, maybe in the late 60's or 70's, you might want to read this before you give it away. You don't have to have read The Wednesday Wars to enjoy this companion book, but after you're done with this one, you'll want to read The Wednesday Wars too. When Doug Sweiteck moves to a new town, it's not easy for him. Some of his most difficult problems come from his own family. A great story of (quoting the book jacket) "creativity and loss, love and recovery, and survival."
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