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Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Blair's Attic by Joseph C. Lincoln
Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems
The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye by Nancy Springer
The Complete Guide to Digital Photography (2nd edition) by Michael Freeman
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Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Ghostbusters, Volume 6: Trains, Brains, and Ghostly Remains by Erik Burnham
Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora
The Great EB: the Story of the Encyclopaedia Britannica by Herman Kogan
How to be a Baby ... By Me, the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Ink by Amanda Sun
Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition by Dani Cavallaro
Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Sketchtravel by Gerald Guerlais
Socksquatch by Frank W. Dormer
Unfed by Kirsty McKay
University by Bentley Little
Voltron Force Volume 4: Rise of the Beast King by Brian Smith
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Comments for Gracias / Thanks

Gracias / Thanks: 10/27/14

cover artGracias / Thanks by Pat Mora won the 2010 Golden Kite Award. It's the story of a boy from a multiracial family and his experiences growing up. I was first introduced to this book in the materials for children ages 5 to 8 class I took in Spring 2011.

Told in both Spanish and English, Gracias / Thanks, is a list of things a boy is grateful for. The list includes family, friends, nature, and other things from his daily life. John Parra's playful acrylic paintings capture the joy the boy experiences through out the book. After reading the book, children could be asked to list what they are thankful for.

Gracias / Thanks is a very happy book. It's all about taking joy in the little details of life: the sun, the crickets, friends and family.

 

 

Four stars

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