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Adventure on Whalebone Island by M.A. Wilson
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If You Find This by Matthew Baker
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Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
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Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
Patina by Jason Reynolds
Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick

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Five stars in 2017
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Sunflower House: 01/05/18

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting tells about life cycle of a sunflower, but told through how a group of children use the flowers for some summer fun.

The title tells the basics. The children plant the seeds in a circle instead of in a line. As the flowers grow up, they end up making a natural fort that's only big enough for them to enter. The parents, though, can only enjoy it from the outside.

The sunflowers, though flop over as they become heavy with seeds. I know from my own experience, they probably weren't watered enough. Those giant sunflowers are thirsty plants. They do, however, manage to get some seeds from their crop — enough to replant the house the next year.

Three stars

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