Sarah's Key
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This film centers on a lesser known part of WWII: the Vel d'Hiv Roundup in 1942 Paris, France. It pieces together the story of one young girl's attempts to protect and return to her brother. It was very moving, but, as many stories from this era, hard to watch at times.
Gaston
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A terrific book, with cute and funny characters, all about knowing who you are and where you belong.
Once I Ate a Pie
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A great collection of poems from the perspective of man's best friend. They're funny and heart-warming. More than once I felt like the author must have been using my pup as inspiration!
Ducks Don't Wear Socks
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The delightful tale of a serious girl who keeps meeting a ridiculous duck. Great pictures with lots of subtle and not-so-subtle jokes. And a good duck voice definitely helps!
All the Little Lights
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Wonderful vocals, great melody, and honest lyrics. This album felt like hearing genuine stories of life, both hilarious and heart felt.
Superman: Earth One
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Clark Kent continues his journey to becoming Superman in volume two of the Earth One series, which you can definitely read with or without having read volume one. Interesting story, even though some of the inconsistencies in the illustration threw me off sometimes. Any fan of Superman will enjoy this one!
Batman: Earth One
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This was a quick, awesome read, even for a novice in the graphic novel world. We get to see Batman in development, with some lesser known characters, and new twists on the familiar ones.
You Will Be My Friend
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Another hilarious adventure with Lucy the bear. As Lucy tries to make friends with her fellow animals, her well-intentioned efforts meet with less success than she’d hoped.
Children Make Terrible Pets
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For the kids who wish they’d been raised by wolves, this is the story of Lucy the bear finding a new pet in the forest! It’s a great story, with plenty of humor for us big kids, along with fantastic illustrations.
The Golden Compass
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This book has a unique and remarkable premise, as well as engaging writing. Add the fact that it is read by a full cast, which includes the author on the narrator’s part, and this becomes perhaps my favorite book to listen to. And I've done so more than once!
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
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Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star as two people, barely more than strangers, who embark on a delightfully crazy journey before the world comes to an end.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt put in wonderful performances. Even though this wasn’t publicized as a comedy, I couldn’t keep myself from laughing, and laughing often. This is one you won’t regret watching.

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