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- June 19, 2009

Hey, kids! Dive into a good book this summer!

From an injured bird to a teen's anorexia, books engage young readers

by Debbie Duncan

Summer's the best time to savor the joys of reading and books. Here are a few new releases worth checking out.

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Debbie Duncan has been reviewing children's books for the Weekly since 1997. Her complete reviews are at www.debbieduncan.com/picks.html.

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