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Mesa Public Library on Goodreads:

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Louisiana's Way Home
really liked it
Kate DiCamillo does it again! Twelve year old Louisiana Elefante is whisked away in the middle-of -the-night by her Granny who won’t tell her where they are going or why. All Granny keeps talking about is the curse over their heads, but ...
You Don't Want a Unicorn!
really liked it
You Don’t Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman is hilarious, and teaches kids about the potential responsibilities of having pet. Who knew unicorns make the worst pets? They shed, poke holes in the ceiling, and they make a big mess, if you know...
Gaston
really liked it
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio is a delightful story reminding us that all families are different. Mrs. Poodle teaches her puppies how to be proper Poodles. Gaston works the hardest at being a proper poodle but it’s not easy. The reader soon ...

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