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The Book Worm

Adding her story to history

The Book Worm: Eight to 12 year olds reading “She Stood for Freedom” by Loki Mulholland will learn how important it is to stand up for themselves — and others. Comment

Drawing inspiration

The Book Worm: Creative kids ages 7 to 14 will love exploring the young lives of famous creators Pablo Picasso, Dr. Seuss, and others in “Kid Artists” by David Stabler. Comment

No need to ‘Worry’

The Book Worm: “Mama Loved to Worry” by Maryann Weidt is a knee-slappin’ tall tale kids ages 5 to 8 will love. Comment

Tales about doggie derring-do

The Book Worm: Give “Paws of Courage” by Nancy Furstinger to your dog-lover, and you’ll be a hero. Comment

A tat is worth a thousand words

The Book Worm: “Tell Me a Tattoo Story” is a picture book about family stories for kids ages 3 to 6. Comment

An everyday kid — with a difference

The Book Worm: “Being Jazz” by Jazz Jennings is one transgender teen’s story of finding her true self. Comment

Why can’t you start dreaming of someday

The Book Worm: “Trombone Shorty” by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews tells the tale of a boy who grew up in New Orleans – the neighborhood of “music in the air.” Comment

A girl and her puppy

The Book Worm: If your girl loves dogs, “Bailey: Puppy Pals” by Susan Hughes is a great tale for her collection. Comment

What being the best really means

The Book Worm: In “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville” by Pat Zietlow Miller, readers 5 to 8 years old will see that, sometimes, losing means winning. Comment

A boy and his raccoon

The Book Worm: Author Sheila Terman Cohen gives kids ages 8 to 12 a peek into Sterling North’s life and adventures with his beloved raccoon in “Sterling North and the Story of Rascal.” Comment

An honestly good read

The Book Worm: “Lizzie and the Lost Baby,” by Cheryl Blackford, is a well-done, delightfully British story for a 9- to 12-year-old. Comment

A story of brilliant women

The Book Worm: “Radioactive!” by Winifred Conkling is an action-packed read for science-minded teens. Comment

Follow ‘The Night Parade’

The Book Worm: Readers ages 12 to 15 (and a fantasy-loving adult) will love this unique Japanese fairy tale by Kathryn Tanquary. Comment

A story for today’s world

The Book Worm: “This is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp is an engrossing, timely read for kids 14 to 17. Comment

British invasion! “Fab Four Friends” tells tale of The Beatles

The Book Worm: As you’ll see in “Fab Four Friends” by Susanna Reich, illustrated by Adam Gustavson, dreams can come true! Comment

Discover the wonders of science

The Book Worm: “The Storm,” by Virginia Bergin, is a screaming ride filled with loops and turns that make your stomach do flip-flops and your heart pound! Comment