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Karlyn leading PJ story timeWhen Karlyn isn't reading books, she's working on her next writing project with two dogs beneath her desk. She also loves teaching kids and adults how to tell their own amazing stories. 
Some books Karlyn loves:


All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist *

From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both

We'll Fly Away Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062494283
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

National Book Award Longlist Title * Booklist Editors’ Choice * CYBILS Young Adult Fiction Finalist * Nerdy Book Club Award for Best Young Adult Fiction * Paste Magazine Best Book * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

“A compelling and raw story.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207465
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal
The New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

From the New York Times–bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9781517906863
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 16th, 2019

A young woman from Minnesota searches out the Colombian father she’s never known in this powerful exploration of what family really means


He loved Colombia too much to leave it. The explanation from her Minnesotan mother was enough to satisfy a child’s curiosity about her missing father. But at twenty-one, Anika Fajardo wanted more.

The Field Trip Mysteries: The Grand Canyon Burros That Broke Cover Image
By Steve Brezenoff, Marcos Calo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781434241986
Published: Stone Arch Books - July 1st, 2012

Edward Egg Garrison is excited to take pictures in the Grand Canyon on a field trip, but like always, mysteries get in the way.

Rooting for Rafael Rosales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807567449
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2018

Rafael has dreams to someday play Major League Baseball. Maya has worries, especially about the bees that are dying all over the world. Follow Rafael and Maya in a story that shifts back and forth in time and place, from Minnesota to the Dominican Republic.

Where Are All the Minnesotans? Cover Image
By Karlyn Coleman, Carrie Hartman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681340401
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - October 15th, 2017

In the Midwest, winter means freezing temperatures, shorter days, and piles of snow. For some, the logical response is to curl up under the blankets and hibernate until spring.