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Resources for Educators – The Aurora County Trilogy

For more about LOVE, RUBY LAVENDER, including a list of awards and synopsis, click here.

“A timeless story of the bond between grandparent and grandchild.”

“This small comic novel makes good use of a lot of chickens.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“A lively, humorous story.” 
—Starred review, School Library Journal

“Good garden of peas! It’s hard to imagine a better book for audio narration than this charming, funny, and deeply touching novel.” —Starred review, AudioFile


2005 National Book Award finalist

For more about EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS, click here.

“A fresh voice and an honest portrayal of life and death are a match made in heaven… a memorable tribute to the joys of living.” —Starred review, Kirkus

“The family takes on joyous dimensionality through Comfort’s first-person narration, her memories and comments highlighting each person’s quirkiness and tenderness.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Comfort grabs on to the reader’s heart and refuses to let it go.” — Bookpage

“This is a deeply felt novel.” — School Library Journal

“Debbie, we are just so proud of you.” — Aunt Beth

“What about me?” — Ruby Lavender


For more about THE AURORA COUNTY ALL-STARS, click here.

“A poignant and humorous coming-of-age story.” — Starred review, Kirkus

“A home run.” — Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly


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