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Book Review: The Vanderbeekers Series by Karina Yan Glaser (Part 2)

The Vanderbeeker series is a fun and cheerful one. Though there are no bad words or inappropriate parts, Karina Yan Glaser uses some more advanced vocabulary words (which is one of the things I love about these books — simple stories transformed into more difficult reads), and therefore I recommend it if you are over 9 or 10 years old to 14 or so. All three are entertaining stories about a family of seven living in a charming brownstone in Harlem. The five Vanderbeeker children are perseverant and independent..sometimes a little too independent, and that’s what sparks the story-line in all three books. It really shows the bonding and tightness of a community.

**And, this isn’t the author’s work (it is the work of Karl James Mountford for the first book, Lisa Vega and Sheila Smallwood (designers) and Karl James Mountford (artist) for the second book, and Lisa Vega (designer) and Katya Longhi (artist) for the third book), but I have to mention that the cover art is so vibrant and breathtaking, especially the second and third books.**

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Book Review: The Vanderbeeker Series by Karina Yan Glaser (Part 1)

The Vanderbeeker series is a fun and cheerful one. Though there are no bad words or inappropriate parts, Karina Yan Glaser uses some more advanced vocabulary words (which is one of the things I love about these books — simple stories transformed into more difficult reads), and therefore I recommend it if you are over 9 or 10 years old to 14 or so. All three are entertaining stories about a family of seven living in a charming brownstone in Harlem. The five Vanderbeeker children are perseverant and independent..sometimes a little too independent, and that’s what sparks the story-line in all three books. It really shows the bonding and tightness of a community.

**And, this isn’t the author’s work (it is the work of Karl James Mountford for the first book, Lisa Vega and Sheila Smallwood (designers) and Karl James Mountford (artist) for the second book, and Lisa Vega (designer) and Katya Longhi (artist) for the third book), but I have to mention that the cover art is so vibrant and breathtaking, especially the second and third books (the third book will be in Part 2).**

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