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WAYLON: One Awesome Thing

“Baxter had only been in the third grade for a few days last September, but a couple of days were enough. When he’d left, the rumor that he’d been sent away to prison. Everyone had agreed that it would be a good place for him.” Read More →

THE GHOST WITH THE GREEN THUMB

  The Ghost With The Green Thumb by Maggie Larche is about a seventh grader who spends a month in the summer with her grandpa helping him with his grief. She lost her grandma and her grandpa was having a hard time adjusting to his lose. While she is on this mission, she meets her grandpa’s neighbor Billy and they become close friends.   Billy Read More →

YOU CAN’T SEE THE ELEPHANTS

For young people like Mascha who is thirteen it is sometimes very hard to get people to listen to you and help when you see something you know is wrong. Read More →

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE

All Raymie has to do is learn to twirl the baton, do a good deed, and win the competition. She believes that having her picture in the paper will bring her dad back home to stay. Life gets in the way of all her plans.
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SEVEN DEAD PIRATES

Pirate ghosts with a mission are different from any type of regular haunting you can imagine. Read More →

SERPENT IN THE GLASS

THE SERPENT IN THE GLASS By D. M. Andrews Copyright 2012 D. M. Andrews This is a middle grade story with magic and mythic elements. It begins like this: “A badly painted garden gnome with a look of surprise upon its face sat atop a bright red toadstool. In its hand it held a fishing rod, the hook of which hung unmoving in the windless Read More →

BIG NATE: WELCOME TO MY WORLD

BIG NATE: WELCOME TO MY WORLD By Lincoln Peirce Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-4494-6226-0 Paperback: $9.99 This is an Amp Comics for kids. The unfolding of Nate’s world is done in primarily four panels for 174 pages. The book opens with Nate finding out if a girl likes one of his friends. His attitude grabbed me on that first page. The book takes him Read More →

MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD

Are you a reader seeking adventure? Do you enjoy myth based stories?
Then this is your read!
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THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW

THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW By Wendy Wan-Long Shang Scholastic Press, New York, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-545-60958-6 Price: $13.59 This novel is for readers from eight to twelve. For baseball lovers and everyone overcoming their grief after a terrible loss. This story opens introducing the main character, Peter, running an errand to get eggs from the neighborhood store. He returns to a house where his mother Read More →

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES By Shannon Messenger Simon and Schuster 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4424-4595-6 ebook Kindle: $7.99   Keeper of The Lost Cities starts like this: “Miss Foster!” Mr. Sweeney’s nasal voice cut through Sophie’s blaring music as he yanked her earbuds out by the cords. “Have you decided that you’re too smart to pay attention to this information?”   We are introduced to Sophie Read More →

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