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Whatshisface

Gordan Korman is a well-known author for his books that cover a range of genres and subjects and one of his latest, Whatshisface is yet another example of his talent and dexterity. The Story: Cooper Vega knows what it’s like … Continue reading

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Knights vs Dinosaurs

This week, we’re flipping through Knights vs Dinosaurs, a fun book that puts history into perspective in a fun way. Besides being factually correct and a great way to introduce your kids to certain concepts, it’s also just plain entertaining! The … Continue reading

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Mad Wolf’s Daughter

If you’re looking for high stakes, medieval thrills, and a sword-wielding heroine, I’ve got just the thing for you. Penguin Books just sent me the first and second volumes by authoress Diane Magras and I cannot get enough of it. … Continue reading

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Other Wood

Pete Hautman weaves a story that will cause you to question the world around you with Other Wood, a middle-grade read that is almost chilling in context. Adults will definitely get a kick out of reading this; perhaps even more … Continue reading

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The Story Collector

With New York flair and all the literary love that Kristin O’Donnell Tubb has in her, The Story Collector arrives with all of its mystery and fun! The Story: Viviani Fedeler could not live in a more wonderful home. At … Continue reading

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The Train to Impossible Places

Looking for a rollicking new adventure that’s sure to keep both you and your children up at night? Look no further than The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell. The Story: Sometimes the craziest things can come out … Continue reading

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My Year in the Middle

If you’re looking for a book that is both an enjoyable read and is also a rather thoughtful look at race, friendship, and what it means to be yourself, you might want to read My Year in the Middle by … Continue reading

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When Things Get Old…

So there was this idea. An idea that all the best fairytales in the world could be mashed up, brought into one world, and interact together in a unique and fun way. Sound familiar? Perhaps right now you’re thinking about … Continue reading

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Ogre Enchanted

If you were ever a fan of the original Ella Enchanted novel by Gail Carson Levine and wondered, “Hmm, I wonder whether there was ever a much more complicated story about a girl turned into an ogre by Lucinda pre-Ella … Continue reading

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Lucky Luna

I really appreciate family stories, especially sister-sister tales or cousins, or whatever. Coming from a large Hispanic family myself, I recently picked up Diana Lopez’s latest book, Lucky Luna, which is pretty relatable and also tons of fun to read through. … Continue reading

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