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Everything On a Waffle

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              Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath Eleven-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea. Check out the sequel – One Year In ... Read More »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead Helping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend’s career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets. Cartwheel by Jennifer DeBois When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, ... Read More »

All is Lost

All is Lost

All is Lost Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor  takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man  who must fight for survival after being shipwrecked at sea. The boatsman, lying asleep below deck on his schooner, is suddenly jostled to consciousness by a horrifying crash. He discovers that a steel crate, floating in mid-ocean, has torn a gaping ... Read More »

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

        The One and Only by Emily Giffin Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas – a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown ... Read More »

Murder and Mayhem II

Dead Water by Ann Cleeve

 Why Kings Confess  by C. S. Harris is set in Regency England and features Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, heir to an earldom, disillusioned Army officer, and latter day knight errant. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London’s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a ... Read More »

Nick and Tesla’s high-voltage danger lab

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              Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab : A Mystery With Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build yourself by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith After moving in with their eccentric uncle, Nick and Tesla encounter strange occurrences in their new neighborhood and build gadgets using simple household objects to help them solve ... Read More »

Doodleday

Doodleday

          Doodleday by Ross Collins Despite his mother’s warning, young Harvey draws on Doodleday, but when his drawings come to life in frightening ways, only his mother can help. Ages 3-8   Read More »

Binky the Space Cat

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          Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires Binky, a beloved house cat, tries to prepare a rocket ship so that he can explore outer space, but he has second thoughts about taking off as he wonders how his owners would protect themselves against aliens if he weren’t there to help them.   Read More »