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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 »

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

        Flash Boys by Michael Lewis “Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working ... Read More »

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

        Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods ” Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes-and Stone is a material witness-he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud. ... Read More »

Journey

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          Journey by Aaron Becker Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor. A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book. Read More »

From Texas With Love

From Texas With Love

        From Texas With Love by Dan Gutman “The wackiest road trip in history continues as the McDonald twins travel the Southwest dodging nefarious villains and visiting weird but true American landmarks”– Provided by publisher. Book 4 in The Genius Files series. Need to read other books in the series first? Find them here. Read More »