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The Doublecross


              The Doublecross : (And Other Skills I Learned As A Superspy) by Jackson Pearce Overweight and non-athletic, twelve-year-old Hale may have been born and raised to be a spy for the Sub Rosa Society but it seems he is unlikely to become a Field Agent until his parents are captured by the evil League ... Read More »

Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World


              Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World by Candice Ransom Eight-year-old Iva is determined to make her first great discovery this summer–the treasure buried in her small town of Uncertain, Virginia, that her great-grandfather sought for years–if only she can keep her pesky cousin Heaven from interfering. Read More »



              Nadia : The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still  by Karlin Gray ; illustrated by Christine Davenier Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in ... Read More »



              Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley Repairing roof fixtures in an alternate world resembling Victorian South Africa, Anglet Sutonga investigates the death of an apprentice while caring for her sister’s baby against a backdrop of racial tensions, political secrets, and a historical icon. Read More »

Peter Rabbit


              The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Cherished Stories by Beatrix Potter; illustrated by Charles Santore Three stories in one book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Benjamin Bunny The Tale of Two Bad Mice Author Fact: Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866 Read More »



              Hippopotamister by John Patrick Green Hippo is unhappy in the Zoo and decides to live among the humans as a Hippopatamister. He tries many disguises and many different jobs but discovers, to be truly happy, he must find a way to be himself. Read More »

On the Farm, At the Market


                On the Farm, At the Market by G. Brian Karas On the farm, workers pick vegetables, collect eggs, and make cheese. At the market the next day, the workers set up their stands and prepare for shoppers to arrive. Amy, the baker at the Busy Bee Café, has a very special meal ... Read More »

A Storm Too Soon


          A Storm Too Soon : A True Storm Rescue by Michael Tougia When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall. Read More »

The Crimson Skew


              The Crimson Skew by S.E. Grove In a world transformed by 1799’s Great Disruption–when all of the continents were flung into different time periods–Sophia Tims journeys home to Boston, anticipating her reunion with Theo, but he has been conscripted to fight in the Western War, Prime Minister Broadgirldle’s twisted vision of Manifest Destiny. ... Read More »