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Ms. Marvel : No Normal


                Ms. Marvel. 1, No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (Writer) and Adrian Alphona (Illustrator) Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When ... Read More »

Story Thieves


              Story Thieves by James Riley Except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic adventure series, Owen’s life is boring until he sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the school library and he learns that Bethany is half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, ... Read More »

The Grimjinx Rebellion


              The Grimjinx Rebellion by Brian Farrey When the Palatinate Mages unveil their plot to take over the Five Provinces, thirteen-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx and his family of thieves must lead the rebellion to overthrow them. Book 3 of The Vengekeep Prophecies Read More »

The Case of the Missing Moonstone


              The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford In an alternate 1826 London, Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects. Book 1 ... Read More »

Smek for President!


              Smek for President! by Adam Rex Gratuity “Tip” Tucci and her alien friend, J.Lo, journey to New Boovworld, one of Saturn’s moons, to clear J.Lo’s name after a string of misunderstandings.   Sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex   Read More »

Frozen In Time : Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food


              Frozen In Time : Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food by Mark Kurlansky Adventurer and inventor Clarence Birdseye had a fascination with food preservation that led him to develop and patent the Birdseye freezing process and start the company that still bears his name today. His limitless curiosity spurred his other inventions, ... Read More »

The Madman of Piney Woods


              The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before–the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those ... Read More »

The islands of Chaldea


              The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones – completed by Ursula Jones Aileen’s family of magic makers includes Aunt Beck, the most powerful magician on Skarr, but her own magic does not show itself until a mission for the King and a magical cat help her find strength and confidence.   Read More »

Space Case


              Space Case : A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs Twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous back on Earth for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. However, he is stuck inside Moon Base Alpha and totally bored. When one of the moon’s most prominent doctors turns up dead, Dash investigates. But ... Read More »