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Revenge of the Flower Girls

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              Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler When their usual summer plans are upended by their big sister’s wedding, triplets Dawn, Darby, and Delaney struggle with their dislike for the groom-to-be, a sentiment that compels them to reunite their sister with her fun-loving ex.   Read More »

The Obsidian Blade

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              The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye’s parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked away on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures. ... Read More »

Everything For a Dog

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              Everything For a Dog by Ann M. Martin In parallel stories, Bone, an orphaned dog, finds and loses a series of homes, Molly, a family pet, helps Charlie through the grief and other after-effects of his brother’s death, and lonely Henry pleads for a dog of his own. Check out the companion book: A ... Read More »

Masterpiece

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              Masterpiece by Elise Broach After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ages 9+ Read More »

Bitterblue

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              Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities. Sequel to Graceling. Companion to Fire. ... Read More »

Wild Born

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              Wild Born by Brandon Mull As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts — a bond that gives great powers to all of them. Book 1 in the Spirit Animals ... Read More »

Quintana of Charyn

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              Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta Froi and his companions travel through Charyn to find Quintana and build an army to secure her unborn child’s right to rule, an effort that culminates in an ultimate showdown with Isaboe of Lumatere. Book 3 in the Lumatere Chronicles Series. Ages 14+ Read More »

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 »