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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

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By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763661458
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 10th, 2015

What a fun book. The hamster is missing from the classroom so Smashie and her friend start investigating. Griffin’s depiction of Room 11, and her use of  humor and complicated vocabulary layer the story beautifully. Parents will love reading this to their kids.

Carol


Leaving Before the Rains Come

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781594205866
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Published: Penguin Press - January 22nd, 2015

Fans of Alexandra Fuller will delight in hearing about the latest difficult chapter in her life which is told with the same candor and humor as her previous memoirs. And for new readers, you are in for a treat. Fuller has a unique ability to grab your heart and not let go.

Carol


Brown Girl Dreaming

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

Brown Girl Dreaming is SUCH a wonderful, atmospheric book. I really learned to value poetry as a means to create a nuanced world, rich with detail, yet spare in words. I wanted to stay with her and never leave because she has created a living, breathing childhood. Not to be missed.

Carol


Vango

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ISBN: 9780763671969
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 14th, 2014

There is never a dull moment in this sprawling adventure story. From Vango’s mysterious early life of privilege to his young life on a deserted Aeolian island, to trips on a dirigible, back and forth around Europe, with Russians and the French Police and others in pursuit. This is a fresh, funny, amazingly ingenious and entertaining adventure that will keep readers glued to the pages

Carol


Zac & Mia

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ISBN: 9780544331648
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Hmh Books for Young Readers - September 2nd, 2014

Zac and Mia begin a relationship through the hospital wall separating their rooms and it continues far beyond that building and then back again. Heart warming, surprising, sad but hopeful, this Australian author has captured something special. Think Fault in Our Stars, Australian style.

 

Carol


The Book Thief

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

If there was ever a book that stood the test of time, The Book Thief is it. Since its publication in the U.S. in 2007 it has spent  over 400 weeks on the NY Times Bestseller List, been translated into 40 languages and continues to sell regularly – over 850 copies to date. The intricate story about life and death in World War II Germany is intriguing in itself. But just select any page and bask in Zusak’s language. It is an astonishing and lovely experience.

 

Carol


Brown Girl Dreaming

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

Brown Girl Dreaming is SUCH a wonderful, atmospheric book. I really learned to value poetry as a means to create a nuanced world, rich with detail, yet spare in words. I wanted to stay with her and never leave because she has created a living, breathing childhood. Not to be missed.

Carol


The Pilot and the Little Prince

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By Peter Sis, Peter Sis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374380694
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 27th, 2014

This is a perfect example of a picture book that is appropriate for older readers. Peter Sis tells the story of the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, both in extraordinary pictures, and text. Get comfortable and spend time with this incredibly interesting book about an incredibly interesting person. You won’t be sorry.

Carol


Swim That Rock

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By John Rocco, Jay Primiano, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763669058
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 8th, 2014

Get ready to spend time with 14 year olds Jake and Tommy as they work to save a diner, raise $10,000, and catch as many quahogs as possible in Narragansett Bay. This is a wonderful heartwarming story filled with adventure, community, and just a touch of romance. A perfect summer read for 12 and up.

 

Carol


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