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A Hundred Horses book cover A Hundred Horses
by Sarah Lean

On shelves 01/07/2014

This is certainly not your average horse book. First of all, the setting is contemporary England. Yup, threw you off right there, didn't that!...

Bird by Crystal Chan Bird
by Crystal Chan

On shelves 01/28/2014

I must admit, I really loved this book. Despite it being for mid-graders, it's an enjoyable read for teens and adults, too. It's definitely one...

Heaven is Paved with Oreos book cover Heaven is Paved with Oreos
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

On shelves 09/03/2013

When I first saw the title of this book, I knew I had to read it. Oreos are my favorite cookies of all time. This is a very sweet story of Sarah,...

Pinocula (3 Creature from My Closet) book cover Pinocula (3 Creature from My Closet)
by Obert Skye

On shelves 09/24/2013

Obert Skye is doing a bang-up job of penning hilariously entertaining fables for tweens. He's giving Aesop some stiff competition!


Sure Signs of Crazy ~ Karen Harrington Sure Signs of Crazy
by Karen Harrington

On shelves 08/20/2013

As I sit down to write this review, I find myself struggling to come up with the right words to describe my experience reading Sure Signs of...

The Hidden Summer book cover The Hidden Summer
by Gin Phillips

On shelves 06/13/2013

Lydia is Nell's best friend, and her house a safe haven for Nell to retreat to when things get tense at home. That is, until Lydia's mom...

Odessa Again book cover Odessa Again
by Dana Reinhardt

On shelves 05/14/2013

Odessa doesn't want to move into her new house. She doesn't want to have a mom-home and a dad-home. She doesn't want to see strange toys in front...

Zebra Forest book cover Zebra Forest
by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

On shelves 04/09/2013

Zebra Forest is one of those stories that has characters that you know are not as bad as they seem and yet they still have the power to...

33 Minutes book cover 33 Minutes...Until Morgan Sturtz kicks my butt
by Todd Hasak-Lowy

On shelves 01/01/2013

I was struck immediately by the title of this book, and I'll admit, being sort of geeky in school (and still now) I was immediately taken back to...

The Worm Whisperer book cover The Worm Whisperer
by Betty Hicks

On shelves 01/22/2013

The Worm Whisperer is the tale of Ellis Coffey — a boy who desperately wants to help his family and finds an unusual way to do it....

Tilly's Moonlight Garden book cover Tilly's Moonlight Garden
by Julia Green

On shelves 10/02/2012

Tilly has just moved into a cold, old mansion on the edge of town. She doesn't know anyone in her new school, and from the mean looks she gets...

I Funny book cover I Funny
by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

On shelves 12/10/2012

Not what I expected at all! I think every bookseller is getting a tad tired of Wimpy Kid knock-offs. And, at a glance, I Funny...

Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer book cover Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer
by Robin Preiss Glasser & Jane O'Connor

On shelves 01/02/2013

Valentine's Day is coming up fast and Nancy Clancy is determined to find the perfect matches for her guitar teacher and her babysitter. Nancy...

A Thunderous Whisper book cover A Thunderous Whisper
by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

On shelves 10/09/2012

A Thunderous Whisper straddles the line between mid-grade and teen readers. Elegant and spare, it describes the horrors of Guernica and...

Liar & Spy book cover Liar & Spy
by Rebecca Stead

On shelves 08/07/2012

Rebecca Stead is the author of one of my favorite children's books, When You Reach Me, a beautiful slice of New York life with quirky...

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