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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!...
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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...
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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,...
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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!

In...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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