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The girl on the train

Posted on: January 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm, in

The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins Three women. All intertwined. With their own story to tell. Who do you believe? Who do you trust? What really happened that night?  This book was fantastic! I did not want to put it down, and when I had to, all I could think about was picking […]

Tap the Magic Tree

Posted on: January 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm, in

Tap the Magic Treeby Christie Matheson Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson is a wonderfully crafted picture book about the magic of nature and the changing seasons. It incorporates beautiful collage and watercolor images and allows the reader to lend a hand progressing the story as they flip through the book. It is an […]

Foundling

Posted on: January 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm, in

Book One: FoundlingSeries: Monster Blood Tattoo by D. M. Cornish Set in the rich fantasy world of Half-Continent, this novel is a mix of fantasy, horror and steampunk. I found myself rooting for Rossamund Bookchild, a young orphaned boy with a girl’s name, who wishes for monster hunting adventures on the high seas only to be tasked with […]

Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer

Posted on: January 27, 2015 at 12:10 am, in

By John GrishamTheodore Boone, Kid Lawyer is the first in a series by adult fiction writer John Grisham. I picked this book up mainly because I wanted to see if Grisham could write for a younger audience. Grisham is known for his mysteries and thrillers not for writing for children. I was sceptical to say […]

Daytime Nightime

Posted on: January 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm, in

by William LowWhat do you see during the daytime? Butterflies, robins and rabbits.  What do you see at nighttime?  Bats, raccoons and the moon.  With lovely, colourful illustrations and very simple text, this book is great for toddlers.  Your kids will have a great time recognizing the different animals, and they might even add their […]

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Posted on: January 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm, in

by Adam Gidwitz You may think you know the story of Hansel and Gretel – the Brother Grimm’s fairy tale about the siblings who were almost eaten by an evil witch who lived in a gingerbread house.  But you’ve never heard this version before.  The author weaves the story of Hansel and Gretel into eight […]

Tell It To The Trees

Posted on: January 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm, in

Tell It To The Treesby Anita Rau Badami The novel opens with the discovery of a body in the snow outside the family home.  It is Anu, the tenant from the cottage behind the house.  How did Anu come to this terrible end?  What was she doing outside so woefully underdressed in a blizzard?  So […]

Project Cain

Posted on: January 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm, in

By Geoffrey GirardIn this sci-fi, mystery, thriller readers are taken on an exciting ride. Our main character is Jeff Jacobson, a fifteen year old who has just discovered that his scientist father “created” him in a lab. Jeff is made from the DNA of infamous serial killer; Jeffrey Dahmer. This story takes us to a […]

The Three-Body Problem

Posted on: January 24, 2015 at 11:54 am, in

by Cixin LiuContact has been made.  Aliens exists and they know we are here. This is the story of what happens when people find out that we aren’t alone in the universe.   Translated from the original Chinese Cixin Liu brings a under-represented point of view to science fiction to the West. A fair amount […]

The Night Gardener

Posted on: January 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm, in

The Night Gardenerby Jonathan Auxier Irish siblings Molly and Kip are orphans who travel to England to find work.  Cold and starving, they make their way to an English manor house in the dark, “sour” woods – a house that local inhabitants avoid like the plague.  Dominating the landscape around the house is an gnarled […]