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Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks

Posted on: May 31, 2018 at 4:43 pm, in

Lumberjanes: Bonus TracksBy various authors The Lumberjanes are five girls: April, Jo, Mal, Molly and Ripley.  They are best friends and Lumberjane Scouts, similar to Girl Scouts or Guides.  During their summers at camp they embark on all kinds of adventures and often encounter mythical forest creatures. Various authors and artists, all women, have created […]

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King

Posted on: May 31, 2018 at 3:24 pm, in

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare KingBy Max BrallierIllustrated by Douglas Holgate In the third installment of The Last Kids On Earth, Jack Sullivan and his buddies, June, Quint and Dirk, continue to battle zombies with their ingenious weapons and vehicles.  They have also made friends with many of the monsters that now […]

Be Prepared

Posted on: May 28, 2018 at 2:44 pm, in

Be PreparedBy Vera Brosgol Vera is ten years old and struggles to make friends.  All the girls she knows have the “right” kinds of birthday parties, dolls and sleepovers.  They all go to summer camp while she stays home with her brother.  The girls in Vera’s class are all-American girls but Vera’s family is Russian. […]

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

Posted on: May 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm, in

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!By Mariko Tamaki Illustrated by Brooke Allen Those who love the Lumberjanes comics can now read about April, Jo, Molly, Mal and Ripley in chapter book format in this new Lumberjanes series! Lumberjanes are like Girl Scouts or Guides.  Their adventures take place at camp, and they are all-too-eager to venture out into the […]


Posted on: May 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm, in

ReboundBy Kwame Alexander It’s 1988, and 12-year-old Charlie Bell is going through some hard times.  His father has passed away, and he doesn’t know how to deal with it.  Neither does his mother.  When Charlie gets caught stealing, his mother reaches the end of her rope and sends Charlie to his grandparents’ house in Washington […]

Poison Is Not Polite

Posted on: May 17, 2018 at 2:46 pm, in

Poison Is Not PoliteBy Robin Stevens It’s 1935 and 14-year-old Daisy Wells has returned from boarding school to her British country estate for the holidays.  This year, her best friend, Hazel Wong, has accompanied her. Although Hazel is from Hong Kong, she attends school in Britain.  Because it’s 1935, she is one of very few […]

The Great Alone

Posted on: May 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm, in

The Great Alone  The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah’s new novel takes us into the lives of the Allbrights. Ernt, husband, father, and veteran recently returned from Viet Nam; Cora, loyal wife and mother; and their daughter, 13 year old Lenora (Leni) are a fragile family. It is 1974 and […]

The Goldfish Boy

Posted on: May 6, 2018 at 2:38 pm, in

the goldfish boy        The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson Matthew Corbin is 12 years old and lives in a quiet cul-de-sac with his parents. Matthew has stopped going to school because he suffers from severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). He continually cleans his room and washes his hands so much that the skin is raw. Matthew […]

Tell Me Three things

Posted on: May 6, 2018 at 2:07 pm, in

    Tell Me Three Things by Julie Bauxbaum        Just as 16 year old Jessie begins to feel like her life is returning to normal after her mom’s death, her father announces he has remarried and sweeps her off to California to live with his new wife!      Jessie’s new school is a prestigious […]