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Shine!

Posted on: March 31, 2020 at 10:58 am, in

Shine!By J.J. and Chris GrabensteinPiper Milly is a fairly average kid.  Her mother was a musical prodigy, and her father is a music teacher who enters his school singing groups into competitions and even writes his own show tunes.  Piper can’t even carry a tune.When Piper’s dad gets offered a job at the exclusive Chumley […]

The Secret of White Stone Gate

Posted on: March 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm, in

The Secret of White Stone Gate By Julia Nobel Thirteen-year-old Emmy Willick is back at Wellsworth, a prestigious British boarding school, for her second year.  She is thrilled to be back with best friends Jack and Lola, but is also concerned about what the year will bring.   During Emmy’s first year at the school, she […]

Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Posted on: March 23, 2020 at 11:01 am, in

Scary Stories for Young FoxesBy Christian McKay HeidickerOn a chilly autumn night, seven little foxes are eager to hear some scary stories.  But the old storyteller lives over in Bog Cavern and they are not allowed to go.  After waiting for their mother to fall asleep, seven little foxes sneak out into the night, and […]

The Library Book

Posted on: March 19, 2020 at 1:44 pm, in

The Library BookBy Susan Orlean The fire that gutted the Los Angeles library in 1986 was shocking to staff, patrons and the community at large.  This was a library that housed research collections, the largest record of patents in the U.S., a history of the entertainment industry in L.A., a huge collection of maps, as […]

Strange Practice

Posted on: March 12, 2020 at 9:08 pm, in

Vivian Shaw Dr. Greta Helsing has the most unusual medical practice in modern London: most of her patients are dead. But if you are a banshee with laryngitis, a vampire with a head cold, or a mummy slowly succumbing to the ravages of time, who else are you going to call. Her family has had […]

The Library of the Unwritten

Posted on: March 5, 2020 at 7:16 pm, in

  By A.J. Hackwith Join the Library. Raise Hell! Stories are powerful things. As such, they must be contained.  All unfinished stories go to the Library of the Unwritten, a neutral space in Hell overseen by a Head Librarian.  The Head Librarian is responsible for organizing and repairing the books, keeping them safe, and most […]

The Disaster Days

Posted on: March 2, 2020 at 4:37 pm, in

The Disaster DaysBy Rebecca Behrens Hannah Steele is a first-time babysitter.  At 13 years old, she’s not sure she should be in charge of anyone.  Luckily she’s babysitting close to home, so she’s not too worried. Hannah and her charges, Oscar and Zoe, live on Pelling Island, a fictional suburb of Seattle.  Although they are […]