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The Last Cuentista

by Donna Barba Higuera Publisher's Synopsis There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have… Continue reading The Last Cuentista

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Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it… Continue reading Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

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Book Review: Cold-Blooded Myrtle

by Elizabeth C. Bunce *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective Myrtle Hardcastle returns, and now she’s on the trail of a serial killer in her hometown of Swinburne. When Mr. Leighton, proprietor of Leighton’s Mercantile, is found dead on the evening his annual Christmas shop display is to… Continue reading Book Review: Cold-Blooded Myrtle

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Book Review: Children of the Fox

by Kevin Sands *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Five kids with unusual talents are brought together to commit an impossible crime. A magic-infused fantasy that brings together a ragtag group of kids to pull off a crime so difficult, countless adults have already tried and failed. Lured by the promise of more money than they've… Continue reading Book Review: Children of the Fox

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Book Review: A Little Taste of Poison

by R. J. Anderson ***Cover and synopsis from Goodreads*** The city of Tarreton is powered by magic, from simple tablets that light lamps to advanced Sagery that can murder a man from afar. Isaveth has a talent for spell-making, but as a girl from a poor neighborhood she never dreamed she could study at the… Continue reading Book Review: A Little Taste of Poison

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Book Review: How to Get Away with Myrtle

by Elizabeth C. Bunce **Cover image from Goodreads** Myrtle Hardcastle solved the murder of her neighbor. The last thing she wants to do now is going on is take a seaside vacation with her Aunt Helena. However, Myrtle has no say in the matter, and so she, Aunt Helena, and Miss Judson board a private… Continue reading Book Review: How to Get Away with Myrtle

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Book Review: Premediated Myrtle

by Elizabeth C. Bunce **Cover image from Goodreads** Myrtle Hardcastle is considered an unusual child by most adults. Being fascinated with science, police investigations, toxicology, and other things considering unfitting of ladies of quality will do that. When Myrtle's neighbor suddenly dies under mysterious circumstances, Myrtle instantly assumes that some sort of foul play is… Continue reading Book Review: Premediated Myrtle

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Book Review: Spell Sweeper

by Lee Edward Fodi **Cover image from Goodreads** Spell Sweeper was a fun twist on the typical magical school and Chosen One story. The main character, Cara, is a student at a secret magical boarding school off the coast of Canada. However, Cara is not an amazing student. She doesn't have enough magic to be… Continue reading Book Review: Spell Sweeper

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Book Review: Wingfeather Tales

edited by Andrew Peterson *cover image from publisher's website* If you are a fan of the Wingfeather Saga, you will love Wingfeather Tales. Wingfeather Tales is a collection of seven stories written by various authors that all take place in the world of Aerwiar. The stories take place before, during, and after the Wingfeather Saga.… Continue reading Book Review: Wingfeather Tales

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Book Review: Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery

by Ally Carter *image from publisher's website* Note: This review contains spoilers for book one in the series! Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery picks up several months after the ending of the first book, Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor. April, Colin, Sadie, Tim, and Violet are all settling into life at Winterborne House… Continue reading Book Review: Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery