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Books I Loved Growing Up

What were some of your favorite books growing up? Here are some of mine! I don't have specific reviews for most of them, but they're all clean. Have you read any of them? Review for The Giant Slayer https://www.instagram.com/reel/CU0EqXmjj-M/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Book Review: The Inkwell Chronicles

by J. D. Peabody cover and synopsis from Goodreads Immerse yourself in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy about magic ink, a secret society, and a boy who yearns to make his mark. When their father goes missing after a mysterious train crash, Everett and his little sister Bea find a curious pen in his belongings, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Inkwell Chronicles

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Book Review: The Girl Who Could Not Dream

by Sarah Beth Durst cover and synopsis from Goodreads Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Could Not Dream

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Book Review: The Star That Always Stays

by Anna Rose Johnson cover and synopsis from Goodreads When bright and spirited Norvia moves from the country to the city, she has to live by one new rule: Never let anyone know you're Ojibwe. Growing up on Beaver Island, Grand-pere told Norvia stories--stories about her ancestor Migizi, about Biboonke-o-nini the Wintermaker, about the Crane… Continue reading Book Review: The Star That Always Stays

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Book Review: 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 Book Review: 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