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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 Library of Ever

by Zeno Alexander cover and synopsis from Goodreads With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway in the library and becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian. In her new job, Lenora finds herself helping future civilizations figure out the date, relocates lost penguins, uncovers… Continue reading Book Review: The Library of Ever

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Book Review: The Prince of Nowhere

by Rochelle Hassan Publisher's Synopsis Roda isn't afraid of the monsters that roam the wilds of the Aerlands. She's safe in her small town, surrounded by a wall of freezing, enchanted mist that keeps the beasts away. So when Roda rescues an injured crow on the instruction of her secret pen pal, Anonymous – whose… Continue reading Book Review: The Prince of Nowhere

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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: One Degree of Freedom

by Taryn R. Hutchinson *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Fifteen-year-old Adriana Nicu lives in the sheltered world of Bucharest, Romania, in the year 1987. Under the rule of Communist president Nicolae Ceaușescu, citizens of Bucharest live with the eyes and ears of the government ever present. Adriana’s future, which will involve becoming an engineer, is… Continue reading Book Review: One Degree of Freedom

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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