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Book Review: Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley

Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job. He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy: humans. When a determined invader trespasses on Nix’s territory, putting his skills to the test, the prideful fairy boasts of all the… Continue reading Book Review: Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley

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YA Book Club October Book Announcement

Sorry, a bit late announcing our October book as we get back into the swing of things after summer. Our October book announcement is  MYRCA nominee: Ebb and Flow by Heather Smith One summer,after a long plane rideand a rotten bad yearI went to Grandma Jo's.It was my mother's idea.Jett, what you need is a… Continue reading YA Book Club October Book Announcement

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Book Review: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

The Rylance family is stuck. Dad's got writer's block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school—even though he can't draw. Sarah's still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom. So much more than they can say. Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance's sketchbook. But one night the ink of… Continue reading Book Review: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

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YA Book Club September Book Announcement

To make sure everyone has time to get a copy our next book, it is time to announce our September novel: The Lifters by Dave Eggers When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister… Continue reading YA Book Club September Book Announcement

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Book Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.  Then… Continue reading Book Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

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Book Club Review: City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was a key moment in Canadian history when demands of workers and returning soldiers all played out in the bloody streets of Winnipeg. The governing elite condemned the strike organizers as "Bolsheviks" and unleashed waves of violence. The country hasn't fully healed since. City on Strike is a riveting middle-grade fiction… Continue reading Book Club Review: City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman

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Book Club Review: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton

Zoe's straitlaced and narrow-minded parents don't understand her. Worse than that, they also want to put Zoe's beloved Granny in a seniors home, despite Zoe's objections. Sure, Granny has become a bit odd and her memory is spotty, but she's outspoken and funny, and Zoe loves her. Granny still mourns her favourite son, Teddy, who… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton