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YA Book Club – February Book Announcement

Read along with us in February! A World Below by Wesley King Winner of the Red Maple Fiction Award Mr. Baker’s eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. But when an earthquake hits, their field trip takes a terrifying turn. The students are plunged… Continue reading YA Book Club – February Book Announcement

Book Reviews, Reading

Book Review: The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester

In this hilarious, new series, four ordinary kids are about to learn that they are on deck. . . to save the world! Jessica Flem has spent the better part of her life so far reacting allergically to everything - and much of it in her basement where she rules the online game Gang of… Continue reading Book Review: The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem by Kevin Sylvester

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YA Book Club – January Book Announcement

Read along with us in January! Miles to Go by Beryl Young Miles to Go is the story of a friendship between two twelve-year-old girls in a small Saskatchewan town. In the spring of 1948, each girl faces a heavy personal loss and challenges that threaten their friendship. Through a hard few months the girls learn… Continue reading YA Book Club – January Book Announcement

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Book Review: Elephant Secret by Eric Walters

We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story set in an elephant sanctuary, featuring the perennial appeal of human-animal friendships.Samantha (Sam) lives at the elephant sanctuary her dad runs and views the elephants there as much a part of her family as her single dad is. When a beloved elephant dies in childbirth, Sam develops… Continue reading Book Review: Elephant Secret by Eric Walters

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YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

Read along with us in November! Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster by Jonathan Auxier For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best… Continue reading YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

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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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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