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YA Book Club – December Book Announcement

Normally we wouldn't have a book for December as the month is so busy, however, 2020 being what it is, we decided to continue, as we did over the summer. Please read along with us in December! Pax by Sara Pennypackerand illustrated by Jon Klassen Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued… Continue reading YA Book Club – December Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

Please read along with us in November! The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored―until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can… Continue reading YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

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Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the… Continue reading Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

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Book Review: The Journey Forward, a novella on reconciliation

The Journey Forward, A Novella On Reconciliation: When We Play Our Drums, They Sing! by Richard Van CampThis the story of 12-year-old Dene Cho, who is angry that his people are losing their language, traditions, and ways of being. Elder Snowbird is there to answer some of Dene Cho's questions, and to share their history… Continue reading Book Review: The Journey Forward, a novella on reconciliation

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Book Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green

He's a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there's a little golden retriever in him, although he's not exactly pretty. He's had a run-in with coyotes and he's missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan's dog, and they love each other absolutely. Usually her pet follows Cara everywhere, but on the day the family first… Continue reading Book Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green

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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

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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 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