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Book Club Review: 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 to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the earth like mini-hurricanes and causing the town… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

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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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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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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 Review: Restart by Gordon Korman

Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name. He knows he's Chase.… Continue reading Book Review: Restart by Gordon Korman

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Book Review: Life or Death by Larry Verstraete

  More than 30 riveting - and true! - survival stories from Larry Verstraete, the master of adventure non-fiction. A slave in mid-1800s North Carolina squeezes into a 2' x 3' box and has friends mail him to Philadelphia . . . and freedom. A doctor injects 8000 Polish Jews with a substance that makes… Continue reading Book Review: Life or Death by Larry Verstraete

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YA Book Club March Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our February novel, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our March book: Dust by Arthur Slade A rainmaker brings rain to a drought-stricken town,… Continue reading YA Book Club March Book Announcement