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Brady Needs a Nightlight

An adorable little bat named Brady is quite unique. Hanging in caves at night where it’s cold and dark frightened him so much so that he finds it difficult to sleep. Unlike his brethren he prefers to play during the say out in the bright sunshine. When inside his home cave, he was scared of […]

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Maggie Dew Drop: The Feather Of Flight

‘Enchanting’ is the word best used to describe the beautiful images portrayed in this picture book by G. Wayne Mello. The soft and inviting art marries sweetly with the gentle charms of the main character, Maggie Dew Drop, and her new nocturnal family. “Stars wink. Especially to those who dream.” This is a story about […]

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A Very Brand New Day

Rich Trout is starting his first day as a seventh grader at his new junior high. Being the new kid at school can be scary for any student, but he just wants to fit in and be like any average kid his age. But Rich isn’t average. He’s a wiz at algebra, has a photographic […]

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First Sun

Love, scandal, kidnapping, heroism and Armageddon. If those aren’t enough ingredients to keep the reader on the edge, I don’t know what is. Author Tara Tolly packs all of these in her breakout novel “First Sun” about teenage love between an extraordinary heroine, Eden Warren, and the President’s son, Andrew Wellington. The first half of […]

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Keys To Freedom

Talk about tough luck. Sixteen-year-old Darlene Mills has yet to catch a break. Raised in a fatherless home with a drug-addicted, alcoholic mother, recently dumped and cheated on by her boyfriend, Darlene is ever in search of a better life for her and her half-brother Jesse. So when her best friend, Genie suggests stealing a […]

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If I Were A Rich Girl

Miranda Amberly is starting over at a new school once again. This time, thanks to the benevolence of one of the town’s most prominent grand dams, “Rindi” begins her senior year at the exclusive Stratmore Academy. Though her parents are Mrs. Grayson’s caretakers, and this educational arrangement is strictly business, Rindi hopes that despite her […]

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Finding Audrey

Any parent or child will find it warming to see how the family depicted in Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, a strong bond despite the turbulent challenges readily found in today’s world, including bullying. Meet Audrey and her family, fraught with struggles but grounded in love. While Audrey is a typical teenager, her life’s been suddenly […]

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The Castaways by Iain Lawrence

When Tom Tin takes hold of the Jolly Stone, a sought after diamond, his life drastically changes. He’s placed on a convict ship and sentenced to life an island in the South Seas. When Tom and four fellow castaways escape from the cannibal infested islands on a broken down boat their provisions and fuel run […]

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A Stranger In the Woods

When a book makes you smile in your heart, simply by looking at the cover—it’s magic. A Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, has that magic. Though I’m cautious to open any tome that has the theme of winter midsummer, I ran across this favorite as I was organizing […]

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