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No Ordinary Life

What would you do if social media catapulted your child to fame overnight? Probably everything you could to protect their welfare as stardom sets in. That’s exactly what struggling mom of three Faye Martin sets out to do in this novel by Suzanne Redfearn. Faye is trying her best to make ends meet and be […]

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Life As A Barnacle

What would make you happy? This is the question that little barnacle Abraham ponders as he floats out and looks for a place to stick. As he meets other barnacles in oyster colonies, on piers, and along the bottom of a boat he is tempted to stay but decides to continue on his journey towards […]

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The Ghost and The Goth

Do opposites really attract? Take the ageless example of polar opposites coming together—the most popular girl in high school and the loner boy in this young adult novel by Stacey Kade. Oh, right. Did I mention that one of these teens just happens to be dead and the other a reluctant medium? Talk about chemistry.  […]

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The Silent Sister

Upon the passing of her father, Riley MacPherson is tasked with clearing out her parents’ home and the RV park that she’s inherited. But upon her arrival in New Bern, North Carolina, she encounters several friends of her parents who are intent on opening old wounds and stirring doubt in her mind that her family’s […]

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The Elite: A Selection Novel

America Singer has made it to the Elite group—the finalists in the pursuit of the hand of Prince Maxon. As she is ensconced into the palace and the royal lifestyle, America faces head on what life might be like to be queen, including competition and bitterness from her rivals and the ever present threat of […]

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Memory Man: The Amos Decker Series

Six foot five, grisly beard, unkempt grating hair, overweight and sometimes homeless, forty-two-year old Amos Decker is not your typical Private Investigator. The brutal slaying of his family three years ago caused him to walk away from his job as a police detective and took away his will to live any semblance of a normal […]

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The Fill-In Boyfriend

Popular student council president, Gia Montgomery has her life plan laid out perfectly—graduating with stellar grades, an envious social status, her college future secured at UCLA while rooming with her best friend, Claire. But prom night changes everything. Excited to show off her college boyfriend and put rumors of his existence to rest, Gia is […]

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Little Penguin Gets The Hiccups

This is a circuitous tale of a penguin desperately trying to rid himself of hiccups he got from eating spicy foods. Terribly bothered by them, he enlists his friends to help. He doesn’t have success until his friend the whale plays a trick on him that thwarts his hiccups for good; or at least until […]

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Berkley: A Nose Tale

Berkley’s a basset hound with a shockingly big nose. While Berkley doesn’t mind it—it allows him to inhale scents he likes such as smelly socks—his unusual snout seems to a bit of a nuisance for his owner Jeremy. That is until Berkley’s special gift helps Jeremy’s friend Becky when she needs it most. I absolutely […]

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The Bad Seed

We’ve all been bad seeds. Sometimes words hurt us. Some days we feel alone. Sometimes we feel like failures. And somehow we all make mistakes. And sometimes it just feels good to be bad. A little sunflower seed is the star of this book by Jory John and illustrated by Pet Oswald. This seed shows […]

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