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The retelling of the discovery of flight through the eyes of...

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 10:00am


The retelling of the discovery of flight through the eyes of Katherine Wright.

This book was very well written and researched.  The parts that explain the science behind flight are a great idea, but the drawings and descriptions are not kid-friendly.  They are quite confusing.

Reviewed by Heather

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The 1st floor pets battle the 2nd floor pets of a school.  GW...

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:58am


The 1st floor pets battle the 2nd floor pets of a school.  GW longs to make something to show his human friend he cares for her.  

This was a cute quick read that is about friendship.

Reviewed by Heather

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Caden and Dylan both work for a secret organization as Love...

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:09pm


Caden and Dylan both work for a secret organization as Love Interests.  They are both assigned to the same girl and have to make her fall in love with them.  If they don’t, they die.

I loved this book!  It was the perfect blend of light and funny and seriousness.  The characters are so well written and lovable and Craine is a perfect villain, as he honestly believes what he’s doing is right.  It’s a great story with just the right elements of forbidden romance, spies and danger, while also being funny and an enjoyable read.

Reviewed by Kate

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After breaking up with his best friend because of a fight, Sam...

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:37pm


After breaking up with his best friend because of a fight, Sam decides to explore the bayous near his house.  While exploring he finds a boy living there by himself.  The boy’s coming family is far more dangerous than they appear. 

It was very entertaining and kept me interested throughout the whole thing.  The ending was unexpected.

Reviewed by Eleanor.

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Dystopian graphic novel in which a group of people are rebelling...

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:35pm


Dystopian graphic novel in which a group of people are rebelling against “accelerating” their lives and form an underground colony to decelerate.

I strongly disliked this book.  “Go” and “go guaranteed go” are never explained. The reader has no connection to a girl at the end of the book because there’s poor character development.  There are cult-like features that were bothersome. Terrible plot and character development.  Good drawings.

Reviewed by Heather

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A set of twins are caught between discovering themselves,...

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:29pm


A set of twins are caught between discovering themselves, searching for their mother and a life of pirates.  Of course, there is buried treasure involved and a ruthless villain.

Captivating story - always had me wanting to know what would happen next.  A great adventure book with fantastic images.  Wish there were a book 2 to answer some of the unanswered questions.

Reviewed by Heather

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Cody Harmon’s school has a pet show and Cody wants to enter all...

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:24pm


Cody Harmon’s school has a pet show and Cody wants to enter all his pets, but he doesn’t have $90 for all nine pets.

I thought the book was amazing.  I too have 1 dog, 3 cats and a turtle.  I love animals.

Reviewed by Kaelynne.

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After finding a mysterious note their teacher took out of a bag,...

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:11am


After finding a mysterious note their teacher took out of a bag, Emily and James are thrown into another puzzling mystery involving a centuries-old cipher.

The book was great!  I read the first one a few months ago, so I was very happy to see there is a sequel.  It involved many side problems that made the book more interesting, such as Emily’s concern for Mr. Griswold and worries about her family’s finances.  But it all came together with they mystery of the unbreakable code.

Reviewed by Abbie.

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This book is about a fox who raises three chickens he stole.  He...

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:03pm


This book is about a fox who raises three chickens he stole.  He promises two chickens to a wold.  The mother hen works on getting her chickens back.

It is a good book because young readers would enjoy reading it or having someone reading it to them.  It is very funny and fun to read.

Reviewed by Kaelynne.

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There is a girl named Veronica and her mean brother, Jude, and...

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:31pm


There is a girl named Veronica and her mean brother, Jude, and Ezra and Cora.  They try to help a girl named Maya in her fear of bugs.

I thought it was an amazing book and I want to read more.

Reviewed by Kaelynne.

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