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A Spark of White Fire: the Celestial Trilogy #1
Mandanna, Sangu
ISBN: 9781510733787
Grades: Grades 7-12

Author Sangu Mandanna seamlessly melds together science fiction, fantasy, and a retelling of the Mahabharata from Indian mythology and folklore…...

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Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens
Nijkamp, Marieke et al
ISBN: 9780374306502
Grades: Grades 7-12

Author and founding member of the We Need Diverse Books movement, Marieke Nijkamp, has compiled an anthology of thirteen short…...

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The Ruinous Sweep
Wynne-Jones, Tim
ISBN: 9780763697457
Grades: Grades 9 to12

Twice-winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Canadian author Tim Wynne-Jones returns with a thrilling mystery intermixed with a unique…...

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A Heart in a Body in the World
Caletti, Deb
ISBN: 9781481415200
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Distinguished author Deb Caletti adds another award to her portfolio with the Michael L. Printz Honors Award for 2018 for this insightful…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Where the Woods End
Salter, Charlotte
ISBN: 978-0-7352-2923-5
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

The woods are out to get you. If you’re not killed by the wolves baying at the village limits, then…...

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This Way, Watson
This Way, Watson!: A Map and Directions Primer
Pearson, Claudia
ISBN: 9781423647652
Grades: Grade 1, Kindergarten

Watson is a dog and together with his pigeon friend Scout they have a wonderful time using a map to…...

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Tea Dragon Society
The Tea Dragon Society
O'Neill, Katie
ISBN: 978-1620104415
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

A young goblin finds a lost and hurt dragon – a dragon who happens to grow the finest of tea…...

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The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure (Look and Wonder)
Barnham, Kay
ISBN: 9781438050447
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

A science book for the younger audience from a new series: Look and Wonder.  As the title suggests, this informational…

Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

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The Colors of the Rain
Toalson, R.L.
ISBN: 9781499807172
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut poet and author R.L. Toalson captures a piece of Civil Rights history with strong emotional undertones in a lyrical…...

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Wild Blues
Kephart, Beth
ISBN: 9781481491532
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

National Book Award finalist, Beth Kephart, has written another descriptive novel with compelling characters, and has used the beautiful Adirondacks as…...

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The Three Rules of Everyday Magic
Hill, Amanda Rawson
ISBN: 9781629799407
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut author Amanda Rawson Hill has penned an intensely moving realistic story focusing on relationships and challenges faced by adolescents…....

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Game Changer
Greenwald, Tommy
ISBN: 9781419731433
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9 to12

Prolific author Tommy Greenwald departs from humorous topics, like his Charlie Joe Jackson series, to investigate the highly relevant topics…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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The Colors of the Rain
Toalson, R.L.
ISBN: 9781499807172
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut poet and author R.L. Toalson captures a piece of Civil Rights history with strong emotional undertones in a lyrical…...

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Wild Blues
Kephart, Beth
ISBN: 9781481491532
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

National Book Award finalist, Beth Kephart, has written another descriptive novel with compelling characters, and has used the beautiful Adirondacks as…...

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The Three Rules of Everyday Magic
Hill, Amanda Rawson
ISBN: 9781629799407
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut author Amanda Rawson Hill has penned an intensely moving realistic story focusing on relationships and challenges faced by adolescents…....

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Game Changer
Greenwald, Tommy
ISBN: 9781419731433
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9 to12

Prolific author Tommy Greenwald departs from humorous topics, like his Charlie Joe Jackson series, to investigate the highly relevant topics…...

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Grade 10 – 12 Book Reviews

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One of Us is Lying
McManus, Karen M.
ISBN: 9781524714680
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. On a Monday afternoon,…...

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Two Truths
Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

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Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

What’s real and what’s not? Our society today is full of ‘fake news’, bogus websites and social media feeds that…...

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The Vimy Oaks
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace
Grandfield, Linda
ISBN: 9781443148504
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

“A soldier, a handful of acorns – and a hundred-year legacy of hope, remembrance and renewal.” This narrative nonfiction story…...

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The School of Music
Bowen, Meurig & Rachel
ISBN: 9781847808615
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

While this book is designed to be an instruction book about music, “The School of Music” can easily be read and…