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The Passion of Dolssa
Berry, Julie
ISBN: 9780451469922
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Critically acclaimed YA author Julie Berry paints thirteenth century French and Spanish countryside with brilliant description in this gritty medieval…...

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Hell Raisers: The Devil’s Engine #1
Smith, Alexander Gordon
ISBN: 9780374301699
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

Author of the award-winning “Lockdown” series, Alexander Gordon Smith, offers a fast-paced horror story with a new twist on demonology. Troubled teen protagonist…...

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The Secret Language of Sisiters
Rice, Luanne
ISBN: 9780545839556
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times best-selling adult fiction author Luanne Rice pens her debut YA contemporary novel, bringing mature readers today’s issue…...

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How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh?
Limentani, Alison
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Grades: K-6

Did you know that 10 ants weight the same as 1 ladybug (?) This comparative book invites young mathematicians to…...

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Grade K – 3 Book Reviews

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Spot, the Cat
Cole, Henry
ISBN: 9781481442251
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

This wordless book  titled Spot, the Cat, (a play on words) invites readers to ‘spot’ or find Spot, the Cat…...

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Great Pet Escape, The
Jamieson, Victoria
ISBN: 9781627791052
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Pets on the Loose! When GW (George Washington), a grade two class’s hamster escapes from his cage and goes on…...

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Brambleheart
Cole, Henry
ISBN: 9780062245465
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

 A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship The first in a duology, Twig, a chipmunk whose…...

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beetle
A Beetle is Shy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
ISBN: 9781452127125
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

The author/illustrator duo who have published other books together have created a book solely about beetles.  Keeping in the style found…...

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Grade 4 – 6 Book Reviews

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Great Pet Escape, The
Jamieson, Victoria
ISBN: 9781627791052
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Pets on the Loose! When GW (George Washington), a grade two class’s hamster escapes from his cage and goes on…...

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Brambleheart
Cole, Henry
ISBN: 9780062245465
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

 A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship The first in a duology, Twig, a chipmunk whose…...

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A Beetle is Shy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
ISBN: 9781452127125
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

The author/illustrator duo who have published other books together have created a book solely about beetles.  Keeping in the style found…...

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How to Play the Recorder: A step-by-step guide
de Silva, Lisete
ISBN: 9781465435484
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Recorders have been played for hundreds of years – and now it’s your turn. This music resource  for children and music…...

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Grade 7 – 9 Book Reviews

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Soar
Bauer, Joan
ISBN: 9780451470348
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

In a blend of realistic fiction driven by a strong baseball theme, Newbery Honor-winning author Joan Bauer tells the upbeat story of…...

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Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth
Thompson, Holly
ISBN: 9781627791342
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

As a long-time resident of Japan, author Holly Thompson offers a great insider perspective to Japan, its culture and schooling…...

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Dragons vs. Drones
King, Wesley
ISBN: 9781595147974
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Author Wesley King amalgamates fantasy and technology/science fiction in an adventure thriller about a young computer genius, Marcus, who is…...

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Mayday
Harrington, Karen
ISBN: 9780316298018
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Author Karen Harrington uses her signature humor and heartfelt prose to delve deeply into interpersonal relationships with her amazing male…...

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Grade 10 – 12 Book Reviews

Haters
Haters, The
Andrews, Jesse
ISBN: 9781419720789
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Wes and Corey are haters, even the things that they love they will find a way to hate.  At jazz…...

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Kill the Boy Band
Kill The Boy Band
Moldavsky's, Goldy
ISBN: 9780545867474
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Obsessed with the boy band The Ruperts four fangirls decided to rent a room in the hotel that the boys…...

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World War Two: Against the Rising Sun
Quinn, Jason
ISBN: 9789381182055
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Relive World War Two, as it happened in the  East, through the eyes of the servicemen and civilians on both…...

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Rebel of the Sands
Hamilton, Alwyn
ISBN: 0780451477538
Grades: Grade 12, Grade 7, Grades 7 to 12, Grades 7-12

This action-packed first novel in a series by Alwyn Hamilton is sure to please those who love fantasy and action…....

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