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Hummingbird Heart

By Robin Stevenson Orca Dylan’s mother has always referred to Dylan’s father as a loser. According to her mom, Dylan’s father was “no one important,” “a one-night stand” when they were both teenagers. It’s alright with Dylan; all she needs is her mother, a free-spirited artist, her newly adopted sister Karma and her best friend [...]

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Skylark

By Meagan Spooner Lerner Books Ages 12-18 At 15 Lark is older than most of the children in her city who have been “harvested” of their magic to feed the machines that keep their home safe. Finally her time has come, but she discovers she is not like the others. Her magic seems renewable and [...]

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Being a DJ

By Lisa Regan Lerner Books Ages 10-15 Are you into beat juggling, phasing, and raves? Do you like music, but want to shape it to your own desires and use it to send a crowd gyrating to its beat? Then maybe you should be a DJ.

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Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans

By Sandra K. Athans Lerner Books Ages 8-16 Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of the world? Not all who attempt this feat reach the summit, and some die trying. Pete Athans, on the other hand, has succeeded seven times, earning the title “Mr. Everest.”

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The Mysterious Manuscript

By Lars Jakobsen Lerner Books Ages 8-15 This is book #1 in the “Mortensen’s Escapades” graphic novel series. What if a new invention, the time gun, allowed travel through history? Then you would need secret agents to stop the crimes that would result from those choosing to use the technology unscrupulously. Historical anomalies may change [...]

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The Santa Fe Jail

By Lars Jakobsen Lerner Books Ages 8-15 In book #2 in the “Mortensen’s Escapades” graphic novel series our hero, Mortensen, is once again using his time gun to correct historical anomalies. Nattily attired he, nevertheless, always succeeds… but it’s never an easy journey.

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The Encyclopedia of Me

By Karen Rivers Scholastic Ages 10-15 Told with wit and humour, truth and sincerity, The Encyclopedia of Me is a model middle-grade novel that has tons of spirit and will capture its readers to the end. Never have encyclopedia entries been so hilarious and true-to-life.

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Throne of Glass

By Sarah J. Maas Bloomsbury Ages 10-15 Celaena Sardothien is taken from a work camp where she was sent to die. Now she has one chance for freedom—to use the skills that got her sent away in the first place to win an assassin’s contest.

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The Art of the Illusion: Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind

By Brad Honeycutt & Terry Stickels Charlesbridge Ages all WOW! Do you like optical illusions? Are you fascinated by impossible artwork and tricky visual effects? Then this is the book for you!

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White House Kids

By Joe Rhatigan Imagine Books Ages 9-adult Wouldn’t it be totally cool to live in the White House? Well, yes and no. Joe Rhatigan has done his research and filled a book with photographs, illustrations, and stories about White House kids from the Washington to the Obama administration. Pets, pranks, and press are all covered. [...]

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