Kids

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The New Year Dragon Dilemma (A to Z Mysteries)
by Ron Roy

“Oink, Josh & Ruth Rose are in San Francisco. Holden the tour guide takes them to a Chinese parade. Holden’s girlfriend might be Miss Chinatown. Once Miss Chinatown starts throwing candy, she goes missing. It is up to Josh, Oink and Ruth Rose to find out who did it. Holden and Lily, the girlfriend are blamed.”

(4 stars – A.M.)

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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

“Because of Winn-Dixie is a story about a dog named Winn-Dixie found by a girl named Opal. They had funny adventures in the town and Winn-Dixie ran away because he has a pathological fear of thunder storms, but he came back.”

(5 stars – B.H.)

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The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies
by Stan & Jan Berenstain

“Sister and brother bear have the gimmies! How do they get their way out of it? The grandma and granpa make a plan.”

(4 stars – G. L.)

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The Boxcar Children & the Mystery of the Lost Village
by Gertrude Chandler Warner

“The Alens are digging up evidence that there is a lost village. They want to find as much evidence as they can so the forest wont get cut down. But soembody is stealing there evidence. They find who it is and show the evidence to a judge. The judge decides not to cut the forest down. They solved the mystery.”

(J.Z.)

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Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
by Jenny Nimmo

“Charlie Bone finds out theres a boy in the attic of Bloors Academy, his school. But this boy is invisible. All that can be seen of him is a toe. Charlie Bone wants to sneak the invisible boy, Ollie, past all the teachers. He will bring Ollie to a café and try to make him visible again. Charlie found out that he became invisible do to a snake. So Charlie gets his friend Billy. Billy can talk to animals. So Carlie asked if Bill cold talk to the snake and make Ollie visible again. The snake agreed and Charlie took the snake to the café. It made Ollie visible again!”

(5 stars – A.S.)

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Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess
by Rachel Renée Russell

“Nikki Maxwell is going through December in the 4th book in this series. She enters the Holiday on Ice show so she can get an A in gym. But when she and her friends, Zoey and Chloe, look for a charity to skate for, Fuzzy Friends seemed perfect. Especially when Nikki founds out her brush Brandon, has grandparents who own it. Do to an injury his grandpa got when he fell off a ladder, he couldn’t help out the shelter, forcing Brandon and his grandparents to move. Now Nikki has to win the $3,000 prize so she can stay with her crush.”

(5 stars – E.B.)

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Ivy & Bean
by Annie Barrows

“Ivy and Bean’s mothers think they should be friends. They don’t want to be friends. Beans’s sister is bossy, but when she plays a trick she needs to hide to not get in trouble. Ivy comes to the rescue.”

(4 stars – A.M.)

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Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Anyone But Me
by Nancy Krulik

“In this story, Katie loses a football game for her friends, gets mud on her favorite pants and burps in front of her whole class. That night, she wishes that she was somebody else. The next morning, she gets to school and turns into her class pet – a hamster.”

(4 stars – K.L.)

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Middle School – Get Me Out of Here
by James Patterson

“Rafe Khatchadarian is moving from H.V.M.S. to Cathedral Middle School in the next book in the series. Rafe’s mom is out of work, so they had to move into their grandma’s house in the city. Rafe is still trying to survive middle school in Cathedral Middle School, but he’s trying hard so he can come back next year. That’s when his next plan comes into order. Operation: Get a Life. But, while Operation: R.A.F.E., which was to break every rule, this next operation is to help get him out of trouble.”

(5 stars – E.B.)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Ersatz Elevator
by Lemony Snicket

“Esme there new guardian is actually one of Olaf’s assitints. But the children don’t realize it until it’s too late. After she pushes Violet, Klaus and Sunny down the elevator shaft they find there way out, that plan worked, but will the next one?”

(J.Z.)

Teens

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
by Holly Black

“This is one of my favorite books. While also written by Holly Black I fell in love with is book within the first 40 pages. Tana is a upfront personality that holds it together through the worst. Gavinel is a vampire with a sad past and is just a bit insane. How the play with vampires together is worth the read and there might be just a little bit of love.”

(Liked it!)

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The Storyteller
by Antonia Michaelis

“The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis is about a girl named Anna and the friendship she forms with Abel, the school drug dealer, and his sister, Micha. When Abel tells storys to Micha, things that happened in the storys happen in reality. Until Abel is suspected of murder. I loved this book. It had so many twists and you wont be able to put it down.”

(Liked it. – T.R.)

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Pi in the Sky
by Wendy Mass

“This is an awesome book! The facts about the universe are incredible. The world that they live in sounds amazing! The characters in this book have so much personality and are really unique.”

(Love it! – C.C.)

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Side Kicked
by John David Anderson

“Andrew is no ordinary boy. He is a super-heros sidekick. His life is complicated because his parents don’t know he is super human. His friends are too. He is on an adventure to save the super-heros because they are dissappering.”

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Divergent
by Veronica Roth

“Divergent is a thrilled story with lots of action and adventure. The story tells the tale of a girl who decides to leave her family for a different home, and you see the advantages and consequences of that descision. This is a great book for middle-schoolers.”

(Liked it. – E.B.)

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The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan

“This book has everything that Percy Jackson + the Olympians have been working for in the past few years. It’s full of action and adventure and a great final book in this amazing series.”

(Liked it. – E.B.)