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Thornhill by Pam Smy – Book Review

Thornhoill by Pam Smy

Thornhill by Pam Smy Roaring Brook Press, 2017 544 Pages Middle Grade (8-12 and up)     This is both a graphic novel and a book, weaving one story in graphic format and another in prose. The story unfolds through the diary of a girl named Mary Baines, written in…

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Lumberjanes – Book Review

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Five girls sharing a cabin at summer camp meet supernatural adventure in high gear! Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for [Girls] Hardcore Lady Types is host to this gang of young women who each have a strong personality and can take an active lead in dangerous situations. Which…

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Rise of the Jumbies – Book Review

Rise of the Jumbies

Rise of the Jumbies   by Tracey Baptiste   Algonquin Young Readers, 2017   256 Pages   Middle Grade (8-12 and up)       Against the authentic backdrop of life on a Caribbean island, with its diverse population and brightly colored fishing boats; its thick mahogany forests and deep,…

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Autumn Shivers 2017 – New Horror Books for Kids

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What a perfectly HORRIBLE autumn it’s going to be this year! It’s time for another look ahead at the most frightening books for kids coming out just in time for Halloween… Don’t miss these soul-churning tomes of darkness! The Empty Grave   (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud Release…

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