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Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes Cover Image
By Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763651206
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 27th, 2012

A fantastic thriller!  Ruby Redford is a curious, exceptionally smart & bored with her humdrum life.  Then she is asked to help solve a mystery with a spy group known as Spectrum to find out all she can about a bank robbery coming up.  But with all these secrets, can Ruby keep her mouth shut? Rating: Great for mystery lovers 12 & up. 


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Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes Cover Image
By Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763651206
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 27th, 2012

A fantastic thriller!  Ruby Redford is a curious, exceptionally smart & bored with her humdrum life.  Then she is asked to help solve a mystery with a spy group known as Spectrum to find out all she can about a bank robbery coming up.  But with all these secrets, can Ruby keep her mouth shut? Rating: Great for mystery lovers 12 & up. 


Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307977939
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2013

When Rump's mother dies, she doesn't finish the rest of Rump's name.  In the Mountain, a name is everything, so Rump heads out looking for his rightful name.  On the way, he meets some trolls, a future queen, and a spinning wheel that turns straw into gold.


Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402798702
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 4th, 2012

Stuart Horten recently discovered his Great Uncle Tom's illusions hidden beneath the public stage and he believes the adventures are over. But, when he & the triplets are sent through the illusions to magical places, they have to use their brains to escape these crazy dimensions. I felt this book was very sweet and it really brought imagination to life. A 4 out of 5 rating from me.


Joshua Dread Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780307929983
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Published: Yearling - October 8th, 2013

Joshua grows up as the son of the Dreaded Duo, the fiercest pair of super villains in the world.  Everything is normal, well, as normal as it can get until Joshua discovers he has powers too & everything seems to change.  I felt this book was a sweet tale of the "real life" of a child with parent celebrities.  I rated this 3 out of 5.


How to Catch a Bogle Cover Image
By Catherine Jinks, Sarah Watts (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544087088
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

A thrilling middle-school level book, "How to catch a Bogle" tells the tale of Birdie, an apprentice to a Bogler (Killer of Bogles). This story is a spooky beginning to a trilogy perfect for mystery-loving boys & girls; completely original with a steampunk twist! 


When You Wish Upon a Rat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419701610
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2012

The Spindlers Cover Image
By Lauren Oliver, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$18.69
ISBN: 9780061978081
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2012

Liza's younger brother, Patrick, has had his soul stolen by the Spindlers.  Its up to Liza to save him.  With her broom in hand, she enters the underworld of Below. With the help of a very civilized rat named Mirabella, she makes her way to the Spindlers nests.  But is Mirabella really her friend?  And, will she reach the Nests before the Soul Feast?


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The Cloak Society Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062095473
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2012

This book is great... with a boy fictiously trying to decide if he should leave the Cloak Society and join the Rangers of Justice.  This story shows how hard it is for teens to choose the right path.  Alex has to choose for himself what is good and bad, and he does.


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By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316123082
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

An unusual tale with twists and turns leading to an unanswered ending.  I found this book original and intriguing; a perfect mix.  Lemony Snicket writes a great mystery with a play on words, unanswered questions and the fate of an unknown. This book is great for boys and girls ages 9 to 13.


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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson Series #1) Cover Image
By Tommy Greenwald, J. P. Coovert (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250003379
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Published: Square Fish - May 8th, 2012

Charlie has hated reading for as long as he can remember, ever since the birthday incident.  So when Timmy McGibney raises the price for him to read a book, Charlie has to do something. Charlie Joe Jackson's non-reading slate must stay clear, so Charlie hatches a plot to his advantage.


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Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book One) Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Greg Call (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786849079
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 2006

Peter has been an orphan for as long as he can remember, living at St. Norberts, but then he and five friends are sent out on a ship called the Neverland. Peter discovers a secret that could change their lives forever, beginning with a trunkful of stardust.  After a storm, the five boys end up on an island with a girl named Molly.  They have to work together to return the stardust before its too late.


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NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780810989856
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 2010

Jackson Jones is the most popular kid at school until he gets his braces.  When spying on some kids, Jackson discovers a secret lab for "kid spies".  After being captured by the spies (or NERDS, the director invites Jackson to join the National Espionage Reserve and Defense Society.


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Scones and Sensibility Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781606841587
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Egmontusa - December 28th, 2010

Polly Madassa is a hopelessly romantic 12-year-old who dreams of living like Anne of Green Gables; living happily ever after.  As her father puts it, "she is a 19th century girl trapped in the 21st century."  Can Polly find true love, her prince and still have time for baking?


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Mercy Watson to the Rescue Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763645045
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Published: Candlewick - December 22nd, 2009

Introducing Mercy Watson, a lovable, toast-loving pig who lives with a kind couple, the Watsons.  Although mysterious, Mercy brings out the best in everyone (except Eugenia, then reverse what I said!)


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The Red Umbrella Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375854897
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Published: Yearling - December 13th, 2011

Lucia, a 14 year old, lives a happy and content life until communists take over and put her father is put in jail.  Her family sends she and her brother to America for a better life. 


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Also Known As Harper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312659349
Availability: Backordered
Published: Square Fish - August 2nd, 2011

When Harper & family are evicted from their house, Harper finds herself living in the Knotty Pine Motel.  She meets friends and learns that you can have an audience anywhere.   4 star rating for this book.  


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Liar & Spy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385737432
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 7th, 2012

A thrilling novel from the author of "When You Reach Me". Georges is horrified to find out that his father has lost his job and they are being forced to move.  In his apartment building, Georges meets Safer, a boy who runs his own self-elected spy agency.  With Georges on his side, Safer decides to go on his most daring mission yet against Mr. X.


The Bad Apple (Merits of Mischief #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442440296
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Published: Aladdin - April 24th, 2012

Kilter Academy is every troublemaker's dream; a school that teaches the art of causing trouble!  Seamus is a very humble character, easy to get along with.  He and his friends go through ups and downs at the academy.  They're always causing trouble which in their case is a very good thing!


The Overlord Protocol (H.I.V.E. #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416935742
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 10th, 2009

Brimming with wild twists and anticipation, Mark Walden does it again in his second book, The Overlord Protocol. When Wing's father dies, it's no "big news" for anyone.  "Accidents" happen all the time. After being attacked by Ninja robots in a supposed Safe House, Otto and Raven know something is wrong.  But is the problem really what they think it is? Rating: 4 stars


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Liberty’s Christmas Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780896727663
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Published: Texas Tech University Press - August 20th, 2012

A wonderful piece of historical fiction on the Great Depression.  Sixteen year old Liberty is desperately trying to save her dead father's Christmas tree farm and hatches a plan to win some money to do so. Her spirit and tenacity drive this story.  This is a heart warming tale for the holiday season.