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Words in the Dust, Book Cover

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy

WORDS IN THE DUST by Trent Reedy is award-winning young adult fiction recommended for ages 12+.  4 Stars!

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Lawrence in Arabia, Book Cover

Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson

LAWRENCE IN ARABIA by Scott Anderson is non-fiction recommended for ages 18+.  4.5 Stars!

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Handbook for Dragonslayers, Book Cover

Handbook For Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

HANDBOOK FOR DRAGON SLAYERS by Merrie Haskell is middle grade fantasy recommended for ages 9+.  4 Stars!

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Book of Ages - The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

BOOK OF AGES:  THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF JANE FRANKLIN by Jill Lepore is non-fiction recommended for ages 18+.  3.5 Stars

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How to Steal a Dog, Book Cover

Book Review: How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor

HOW TO STEAL A DOG by Barbara O’Connor is middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+.  4 Stars!

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Eleanor & Park, Book Cover

Book Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell is a New York Times Best Seller and a 2014 Prinz Honor Book.  Recommended for ages 16+.  5 Stars!

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Courage Has No Color, Book Cover

Book Review: Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone

COURAGE HAS NO COLOR:  THE TRUE STORY OF THE TRIPLE NICKLES by Tanya Lee Stone is young adult non-fiction recommended for ages 12+.  4 Stars!

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Book Cover

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie was the winner of the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and was a New York Times Best Seller.  Young adult contemporary fiction recommended for ages 14+.  4.5 Stars!

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Mockingbird, Book Cover

Book Review: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

MOCKINGBIRD by Kathryn Erskine is a National Book Award Winner.  Middle-grade contemporary fiction recommended for ages 12+.  4 Stars!

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2014 Newbery Winners

On January 27, 2014 the ALA announced the 2014 John Newbery Medal and Honor Books.  Sadly, our nomination was not named.  Joyfully, we can say that we have no major complaints about the books that did receive a nod. 2014 Newbery Medal Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick) by Kate DiCamillo. Ms. DiCamillo is […]

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