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Liesl & Po
The sun hasn’t shown in over 1,000 days, and it’s been three days since Liesl’s father died. Liesl has been locked up in her step-mother’s tower—to ke ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Jack the Ripper is still considered one of the most feared serial killers in history. The murders he committed in 1888 were the first to be committed ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! (Mal and Chad, #1)
Having a boy genius for a main character is a popular topic in children's and YA books and media. Mal and Chad is hilarious addition to the canon of t ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
White Crow
“What’s on the other side of death? Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil cro ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
All Men of Genius
I was lucky enough to get an advanced readers' copy of this book from one of my colleagues who met the author at Book Expo! I absolutely loved it!

May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
The Creature From the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast (Creature from the Seventh Grade, #1)
We know what happens when normal kids hit puberty. For Charlie Drinkwater, your average, not-so-popular 7th grader, things are a little bit different. ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
Starters (Starters, #1)
Summary: As a result of the Spore Wars, there are only two kinds of people in the U.S: those under 20-years-old, known as Starters, and the elderly, k ...more
May 18, 2012
May 17, 2012
Girl Parts
I was instantly attracted to the cover of this book and it's striking resemblance to the anime/manga series Chobits, so I decided to read it and use i ...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
A Monster Calls
There is one thing that scares Connor more than anything in the world, more than when his father left him and his mother to move to America, more than ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
Girl in Translation

The Statue of Liberty, bright lights, and skyscrapers--these are quintessential landmarks of New York City. This is what 11-year-old ah-Kim (aka Kimbe
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Dragon Sword and Wind Child (Tales of the Magatama, #1)
Imagine being the reincarnation of a powerful Priestess, but having no conscious idea of who you are? Yet, you’re haunted by dreams of your past life, ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Zel is the first book I’ve read by Napoli and it will not be my last. In her unique retelling, Napoli manages to both faithfully keep within most para ...more
Aug 02, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Shape Shifter (Navajo Mysteries, #18)
I read this book in candlelight with the backdrop of howling wind and torrential rain. The blackout we had yesterday created the perfect setting for r ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
In a community that prides itself on tradition and following the ways of G-d, how do you deal with enemies from within?


Hush by Eishes Chayil,
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
A Gentle Rain
I had to read this book for my readers’ advisory class and I must say I enjoyed it a lot more than I initially thought I would. I think I was biased o ...more
Mar 02, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
I want to start off by applauding Mr. Evans for finally writing a book that portrays mainstream Tourette's Syndrome accurately, unlike the movies and ...more
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Oct 20, 2011
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Amy was given two choices: remain on Earth and live out the rest of her life as a normal seventeen-year-old girl or become cryogenically frozen and ac
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Feb 10, 2011
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland, #2)
Formal review to come. Even though I couldn't go to BEA this year and meet the author, I was very fortuante that one of my colleagues brought me home ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
I'm Not Scared!
The first time I saw this book I knew it would be a hit for my storytime program (I really enjoyed it, too!) It's definitely something that children c ...more
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May 25, 2011
The Children and the Wolves
"Frog" is three years old. Frog was kidnapped by three teens named Bounce, Orange, and Wiggins. Said teens go around the neighborhood trying to raise ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Great worldbuilding, a strong, female protagonist with a unique voice, and well researched. In a time where dystopian YA literature is popping up even ...more
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Croak (Croak, #1)
Title: Croak

Author: Gina Damico

Summary: What would you do if your parents sent you away for the summer to live with your crazy uncle in the middle of
Jun 08, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
Flat Stanley (Flat Stanley, #1)
The kids in my library have been talking about this book for a while so I finally picked up a copy (it's usually always checked out). I thought it was ...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
The Monster Princess
**spoiler alert** Deep down in the underground caves where monsters live, Lala desires to leave her world of darkness to live a life of luxury above a ...more
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Feb 23, 2010
Saturn Apartments, Vol. 1
In Earth’s future, all humans have evacuated into space to preserve the dying planet. Instead of living on Earth, all humans now live around Earth in ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Nov 15, 2010
Three girls, three voices, three perspectives.

Dominique is an all-ball girl who's been benched because her grades are too low; she doesn't like anyon
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Dec 18, 2010
Ghostgirl (Ghostgirl, #1)
All Charlotte Usher wanted to be was popular. Is that too much to ask?

For Charlotte, it was too much to ask and it came with a penalty. Every year for
May 03, 2011
May 03, 2011
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
Jacob grew up with fantastical stories from his grandfather that he always wanted to believe. Jacob’s grandfather is a Holocaust survivor; after survi ...more
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Aug 18, 2011
The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo
This was a big hit at a storytime program I did. I paired this book with "Bark, George!" by Jules Feiffer, since they had similar plots. The kids love ...more
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May 25, 2011
Zombie Kid (Case File 13, #1)
This book proves that just because a book is written for children (especially a humorous, silly zombie book), it doesn't mean you have to skimp on cre ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
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