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Lost in My Own Backyard by Tim Cahill
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The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
The Truth About Twinkie Pie
by Kat Yeh
read in May, 2015
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The narrator for this audiobook was perfect--slight southern accent, she sounded young. The story is not entirely new, though there were some twists with Leia that made this book about a motherless girl living with her sister feel like it was 2015. L ...more
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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Bone Gap
by Laura Ruby
read in May, 2015
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The characters and setting were so well developed. I was truly amazed at how much I felt at home in Bone Gap. But for me, the plot didn't take me anywhere. The atmosphere was worth dipping into the book for, and the relationships between the characte ...more
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The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
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Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett
Pieces and Players
by Blue Balliett
read in May, 2015
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There were some amazing Chicago scenes in this book, coupled with some amazing growth for the 5 characters at the center of this story. You've met them all before if you've read Balliett's books. I can see some kids absolutely loving the fact that th ...more
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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
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Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal
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Reads like a video game about a chef in a hilarious, magical world. Rutabaga is incorrigible and impossible, his skill is cooking and he has a pot that trails behind him on his on 3 feet. These are vignettes featuring dragons, Viking-like men and mus ...more
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Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett
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Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Rita Williams-Garcia takes the Gaither sisters and puts them in another unfamiliar setting--Alabama, with grandmas, great-grandmas, cousins, chickens and the Klan. This is not a plot heavy book--it's all about Delphine growing up, learning about her ...more
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Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Scarlett Undercover
by Jennifer Latham
read in May, 2015
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I was surprised at how noir this book was at the start, but over time it grows on you. Scarlett is an old school detective, even if she is a 21st century Muslim-American teenager. The author doesn't shy away from cultural references or letting Scarle ...more
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