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The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan
The Detective's Assistant
by Kate Hannigan (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2016
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This is a fun historical fiction mystery/adventure for middle grade kids. A great nonfiction companion would be Lincoln's Spymaster (Allan Pinkerton bio).
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Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert  Beatty
Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1)
by Robert Beatty (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2016
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This is a very original, well-written genre blender that reads a little like a horror/mystery, but has strong fantasy and historical fiction elements as well. People who liked The Night Gardener should eat this one up - in fact, I enjoyed this one si ...more
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The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
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This is a fun series starter for dragon-loving kids, or kids who like animal fantasy stories with quests and prophecies (Warriors, or Guardians of Ga'Hoole). Recommended for fans of the aforementioned series, or maybe even the Familiars series.
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Werewolf versus Dragon by David Sinden
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I read about halfway through this one and then gave up on it.
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Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson
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Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal
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We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller
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Really good, really sweet. This would be a great companion to Amy Krouse Rosenthal's picture books, especially Spoon.
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The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat
The Cookie Fiasco (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!, #1)
by Dan Santat (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2016
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Totally delightful. Great math lesson in there too for readers who pay close attention. Similar to McElligott's fantastic picture book Bean Thirteen.
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Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert  Beatty
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”
L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

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“Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said.

"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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“A person's a person, no matter how small.”
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

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“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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