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All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams

All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams is an amazingly fun and interesting book with a wonderful amount of educational information and even includes an intriguing mystery that you have to use skills and knowledge … Continue reading

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Journey on a Runaway Train by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Journey on a Runaway Train by Gertrude Chandler Warner is the start of a five book series with the kids known as The Boxcar Children! The four Aldens are now living with their grandfather with the boxcar in the backyard when … Continue reading

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Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams

Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams is the second book in the “Legends of Orkney” trilogy. Sam Baron is in the grip of the evil leader witch Catriona and before that he reveals himself with a darker side for which he is … Continue reading

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Fishbone’s Song by Gary Paulsen

Fishbone’s Song by Gary Paulsen tells three stories about how the boy came to live with him in the woods, but the boy does not know which is true. The boy only knows Fishbone is old, and he’s got a way … Continue reading

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The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Steward is an adventure that focuses on 11-year-old boy named Reuben who lives in Lower Downs which, is one of the poorer areas of the city of New Umbra. Reuben’s father died when he was … Continue reading

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All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills is a story about two girls affected by the attacks of September 11th. Although they don’t know it, that day left its mark on them in ways that will bring them together 15 … Continue reading

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Vanished: True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances by Elizabeth MacLeod

Vanished: True Tales of Mysterious Disappearances by Elizabeth MacLeod is a non-fiction book for middle grade readers. The book discusses six stories about mysterious disappearances in chronological order. It starts with the 17th-century in North Carolina with the settlement of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake Volume 1: Return of the Purple Pieman by Georgia Ball

Strawberry Shortcake Volume 1: Return of the Purple Pieman by Georgia Ball is fun. It contains beautiful artwork. I grew up with Strawberry Shortcake and this is a great modern version of the story which helps children learn how to treat others … Continue reading

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Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty is the second book in the series. This picks up not too long after the first book left off. During that time, Serafina spent time with her mother wandering the woods and … Continue reading

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Francesca by Donald F Mayo

Francesca by Donald F Mayo is a complex historical fiction read. Francesca takes you to the era in which the book takes place. As the reader you feel like you are stepping back in history, which shows that Mayo did … Continue reading

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