Jul 28, 2016
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TROPHY
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Whisker and the Pie Rats compete against other animal pirate crews for a coveted prize in: THE TROPHY OF CHAMPIONS

By Cameron Stelzer

Rating:  star star star star star 

The Pie Rat crew of the Apple Pie, Whisker, Ruby Rat, Fish Eye Fred, Pencil Leg Pete, Hook Hand Horace, and Captain Black Rat compete in a grueling tournament for the 25th Pirate Cup in this fun adventure for middle grade readers.

Pregnancy
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Resourceful and practical guidelines for resolving a pregnancy in: EXPLORING YOUR UNPLANNED PREGNANCY—SINGLE MOTHERHOOD, ADOPTION AND ABORTION QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES

By Tyne Traverson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Options for many various means of resolving a pregnancy are examined in this small, readable self-help book.

FEEL4
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Moving past inertia towards positive action and joy in: THE MORE YOU DO THE BETTER YOU FEEL – HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION AND LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE

By David Parker

Rating:  star star star star star 

A well-organized method for overcoming procrastination and the depression that often accompanies is presented in this useful guide.

HERITAGEFRANCE
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Interactive travel and history in: THE WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF FRANCE

By Jèrộme Sabatier

Rating:  star star star star star 

A comprehensive collection of the most beautiful and historic cities, castles and monuments in France as classified by the World Heritage Sites by the United Nations.

SIGHTSEEING
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Stories about the paranormal in: SIGHTSEEING IN THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY TALES RETOLD BY A PSYCHIC BYSTANDER

By Louisa Oakley Green

Rating:  star star star star star 

Here are 100 plus tales of the paranormal told by apparently “normal” people, gathered by a reporter and wife of a clairvoyant.

HAYLEY
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A young girl faces ridicule and bullying about her birthmark in: HAYLEY’S COURAGE

By Linda M. Steiner

Rating:  star star star star star 

A true story of one little girl’s courage amid adversity.

KARMA
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Everyone can learn to effectively practice speed networking with information in NETWORKING KARMA

By Gail Tolstoi-Miller

Rating:  star star star star star 

With the help of nearly a dozen contributing experts in networking, career counselor and self-described introvert Tolstoi-Miller provides an easy-to-read and clearly expressed insider’s guide to quick and comfortable communication with potential business prospects through speed networking events.

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2016 IndieReader Discovery Award Winners  |  

Meet Your 2016 IRDA Winners and Download Their Books Free–Today Only!

Downloads of the winner’s books are available today through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, along with author interviews, book samples, trailers and more at indiereader.com/irda2016.

MARA
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Teddy Bears rescue a boy from nightmare creatures in: MAX AND THE MARA

By Jesse Arnold

Rating:  star star star star star 

In this action-packed, endearing young adult fiction, a group of brave, living teddy bears band together on a quest to rescue a boy kidnapped into the nightmare realm.

HEAVENEARTH
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Nobility and politics of turbulent Tudor times in: HEAVEN, EARTH OR HELL

By Maeve Nolan

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young nobleman struggles to balance honor with survival in the turbulent politics of the court of Henry VIII.

MONSTERREALM
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Fantasy turns into horrific reality in another world beneath the sea in: THE MONSTER REALM

By Nara Duffie

Rating:  star star star star star 

A girl’s search for her missing sister evolves into the unexpected when she discovers an impending war between monsters and humans and that she is the only one who can save the destruction of the two worlds.

KAI
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Horror and violence erupt when the lives of two girls collide in: KAI

By Derek Vasconi

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a fit of violent depression, a young girl vows vengeance on the world despite locking herself in her room.

KINGDOMSUNMOON
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Human and animal kingdoms interact in: THE KINGDOM OF THE SUN AND THE MOON

By Lowell H. Press

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nesbit, an outspoken mouse, is banished to the Forest of Lost Life because he says that the König, king of Kingdom of the Double-headed Eagle, is stupid for demanding more Essen (food) from the famished colonies.

SOLUTIONS
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How seemingly ordinary people can spot “treasure in trash” and solve important problems for the world and for themselves in: HIDDEN SOLUTIONS ALL AROUND YOU

By Daniel R. Castro

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author, attorney, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker, Daniel Castro explains why some people can look at perfectly ordinary situations and see opportunities that others miss.

HECTOR
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A child gets to the heart of heroism in: HECTOR’S HEROIC DAY

By Patrick Jones

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young boy badly wants to be a hero – but what kind?

WEIGHT
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Weighing in on the right way to lift weights in: WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY

By Fred Stellabote and Rachel Straub

Rating:  star star star star star 

WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY is a user’s guide to help prevent injury for beginners as well as advanced individuals looking to maximize their weight training regimes.

DEWEY
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A Feline Finds A Way to Catch A Criminal in: INSPECTOR DEWEY

By Kristen Heimerl, illustrated by Irene Bofill

Rating:  star star star star star 

“Inspector” Dewey is a clever cat. In this sweet children’s story, he reveals how he solved the crime that gained him the title “Hero of Hampshire.”

SHIRELLE
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A dog’s dogma in: THE TEACHINGS OF SHIRELLE – LIFE LESSONS FROM A DIVINE KNUCKLEHEAD

By Douglas Green

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE TEACHINGS OF SHIRELLE has a message that most dog owners would agree with: you can train your dog, but your dog will also be training you.

Outrageous5
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Meager beginnings turn into great wealth for sisters in: OUTRAGEOUS

By Neal Katz

Rating:  star star star star star 

The lives of two clairvoyant sisters make a drastic shift into the world of wealth when they befriend one of the richest men in the nation.

Wife
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WIFE FOR LIFE offers advice, anecdotes and wisdom for a life long relationship.

By Ramona Zabriskie

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detailed and personal-anecdote-filled guide for women who wish to learn how to love a man for life.
How do people stay married for thirty, forty, or even fifty years?

Rowdy
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Rowdy

By Christopher Madsen

Rating:  star star star star star 

At first glance, ROWDY seems to be a book about the rebuilding of a NY40 Class racing yacht. However, it is actually three books: the recounting of how the boat was discovered and restored, the World War I diary of Rowdy’s first owner and finally, a description of upper class New York society between the wars.

Abracadabra
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Mummy’s the word in: Abracadabra Tut

By Page McBrier

Rating:  star star star star star 

Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.

Nose
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Nose, Legs, Body!: Know Wine Like the Back of Your Hand

By Len Napolitano

Rating:  star star star star star 

NOSE, LEGS, BODY! is an accessible guide that provides more than the basics about wine for beginner wine enthusiasts. Author Len Napolitano serves up an easy-to-read guide that is both entertaining and enlightening.

LittleAmerican
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Lessons learned when a boy emigrates Israel to America in: Little American Man

By Lior Lampert

Rating:  star star star star star 

At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.