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Quincy and Buck

By Camille Matthews

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

When Quincy is finally taken on a trail ride, he overcomes his fear of the desert but also proves to be good role model for the bully, Buck.

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Counting To D

By Kate Scott

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

COUNTING TO D is the smoothly written tale of Samantha, a 15-year-old math genius with dyslexia. Her famous painter father abandoned her mother when he found out that Samantha shared his dyslexia.

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Prince Iggy and the Tower of Decisions

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Rating: ★★★★☆ 

In this sequel to ‘Prince Iggy and the King of Naysayer,’ Prince Iggy is off to the Kingdom of Rose to reclaim his rightful place as heir to the throne after being rescued by his father’s loyal subjects.

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Prince Iggy And The Kingdom Of Naysayer

By Aldo Fynn

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Iggy is rejected and tormented by everyone in his life, until one day he discovers his origins and worth in this enchanting children’s tale.

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Cocoa Bear & Bennie Boy

By Ellie Meglio

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

COCOA BEAR & BENNIE BOY is a children’s book told from the perspective of a Bernese Mountain dog, Cocoa Bear, about the problems of coping with change.

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Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood

By Steve R. Richardson and Larry MacDougall

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Lavender Blue’s best friend, Rose, becomes very ill and the faerie messenger of death, Banshee, is about to visit. The heroine embarks on a mythical journey, where she encounters dark woods and scary creatures, such as Pookas, gnomes and goblins, in the race to get to Rose before Banshee does.

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The Woodstock All-Stars: Nick’s “Very First” Day Of Baseball

By Kevin Christofora

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Author Kevin Christofora’s title, one of three books currently in the Woodstock All-Stars series, introduces very young readers to the sport of baseball with colorful illustrations and fun dialog.

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True Blue You

By Nancy Myers & Diane Seay

Rating: ★★★★½ 

When Lazlo True moves in next door, Dusty Shine can’t wait to meet and befriend him. But introductions are a little awkward when Dusty sees Lazlo has the most unusual blue ears. Dusty and Lazlo become fast friends, inseparable, but not all Dusty’s friends are as welcoming and accepting. Not everyone wants to play with the blue-eared boy.

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My Own Magic

By Kim Votry

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

On a warm afternoon, on the first day of school, the new sixth-graders have gathered to hang out. Morgan and her best friend Natasha notice a woman who doesn’t look quite like she belongs. The next day this mysterious woman is introduced as their special writing teacher who will help prepare them to participate in NaNoWriMo. They will each have to write about twenty to twenty-five pages. It seems like a lot.

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The Traveler

By Suthep Srikureja

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

THE TRAVELER is a children’s book with a charming cover and a spiritual story. In this quick read, children ask their grandfather to tell them a story, and he responds with the tale of the Traveler, who had come to their location and marveled at the beauty of the place.

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The Unconventional Life Of Haee

By R.S. Vern

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

THE UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE OF HAEE is the story of a cat that leaves a comfortable home in search of adventure and finds companionship with other cats. The cats humorously impersonate feelings of wanderlust, unconventionality, and stubbornness

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The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown

By Rhoda Canter

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

THE ADVENTURES OF STARFOOT AND BROWN is a tale of two Chihuahuas, Bennett (alias Chief Inspector Detective Brown) and Lola (alias Sergeant Detective Starfoot). Bennett is the alpha dog and the brains of the pair, while Lola is a lovable food-obsessed airhead.