May 28, 2016
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NOTHANDO
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A girl’s trek to a festival becomes a journey to self discovery in: NOTHANDO’S JOURNEY

By Jill Aperson Manly, illustrated by Alyssa casey

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young girl in Swaziland, as her journey to a very important festival turns into one of self-discovery in this beautifully illustrated and dynamic children’s story.

STONES
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Two children solve mysterious legends and suspicious characters: MARTIN MCMILLAN AND THE SACRED STONES

By Elaine Russell

Rating:  star star star star star 

Skateboarding duo Martin McMillan and his best friend Isabel, children of archeologists and historians who travel the world.

DUDLEY
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Empowering sage advice as to living our lives and treating others well in: D IS FOR DUDLEY & OTHER NATURE TALES

By Ron Chandler

Rating:  star star star star star 

D IS FOR DUDLEY & OTHER NATURE TALES is an entertaining children’s short story collection about animals that share their lessons on life.

OZ
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A hound at Hotel Del Coronado shares history with a little girl in: OZ, DOG OF THE DEL

By Taylor Baldwin Kiland

Rating:  star star star star star 

A dachshund who lives at the Hotel Del Coronado escorts a little girl named Izzy around the island, introducing her to famous people and events.

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Cooperation and friendship are the key to a safe return in BENJAMIN BIRDIE’S FIRST FLIGHT

By Michael Dotsikas

Rating:  star star star star star 

An impatient little bird is determined to get the early worm leaves its nest too early in this charming children’s story about cooperation.

BEARD
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It’s a pirate’s life in: CAPTAIN NO-BEARD

By Carole P Roman

Rating:  star star star star star 

In this delightful journey, Captain No Beard takes children to the world of pirates and reveals the possibilities of imagination.

AVERAGE
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Experiences in an alternate universe create a wake up call in an average student’s life in: KING OF AVERAGE

By Gary Schwartz

Rating:  star star star star star 

While on a quest to be a mediocre king in a parallel universe, an underachieving preteen discovers that there’s more to life than being average.

SCEPTRE
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Magic, mystery and a dangerous quest in THE QUEEN’S SCEPTRE

By Robbie Scott

Rating:  star star star star star 

A nine-year-old boy, his best friend Gloria, and his oddball father, the magician Ethan-il-Fabuloso, find a mysterious artifact – and then must figure out how to get it back where it belongs.

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.

BAT
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A young boy practices and learns baseball in: MAGIC BAT DAY

By Kevin Christofora, Dale Tangeman (Illustrator)

Rating:  star star star star star 

Colorful pictures, a talking baseball, and interactive questions make fun teaching tools for introducing the sport to novice players.

SCAVENGER
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Aphabetical items and good manners in: Sharky Marky and The Scavenger Hunt (An Alphabetic Adventure)

By Lance Olsen and Thomas Perry

Rating:  star star star star star 

Sharky Marky is off on a scavenger hunt in this light children’s rhyming story that demonstrates good behavior.

BigRace
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Cheers for playing fair in: SHARKY MARKY AND THE BIG RACE

By Lance Olsen and Thomas Perry

Rating:  star star star star star 

It’s a countdown to the finish line, but the winner is NOT the one who cheats in this children’s story about playing by the rules.

Nickerbacher
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The best stand-up dragon for the job – Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon

By Terry John Barto

Rating:  star star star star star 

A heartfelt dragon goes against social conventions to pursue his dream of being a professional comic.

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.

Pierats
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Stakes get higher and the quest continues in: The Island of Destiny (Pie Rats Book 3)

By Cameron Stelzer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Whisker and the Pie Rat crew are back in the third installment of this delightful middle grade series, Pie Rats. Whisker’s family is still missing, and he finds himself taking on twin quests.

Muses
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The Muses: Escaping Montague Manor

By N.L. McEvoy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ten-year-old Sarah and her twelve-year-old brother Nickolas leave their happy home in Silver Springs, Colorado to live with their mysterious Great Aunt Vivian in an enchanted mansion in Sydney, Australia.

BabyLook
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Engaging color and images stimulate conversation in: Hey, Baby Look

By Kate Shannon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Sparking chatter and vocabulary, HEY, BABY, LOOK is a beautifully designed board book that offers a simple, thoughtful narrative to provide visual stimulation and talking points for babies and toddlers.

Wildride
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A Wild Ride: The Adventures of Misty & Moxie Wyoming

By Niki Danforth

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ten-year-old Moxie Wyoming has high hopes for the tenth birthday. But instead of receiving a horse that she can ride at the barrel races or the rodeo, Moxie receives an old horse that has been retired.

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The Lost Castle Treasure

By Don. M. Winn

Rating:  star star star star star 

Between the stone walls of Knox Castle lies many secrets—some even deadly. For Kaye, the boy knight, and his young friends, Reggie and Beau, the castle, along with the young Queen Vianne provides a new home and a promising future.

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Yummy Stories

By Lil L. Alexander

Rating:  star star star star star 

YUMMY STORIES transports children to a magical land where animals and people thrive on healthy fruits, vegetables and social mores.

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Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball

By Kevin Christofora

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nick is signed up for baseball and ready for his first day of baseball practice.

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Riding The Cursed Shoots

By Wendy D. Walter

Rating:  star star star star star 

Being a tween girl is confusing enough without being saddled with an ancient Ashera and medallion, the Ledrith Glain, that attract demons and practitioners of magic.

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Molly And Babou

By James Mahoney and Marie-Paule Mahoney

Rating:  star star star star star 

A runt puppy with disabilities and a black bear losing his forest home develop a long-lasting friendship.

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The Adventures of Horace, George and Ingle

By H.W. Cumming

Rating:  star star star star star 

Horace, George and Ingle are three brothers poised on the edge of adulthood. They are also princes. When a storm causes some unusual damage, the brothers – along with another young prince named Roland – must investigate this potential threat to the kingdom.