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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
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An utter delight. This enchanting tale has long been a favorite of mine. It has just been reissued to coincide with the soon to be released movie version. Set in 1930s England, this story of young love beguiles with moated castles, moonlight swims, high... (read more)

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Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
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In this tale of friendship, war, and early women's aeronautics, "Verity" has been captured by the Nazis while attempting espionage in France during World War II. This story is her confession. She swears she is telling the truth, but she also admits that... (read more)

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Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate Dicamillo
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This book is so good! The story is narrated by lonely, motherless, 10-year-old Opal. It all begins when she adopts a stray dog and names him Winn-Dixie. It's a book full of charmingly flawed characters struggling to come to terms with how in life "the... (read more)

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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)
Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)
by Christopher Paolini
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In his online newsletter Alagaesia, Christopher Paolini shares, "Writing Eldest was one of the hardest things I've ever done, as was writing Eragon, although in different ways. I pushed myself with Eldest, both in terms of the characters, the story, and... (read more)

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Artemis Fowl #05: The Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl #05: The Lost Colony
by Eoin Colfer
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The fifth book in this venerable series finds young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl up to his nefarious tricks. This time he has to fend off a demon invasion by unraveling the mystery of a time spell. Fans of the series won't be disappointed by this... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
by Michael Pollan
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Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the... (read more)

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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
by John Green
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Let It Snow is a collection of short stories by three of today's most popular authors of young adult fiction. These winter stories are interconnected — main characters from one story have cameo appearances in the others. It's a great way to read... (read more)

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Travel Team
Travel Team
by Mike Lupica
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Sportswriter Mike Lupica brings style to his first young-reader title about a small boy, a basketball court, and a father to live-up-to in this story that young men everywhere (and their dads) might understand all too well.... (read more)

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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
by Holly Black
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A dark, twisting faerie adventure in modern-day New Jersey, featuring a dysfunctional teen living an illusion, Tithe is filled with haunting characters, from a beautiful man she can't seem to get rid of (and isn't sure she wants to) to her childhood... (read more)

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I Kill the Mockingbird
I Kill the Mockingbird
by Paul Acampora
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When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about... (read more)

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Ten
Ten
by Gretchen Mcneil
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It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—three days on Henry Island at an exclusive house party. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, which involve their school's most eligible bachelor, T.... (read more)

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Steelheart
Steelheart
by Brandon Sanderson
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"Where there are villains, there will be heroes," David's father promises in the opening scene of Steelheart. But will the Reckoners overcome the evil Epics to provide a peaceful future in post-apocalyptic Chicago? If you liked the Mistborn series, you... (read more)

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City of the Beasts
City of the Beasts
by Isabel Allende
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I've been wanting to read this for some time and finally picked it up. I suggest you don't wait any longer to get your copy. Allende's City of the Beasts is an amazing page-turner seamlessly combining fact and fantasy. The book takes you into the Amazon... (read more)

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Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
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Oh, what a fine, fat book this is. Beautiful Creatures plays out over 600+ pages, and every page is worthwhile. There are some wonderful, rich, and powerful sentences that need to be reread. The main character, Ethan, has a strong voice; you’ll wish... (read more)

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The Eye of Minds (Morality Doctrine)
The Eye of Minds (Morality Doctrine)
by James Dashner
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The Eye of Minds is a modern tale about a teenage hero (and his friends) on a high-stakes, pressure-cooker quest. The gamer girl in me wants to live in Dashner's hopped-up, tricked-out virtual reality world, no matter how deadly and insane the adventure... (read more)

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Small Steps
Small Steps
by Louis Sachar
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Louis Sachar revisits characters from Holes in his latest novel, Small Steps. Wild schemes and chance encounters propel this story along to its dramatic climax. Along the way, issues of race and celebrity are adeptly explored.... (read more)

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The Monstrumologist (Monstrumologist #01)
The Monstrumologist (Monstrumologist #01)
by Rick Yancey
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This book reads like Dickens if his dad had been Stephen King. Fantastic imagery, great vocabulary, and perhaps the most realistic vision of what it might be like to be the child assistant of a Victorian doctor.... (read more)

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Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau
Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau
by Jennifer Berne
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Jacques Cousteau made a living swimming with the fishes. His movies and TV shows captivated the world and educated people about the wonders of the sea. Manfish gently describes the life of this extraordinary man through lovely paintings, interesting fold-... (read more)

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His Dark Materials Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman
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"A 'big' story in an enchanting package. It may look like kid's fantasy but this trilogy is so much more. You'll love the way Pullman uses a cast of witches, rebellious angels, shape changing daemons in a setting that moves between parallel worlds to... (read more)

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Someday
Someday
by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds
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Hand lettering and whimsical illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds bring to life this powerful ode to a mother's dreams for her child. A perfect gift book for anyone at any age.... (read more)

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