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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
by J. K. Rowling
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I couldn't imagine a better ending for this extraordinary series. J. K. Rowling, thank you for staying true to your vision.... (read more)

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Blueberries for Sal (Picture Puffins)
Blueberries for Sal (Picture Puffins)
by Robert Mccloskey
Staff Pick
This classic is a must for anybody who has a child (or doesn't). Little Bear and Sal have an unexpected adventure when they go out blueberry picking with their mothers.... (read more)

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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #03)
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #03)
by Rick Riordan
Staff Pick
The Titan's Curse is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and Riordan is still going strong. The goddess Artemis is missing, and Percy and his friends have little time to rescue her. This time, Annabeth gets a little extra help... (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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Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)
Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)
by Christopher Paolini
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Brilliant! This, the third book in the Inheritance Cycle, was well worth the wait. There are dragons, thrills, and action aplenty — enough to satisfy any reader.... (read more)

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Half Magic (Edward Eager's Tales of Magic)
Half Magic (Edward Eager's Tales of Magic)
by Edward Eager
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I love this story. Four children (one brother and three sisters) find a magic coin. They don't initially understand the coin's special properties or how to use it without causing unwanted mayhem — since only half of a wish comes true when wished in the... (read more)

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Startide Rising (Bantam Spectra Book)
Startide Rising (Bantam Spectra Book)
by David Brin
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Put a dolphin on the cover of a sci-fi book and I'm all but hooked! Here, the Earth ship Streaker — carrying a crew made up mostly of dolphins — has had to crash land on an aquatic planet to make repairs. Can the crew fix the ship, stave off... (read more)

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)
by Dav Pilkey
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As parents already know, Beginning Reader books are often very repetitive and boring, and many such books drive adults crazy as their children start learning to read out loud (because, let's face it people... they're our kids and we are not going to... (read more)

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Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)
by Crockett Johnson
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A wonderful first book for your baby, this wordless picture book is about a little boy with a purple crayon, and as he draws across the page the illustrations come to life. When I "read" this book to my babies, I saw their eyes following the purple line.... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
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I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson
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A wonderful first book for your baby, this wordless picture book is about a little boy with a purple crayon, and as he draws across the page the illustrations come to life. When I "read" this book to my babies, I saw their eyes following the purple line.... (read more)

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Inkheart
Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke
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Meggie loves books more than just about anything. Her father, Mo, is a book binder and introduced her to reading at an early age; now she has a shoe box filled with her special books (so that she can grab them at a moment's notice). Meggie soon comes to... (read more)

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Dresden Files #12: Changes
Dresden Files #12: Changes
by Jim Butcher
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Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked and left struggling with the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Now, she needs Harry's help. Harry's enemies have found the secret she has hidden for so long, and he will have... (read more)

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My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
by Gerald Durrell
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This autobiographical work takes place on the island of Corfu when Durrell was a boy. He was pretty much a wild English boy who ended up with a lot of time on his hands, a lot of rugged land to explore, and as a result, a lot of critter friends the likes... (read more)

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The Eyre Affair  (Thursday Next #01)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #01)
by Jasper Fforde
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The Eyre Affair took me a little time to really get into, but once Thursday Next — a literary detective from the future — enters Charlotte Bronte's novel and tries to save Jane and the story, the book is thoroughly fun, with all the digs at the... (read more)

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Blind Descent:: An Anna Pigeon Mystery (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
Blind Descent:: An Anna Pigeon Mystery (Anna Pigeon Mysteries)
by Nevada Barr
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In Blind Descent, Nevada Barr takes you to a place which, unless you go spelunking, you've probably never been before: Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Her main character, Anna Pigeon, is claustrophobic but determined to do her job and... (read more)

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Sleight of Hand
Sleight of Hand
by Peter S. Beagle
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Magic is back. Peter S. Beagle returns with an inspired collection of new fantasy that showcases his incomparable mastery and range. In these tales—with settings as different as an impossible reconstruction of the Berlin Wall and the kitchen of Mrs.... (read more)

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Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin
Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin
by Candlewick Press
Staff Pick
I just love this series. Wizardology makes a beautiful addition to my library, sitting next to the Dragonology books. There is much fun between the pages with pictures and text and games: Did you know Merlin is also known by the name Taliesin? This is a... (read more)

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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
by Ernest Drake
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I originally picked up this beautiful book, published by Candlewick Press, just to look at it, thinking I might buy one at a later time. But I soon realized that I needed to have a copy in my possession immediately! Laden with attractive illustrations... (read more)

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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #02)
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #02)
by Rick Riordan
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It is really cool when the second book in a series is even better than the first one... In The Sea of Monsters, Percy has to rescue his best friend, Grover, and he has to cross the Sea of Monsters (the Bermuda Triangle) to find the golden fleece. Sound... (read more)

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