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The Glass Sentence

S. E. Grove

She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.   Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed... (read more)

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The Queen of the Tearling

Erika Johansen

“The Queen of the Tearling is destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansens writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I cant wait for the next book.” Amy McCulloch, author of The Oathbreaker's Shadow... (read more)

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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)

Peter Brown

A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he... (read more)

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