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The Blackthorn Key Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481446525
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Published: Aladdin - May 3rd, 2016

Exciting, fast-paced story of Christopher, the apprentice to an apothecary who is involved in several mysterious deaths. One of the best kids' novels I've read this year. I felt like I was in their world for days afterwards! - Nikki


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Gertie's Leap to Greatness Cover Image
By Kate Beasley, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$18.69
ISBN: 9780374302610
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 4th, 2016

The best kids' book I read in the last year! Funny and heart-tugging. Spunky and inventive Gertie is determined to win her mother's admiration to keep her from moving away, but her plans keep going awary in funny ways. "The bullfrog was only half-dead, which was perfect." - Nikki


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780451469922
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

While Dolssa runs from those who would burn her at the stake as a heretic, fellow travelers must decide whether to hide her or turn her in. The author makes you believe you're in pre-Inquisition Provence and the story adn characters stay with you for days afterwards. Powerful story of taking a stand for your beliefs and the makings of friendship. - Nikki


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$14.95
ISBN: 9780544292666
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2014

You'll get sucked into this mystery with a wry sense of humor just as curmudgeon Sheldon Horowitz does. As he reluctantly moves in with his granddaughter in Oslo, Norway, he becomes involved in protecting a young boy and in the process is changed. One of my favorites. - Nikki


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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781627792769
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Published: Metropolitan Books - November 21st, 2017

Just won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography! I've read everything by and about Laura Ingalls Wilder and I still found this fascinating. It describes not only her life and that of her family; but put it into the historical context. Amazing stories, such as the 1,800 mile-long cloud of locusts. - Nikki 


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338283372
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - February 26th, 2019

Beautifully written, grabs-you-in-the-gut story of Celi's first crush, conflicting with a long-time friendship, mixed with the turbulence of her emotions around getting her first period. See how she's wrapped in love by her female relations ina ceremony based on her Mesoamerican ancestors. - Nikki 


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