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The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion! Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family’s ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather’sContinue Reading “The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein”

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How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees by Paul Tobin

It’s Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if NateContinue Reading “How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees by Paul Tobin”

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Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm’s greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and intoContinue Reading “Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti”

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Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Jackie’s life wasn’t perfect, but at least it was normal. That is, until her dad received a terminal cancer diagnosis. Then he went and did what anyone faced with mountains of medical bills and a family to support would do: he sold his life to the highest bidder. Which turned out to be a TVContinue Reading “Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos”

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Burning by Danielle Rollins

After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is just a few months shy of release, and she’ll finally be free from the hole that is Brunesfield Correctional Facility. Then Jessica arrives. Only ten years old and under the highest security possible, this girl has to be dangerous, even if no one knows what she didContinue Reading “Burning by Danielle Rollins”

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin

This is the story of how my friend Nate created a giant invisible cat one Friday the thirteenth. I won’t tell you about the mouse costume I wore to try and catch it. What I will tell you about is a talking dog, a death-dealing secret tea-drinking society and me, Delphine Cooper, jumping out ofContinue Reading “How To Capture An Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin”