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The Owl Killers

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ISBN: 9780440244431
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bantam - July 27th, 2010

England, 1321, a dark time indeed! A town torn between the Church and a barbaric group of men who call themselves the owl masters. Maitland spins a tale that is detailed and suspenseful and perfectly captures the somber atmosphere of medieval times. I couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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ISBN: 9780312576462
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Published: Picador - September 27th, 2011

Once again, Jonathan Franzen has written an important novel about the deterioration of the American family structure. If you liked The Corrections. You are sure to love his latest work. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780375843297
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Published: Ember - June 10th, 2014

A modern day fairy tale. The ghost of Willem Grimm has been sent to the town Never Better to look after Jeremy Johnson. When the Finder of Occasions is misidentified by Willem things go awry and the tale takes a drastic turn that may not end happily ever after. I loved it! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Great Things to Do Outside

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ISBN: 9781465416858
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Published: DK Children - February 17th, 2014

Time to shut off the electronics and get outside! You’ll love the projects for any weather in this book. Make your own pea shooter or design a treasure hunt, this book will open everyone’s eyes to nature’s playground. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell & Whitney Kaaz

The Scar Boys

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ISBN: 9781606844397
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - January 21st, 2014

A compelling and moving account of growing up in the '80s, forming a punk band and falling for your friend's girl- all the while sporting scars from a bad childhood prank gone wrong. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz and Jessica Wood

A Snicker of Magic

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ISBN: 9780545552707
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 25th, 2014

Felicity Pickle is a word collector. She is also looking for a place to call home. Wandering from place to place makes it difficult to make friends. What happens when she ends up in her mother’s home town? Could Felicity find her first best friend? Is there enough magic in Midnight Gulch to make them stay? ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


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