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The Haunted Library #1

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ISBN: 9780448462424
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2014

Kaz is a ghost. When his haunt is torn down, he and his family are separated. The wind blows him to a library. Here he meets a "solid" (a non-ghost person) named Claire. And a mystery of who or what the library ghost might really be!  A fun new mystery for ages 7 to 10.  And do not miss Book two: The Ghost in the Attic. ~Reviewed by Jeanette

The Night Gardener

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ISBN: 9781419711442
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Amulet Books - May 20th, 2014

If Victorian ghost stories (with a modern sound) are your thing, this "just creepy enough" novel of Irish orpahns, Meg and Kip is a sure fire hit. The two siblings are hired to work for an English family, down on their luck...but no one really knows how bad off they are! Money troubles are the least of their troubles! Stories, ghosts, science and magic all twist and turn as the tale of greed, wishes and even love and hope is weaved on the page. Ages 10-14. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Fairy-Tale Detectives

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By Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780810993228
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 1st, 2007

Fairy tale lovers take note! When Sabrina and Daphne Grimm come to live with their Granny they discover the family secret - they are descended from the famous Brothers Grimm.Their new town is full of characters from the old stories, which weren't stories after all, and the Grimm Family is charged with keeping it secret. When Granny goes missing the girls know someone is out to get the Grimms, and they have to find out who, or the secret will be out. A mystery solving duo like no other! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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By Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416971740
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2010

A Steampunk take on WWI. Alek's father, Archduke Ferdinand, is assassinated and a war begins. Alek flees the country in a Mech, mechanical walking tank, on the run from his own people. Deryn is a girl with initiative, who disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, and fly to war in the Leviathan, part animal part machine, invented by Darwin. When their paths cross they must become unlikely allies to survive. Fully illustrated! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Wings & Co (The First Case) Operation Bunny

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By Sally Gardner, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250050533
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Published: Square Fish - September 16th, 2014

Part Matilda. Part Cinderella. Part Puss-in-Boots. All funny and a seriously good time. Emily Vole is found abandoned, in a hat box. While the authorities tried to find the owner of said hat box (and therefore probably the mother) nothing was found. When a wish is made by Daisy and Ronald Dashwood, young Emily's life takes a turn for the worse! But when Miss String and her unusually large cat, Fidget enter her life, Emily is taken on a journey that will be most fantastic!  A great read aloud or for the reader starting out on the longer novel. Ages 7 to 10. ~Reviewed Jeanette

Wonder Light

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ISBN: 9781402298981
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 1st, 2014

Twig is sent to a pony ranch for troubled girls. It is housed on an island that looks and feels haunted. Her first day has Twig seeing an otherworldly bird and what she assumes is a ghost boy! Little does Twig know how real the boy is or the amazing and unusual people, places and friends she will soon encounter when she learns that the island not only has the horses the girls take care of, but unicorns as well. Russell combines the seemingly magical and realistic with a spiritualism that allows the reader to enter a very enchanting world. Ages 9 to 13. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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