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InvestiGators by John Patrick Green - Book Review

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781250219954
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Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

Our cracked, uh crack team of InvestiGators, Mango and Brash have mysteries to solve! They must find a missing chef and who stole the scientists Thingamabob. Are the two crimes connected? Who is the person (who wears a raincoat on a sunny day) ordering a cake large enough to hide a dinosaur in? Is the big stove or medium stove missing? And who gets to wear the mustache? With their V.E.S.T’s (Very Exciting Spy Technology) given to them by S.U.I.T. (Special Undercover Investigation Teams) they (and us) will learn this and more. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Donut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781338541922
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Published: Graphix - June 2nd, 2020

Are you ready for Donut (first name) The (middle name) Destroyer (last name)? This super strength-wielding girl is packed to the top with goodness! Little old Ladies are saved from demons! Libraries saved from chaos! Going to bed early and up early shows character! If only her parents could understand her desire to be who she knows she was meant to be: a hero! But when your parents are the most wanted villains in your land, what is a poor girl to do? And sometimes even doing the right thing, is not so easy as it seems. Kid-jokes fill this aged 8 to 13 graphic novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Notes from the Shire: Book Angels

The Northshire Bookstore Book Angel program is our decades-old tradition of ensuring children in neighboring communities receive the gift of a new book during the holidays, children who might otherwise not own a book or have books available to them. Many of our customers have made this a yearly tradition of their own, coming into the store to choose books or to make a monetary donation to this much loved program.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - Book Review

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

Slow to start, this haunting novel follows two friends bonded through the realities of war. Separated before one crash lands the plane she is piloting, "Verity," thought to be a British spy, is captured by the Gestapo and tortured for information. "Kittyhawk" lands in enemy territory, and must find a way to survive, as well as piece together Verity's disappearance and save her before it's too late.
Clever, dark, and filled with twists and turns as sharp as barbed wire, the bonds of friendship and loyalty are truly tested in this harrowing historical fiction. Endings rarely give me nightmares, but this one did. Totally worth the read. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Make Trouble Young Readers Edition: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards - Book Review

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By Cecile Richards, Lauren Peterson (With), Ruby Shamir (Adapted by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451957
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 15th, 2019

As the daughter of a notable and well-loved Texas Governor, it was already assumed that Cecile would be a tenacious fighter. However, Cecile’s hard work against those that would impinge her rights began long before her mother had risen in the political ranks. Cecile was a young person filled with a burning passion to fight for the rights of all people. In this memoir, we learn that from the beginning she was a conscientious objector in school by not saying the Lord’s Prayer and then chose to wear a black armband to show her distaste for the Vietnam war. Cecile continued to push on in her life’s work and eventually became the head of Planned Parenthood. In this role, she was tested by current political entities that wished to “make a deal” with giving up women’s rights for money. Her strength of character prevailed and the fight continues. What will you do? ~ Reviewed by Wendy Marie


Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062908025
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Published: HarperTeen - January 7th, 2020

A novel in verse about the self-inflicted shooting of a teenage boy and its consequences in a backwater Maine town. The realistic, unflinching, yet poetic and elegant narration by the victim's younger sister demonstrates that even the grimmest of tales cannot subvert the inherent promise of life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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