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Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

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By Leda Schubert, Gerard DuBois (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596435292
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Published: Flash Point - September 4th, 2012

Vermont author, Schubert, creates a biography of Marceau with the facts of his life presented in a way that anyone can appreciate them. While meant for older children (aged 5-7) it is also a perfect gift for adults. His life and history of the time is accented with the illustrations of DuBois. The afterwards and the fantastic photograph of him add to the story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

No Safety In Numbers

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ISBN: 9780142425978
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Published: Speak - April 4th, 2013

Being trapped in the mall seems like it would be the coolest thing in the world. But for four teens, Marco, Lexi, Shay and Ryan, things are not all fun and games. When the reason why they have been quarantined away in the mall comes to light, everything (and everyone) changes. A biological bomb has been hidden in the air ducts, and life as they know it quickly ticks away. First in a young adult series for ages 12 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9780316214407
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2012

B, and B’s family and friends all think the news reports about Zombies attacking Ireland is a great joke. In a few weeks they are convinced that it will come out this was some elaborate promotion for some new movie. And even if it is real, as B’s racist father says, so what if a few Irish are killed? It can’t happen in London! But all too soon, B learns that the zombies are real….very real. And it is literally a matter of life and death. You never know what you are capable of until the zombies are knocking at the door. Wonderful twists and turns highlight another creepy, delightful series by the young adult author of macabre, Shan. Ages 14 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

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ISBN: 9780316214124
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2013

Pigmares Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen

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By Doug Cushman, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580894012
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Published: Charlesbridge - July 1st, 2012

While the hero of Pigmares should “never watch monsters on film before bed” we all should read Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Scream...I mean Screen! From Frankenswine, to Earth vs. the Flying Sausage to Pig Kong each poem is a wonderful tongue-in-cheek good time. You’ll recognize each movie spoof (but if you don’t, there is a guide at the end) in this rhyming poetry book. For the child in us all, Cushman’s poems are laugh-out and read-out-loud fun! (Not just for fans of poetry, can be a great introduction for the reluctant poet.) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Capture the Flag

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ISBN: 9780545419741
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 1st, 2013

Anna, Jose and Henry have more in common than being in Washington DC at the same time and living in Vermont. They are descendents of an ancient secret society sworn to protect the worlds artifacts. And now, they are snowed in at the airport with someone who has stolen the “Star Spangled Banner”: the flag that inspired Francis Scott Keyes to write the song. And it is up to them to stop him or her from getting away with a priceless piece of American history! History, mystery and a lot of humor follow our determined heroes as they find clues, meet senators, presidential candidates, shifty restaurant workers and a poodle named after an ancient king! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Replacement

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ISBN: 9781595143815
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Published: Razorbill - September 6th, 2011

Mackie Doyle is a replacement. Switching the human Mackie with the now Mackie was just the start. The town knows these things happen. The town knows Mackie is a Replacement. But the town doesn’t talk about it. And when a local child “dies” Makcie has two options: help his classmate, Tate find out the truth or to save himself. Because the human world with its iron and blood and consecrated ground is literally killing him. How can he save himself? Perhaps his “real” family (the beings of the underground) is where he belongs and he should let the human world fend for itself. But at the same time, odd things are keeping him here. Gothic overtones make this aged 14 up first time novel a delightful read. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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