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The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. I by Diana Wynne Jones - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063067035
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 18th, 2021

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci series is one of my all-time favorites! Six books in three volumes follow Eric "Cat" Chant, Christopher Chant, and other magical children whose stories connect with the Chants. Cat and Christopher are powerful nine-lived enchanters who will each one day be the Chrestomanci, in charge of maintaining magical order in all the related worlds. But Christopher and Cat seem to lose lives oddly... Full of adventure, magical cats, griffins who name themselves, traveling between worlds, and missing goddesses, I laugh every time I read it! ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long


Greenglass House by Kate Milford - Book Review

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Greenglass House: A National Book Award Nominee By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544540286
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Published: Clarion Books - November 1st, 2016

This fantastic book is one of my favorite novels, for children or otherwise.Milo's parents own an inn frequented by (lovable) smugglers, but when a collection of odd characters appear just before Christmas, their presence threatens to derail a normally peaceful holiday. To cope, Milo begins a game of role-play and mystery with the cook's daughter Meddy. However, what begins as a game soon begins to take on very real and somewhat alarming consequences. As they delve into the inn's past and the lives of their suspicious house guests, they soon discover much more than they bargained for. This is an engrossing and well written book that will entertain both children and parents alike, probably more than once. Surprises await! ~ Reviewed by James Case


The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck by Matt Phelan - Book Review

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The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062911001
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

This hilarious blend of history (Ben Franklin! The first hot air balloon flight! Marie Antoinette) and farce (a swashbuckling rooster with a sword!) will delight readers of all ages. It includes gorgeous (and hilarious) illustrations, and a thorough and fascinating author's note on the real facts behind the ridiculous adventure. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango - Book Review

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Iveliz Explains It All: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Andrea Beatriz Arango, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593563977
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

In prose poetry format, the world of Iveliz opens up in this modern story about coming to terms with depression, grief, growing up, reaching out for help and all that is in between. Relatable even to adults who have gone through the issues or are even currently going through the issues the main character Iveliz must deal with. And of course, a wonderful story for the aimed reader. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Lark and the Wild Hunt by Jennifer Adam - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062981332
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Published: HarperCollins - July 5th, 2022

Adventure-filled and with fae magic, this story follows a young girl on her quest to save her brother. Loved this one and you fantasy readers will definitely like stepping into this world of magic, clocks, and riddles. ~ Reviewed by Carla Boyle-Wight


The Glass Witch by Lindsay Puckett - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338803426
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 18th, 2022

A wonderful body-positive story with magic, adventure, and friendship. Main character feels abandoned by her mother and wishes she had more confidence in herself. Beautiful story of this young person's journey to understanding herself and her importance in her family. Family learns how to better support her and communicate their love. ~ Reviewed by Carla Boyle-Wight


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