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Each Peach Pear Plum board book by Allan Ahlberg - Book Review

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By Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780670882786
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 1999

An all time favorite, '80s classic! Rhyming text tells a sweet adventure staring all the favorite fairy-tale and Nursery Rhymes friends, like Jack and Jill, Mother Hubbard and Robin Hood. Take your time and look at the art as well, there are surprises hidden in them! I have this book memorized, and I never get tired of it. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani DasGupta - Book Review

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781338185713
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

Fans of Percy Jackson, pick this up! It has everything:

  • Mythology (from India)
  • Riddles (fun to solve)
  • Non-stop action (the whole book happens in just 3 days)
It is quite a birthday for Kiran... She comes home from school to find that her parents have been abducted by inter-dimensional demons. Twins from a parallel world tell her the only way to save them - a quest involving a Serpent King, a black hole, and a talking bird. Happy Birthday, Kiran!
A very fun read. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Chirp by Kate Messner - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602810
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

I challenge you to read this book and not laugh-out-loud!
Mia is enjoying summer - new camps, new friends, and best of all, helping her grandma on the farm. And she needs help - people aren't excited to eat her product, because... she grows crickets. The answer? Launch a social media cricket eating challenge, of course!
As Mia and her friends look to the future and work on growing the cricket business, Mia is also looking to her past. She used to be a star gymnast, but since her fall, she gets queasy just looking at a balance beam. But maybe the fall wasn't the only thing that makes her hesitant to go back...
Kate Messner is a master of tween stories, giving readers current big world-issues to explore, and creating fully-formed characters you can root for! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Ghosts, murder, secret societies... Urban fantasy at its best!
When you are offered a full ride to Yale, you say yes. But for Alex, the deal is more then just getting good grades - she has an assignment. She monitors Yale’s secret societies, assuring that their magical experimentation is kept in-house. One dark and stormy night, on haunted ground, a girl is found dead and Alex Stern must learn the cause - mundane or magic?
Grab this if you are a Bardugo fan, or love Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062676832
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Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Anthony is a busy man: a husband, father, and an author with deadlines on novels and hit TV scripts. But when PI Hawthorne appears on the scene, he can't resist - there's been a murder that might make a good book...
Anthony Horowitz is back with another funny, 4th wall breaking book. He's a great writer, and an even better main character, and I hope his (fictional) writing partnership with the rude ex-copper brings us many more mysteries! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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