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Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781476781105
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Baen - November 3rd, 2015

The first book in my favorite Sci-Fi series!
Cordelia, captain of a scientific survey, is taken prisoner in a surprise attack for seeing too much on a supposedly empty planet. She knows it's her duty, as a loyal officer of a rival planet, to escape and pass on the information that war is approaching. But loyalty is easy to pledge, harder to enact and alliances can happen in the strangest of places.
In a universe where everyone is human, humanity is lacking on both sides - and Cordelia is caught in the middle a war of interplanetary madness. Where should your loyalty lie?
Full of memorable characters, this is epic space-opera adventure, this book will keep you reading late into the night. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780689860089
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Published: Aladdin - April 1st, 2003

In Pern, dragons fly overhead, protecting the people from the poisonous Threadfall, and many have wondered where these great creatures came from. Ancient legends say the were once tiny creatures known as Fire Lizards, but no one believes that - until Menolly finds them. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World by Clara Parkes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781617691904
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 16th, 2016

Fun look into the world of pro-knitting.
This is a collection of Clara's adventures to knitting conferences, fiber festivals and even a knitters only trip to Iceland - oh, the beautiful yarn! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481472678
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2016

Donia has a perfect life - she's a senators daughter, lives on a private spacestation and has a gen-engineered bodyguard, a Diabolic named Nemesis, who is also her best friend. When her father falls into disfavor for his radical ideas, the emperor orders Donia to court, supposedly for her benefit but really as a hostage. Determined to protect her, the family sends Nemesis instead. She must act fully human, hiding her superior strength and senses - if she is found out the whole family will be executed. Gripping Utopia adventure, young adult sci fi at its best! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

This Beautiful Day by Richard Jackson - Book Review

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By Richard Jackson, Suzy Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481441391
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 1st, 2017

A rainy day is a boring day... unless you turn the radio on and dance! Grab umbrellas and jump in puddles with this happy picture book. Illustrations start our gray and blue, but color seeps in as the sun comes out, and every kid has cartwheeling fun. Full of rhythm that made me want to sing the words aloud! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Life by Cynthia Rylant - Book Review

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By Cynthia Rylant, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481451628
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 27th, 2017

Rylant's gift for words is luminous. In this beautiful picture book she explores the largest concept, Life, and reminds us that life begins small, and it grows - it starts small as a baby elephant and grows to be as windy as a storm. She reminds us that there is always a new road to take and something in life to love. Wenzels art is a perfect pairing for Rylants perfect words. His bold brushstrokes bend and flow like nature, without hard edges, movement and quiet in harmony. Anyone who loves What Do You Do With An Idea will adore this book. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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