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Three Times Lucky

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ISBN: 9781611761368
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Listening Library - August 2nd, 2012

Mo (or Moses) LoBeau received her name when she was rescued from a river after a hurricane. The Colonel who rescued her lost his memory in the storm and his past and Mo's are shrouded in mystery. Since then, Mo has been trying to find her upstream mom-- when she's not helping Miss Lana out at the Colonel's cafe or running about with her best friend Dale. But when a local man shows up dead, Mo decides to tackle a mystery besides her past. With delightful Southern flavor and just the right amount of quirkiness, Three Times Lucky is a thoroughly enjoyable mystery that will have readers guessing right up to the end. Shelia Turnage's voice brings the tale to life, her accent transporting the listener directly to the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC. A great choice for readers who enjoyed Pie by Sarah Weeks or The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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ISBN: 9781616203214
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - April 1st, 2014

A.J. Fikry is an embittered bookstore owner, more in love with books than anything else- including his life. But when a baby girl is left in his shop, A.J.'s life is forever changed. A love letter to bookstores and booksellers, this novel is an absolute delight! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


A Creature of Moonlight

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ISBN: 9780544109353
Availability: Special Order
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Marni has always lived on the edge of society with her grandfather, tending to her flower garden. But Marni is no ordinary girl- she's the daughter of a princess and a dragon and she cannot avoid her otherworldly heritage forever. Hahn knits words into otherworldly images that will haunt readers' dreams in this beautiful original fantasy. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Queen of the Tearling

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ISBN: 9780062290366
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Harper - July 8th, 2014

A gripping fantasy of a young woman's path to taking her throne, and freeing her kingdom from the excesses of her predecessors. Kelsea was raised in exile until the time when she would enter her kingdom and take her throne. But the kingdom she inherits is twisted, broken, and in the shadow of the merciless Red Queen. New to her throne, and not knowing who to trust, Kelsea will have to use her education and her instincts if she's to become a true Queen of the Tearling. You won't be able to put this book down, and the sequel can't come soon enough. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Timmy Failure

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By Stephan Pastis, Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763660512
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Published: Candlewick - February 25th, 2014

Timmy Failure is back! He's still solving crimes- though now with a broken leg and occasional assistance (or perhaps distraction) of his Great-Aunt Colander. This time, Timmy must prove his true Greatness. Of course, his arch-nemesis (and pretty much everyone else) seems to be out to stop him in this hilarious sequel. Timmy Failure is destined for Greatness- at least in the world of middle grade books. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Andre the Giant

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ISBN: 9781596438514
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

Towering at over 7 feet, Andre Roussimoff was never going to be a normal man. He found a place in the world of wrestling and despite deteriorating health, kept working until the end of his life. Box Brown presents a series of important moments in Andre's extraordinary life in this graphic biography. Even those uninterested in wrestling will enjoy this fascinating glimpse into the life of this unique man. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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