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The Carpet People

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780544439542
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Published: Clarion Books - February 3rd, 2015

A long time ago, I listened to an amazing story. It was set in a carpet where the characters were so small a matchstick would take more than a day to walk around and a penny was an astonishing cliff. I've been looking for this story ever since- and at long last will now be able to share it with readers! This is a strange adventure full of interesting creatures and amusing quips, all happening in an expanse of seemingly ordinary carpet. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

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By Stephan Pastis, Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763669270
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

Timmy Failure and his sidekick --ahem, business partner-- are like Calvin & Hobbes if Calvin was dense and Hobbes was a seal-obsessed polar bear. Together, Timmy and Total form Total Failure, Inc, a detective agency Timmy is sure will soon be an international corporation making billions-- or at least enough to pay his mom's bills. The only thing standing in Timmy's way is the CCIA or Corrina Corrina Intelligence Agency run by the evilest girl in Timmy's class. Oh, and his grade obsessed best friend (possible traitor) and an infatuated classmate (international thief). Stephan Pastis' hilarious novel is perfect for kids obsessed with Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Calvin & Hobbes. Okay, adults will laugh, too. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Flora and Ulysses

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By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763676711
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

Take one comic-book reading girl, a squirrel with superpowers, a host of quirky characters, and the never-ending search for love. Mix together and you've got a romping adventure certain to wow readers of all ages. Acclaimed writer Kate DiCamillo manages to show the value inherent in all people, and all genres of literature, with one great book. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Magician's Land

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780147516145
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2015

The third book in the Magicians trilogy may be the best yet. Cast out of Fillory and unable to find his place in the real world, Quentin must finally forge his own path-- even as Fillory dies. This spell-binding conclusion to the Magicians Trilogy will capture any reader who tried to reach Narnia through a wardrobe or waited at the mailbox for a Hogwarts letter. I can only hope Grossman returns to this miraculous world! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Poisoned Apples

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062289575
Availability: Special Order
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 23rd, 2014

These haunting poems take the blood, fear, and strength from fairytales and give them a contemporary twist. Heppermann takes the dark subjects for today's teens-- body image, eating disorders, forbidden cravings-- and pulls them out of the stories we've all grown-up with. The results are certain to provoke discussion. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Magician's Land

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780670015672
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Published: Viking - August 5th, 2014

The third book in the Magicians trilogy may be the best yet. Cast out of Fillory and unable to find his place in the real world, Quentin must finally forge his own path-- even as Fillory dies. This spell-binding conclusion to the Magicians Trilogy will capture any reader who tried to reach Narnia through a wardrobe or waited at the mailbox for a Hogwarts letter. I can only hope Grossman returns to this miraculous world! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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