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Mortal Heart

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780547628400
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 4th, 2014

Annith has watched her sisters leave to serve Death, each leaving her, the most skilled assassin, behind. Determined to use her hard-one skills, she sets out on her own. But as she uncovers secrets, everything she thought she knew begins to tumble down. A thrilling, romantic conclusion to the His Fair Assassin series! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Arcady's Goal

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By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780805098440
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 14th, 2014

Arcady lives in a children's home in soviet Russian after his parents are declared enemies of the state. His soccer skills are his means of survival. Given a chance to leave the brutal children's home, Arcady holds on to what he knows- soccer. But survival outside will depend on learning skills other than those needed on the field- like trust. Sports and historical fiction unite to create a book for soccer players and classrooms. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Sisters

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540605
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Published: Graphix - August 26th, 2014

In her second graphic memoir, Telgemeier looks at her relationship with her sister Amara, the sister she thought she'd always wanted, until the squalling baby actually came home. This is a humorous, sometimes touching story every sibling can relate to. Buy it for your sister's birthday (and then steal it back to read). ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Egg and Spoon

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ISBN: 9780763672201
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Published: Candlewick - September 9th, 2014

Two girls, one poor, the other privileged, have a chance meeting. The resulting mix up is the start of a surprising adventure, one involving the Tsar's godson, the egg of the firebird, a Faberge egg, and Baba Yaga herself. Maguire's richly detailed novel is steeped in folklore, with just a touch of humor from the delightfully irascible Baba Yaga. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Breakfast Served Anytime

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780763667917
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Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

At a summer gifted and talented program, Gloria tries to embrace everything but there are challenges, from her enigmatic professor to the annoying boy who dresses like a mad hatter, to her nice roommate from a coal-industry family. It's a summer of discovery, one you'll relish every moment of. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Secret Tree

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780545334808
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 25th, 2014

Minty plans to spend the summer hanging out on the block and practicing roller derby moves. But when she discovers a tree full of secrets, she sets out to solve the neighborhood’s many mysteries. A cute and quirky summer mystery! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


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