Monthly Archives: September 2016

Enter a Glossy Web – McKenna Ruebush

George, short for Georgina, is left hurriedly with relatives when her parents must resume the search for her missing brother.  Her uncle, Constantine, tells her a curious bedtime story about a catastrophic meteor shower and The Council of Seven that … Continue reading

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Three Dark Crowns -Kendare Blake

A strange, mystical island is torn by three rival factions: Elementalists, Naturalists, Poisoners.  For generations, the queen gives birth to triplets.  Each child has the abilities of one of the three factions.  The queen mother leaves the island and her … Continue reading

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A Shadow Bright and Burning – Jessica Cluess

Set in an alternate Victorian England ravaged by Ancients, Henrietta is now a teacher at a charity boarding school where she was abandoned years before.  Around the time she was born, witches opened the portals to allow the Ancients to … Continue reading

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The Reader – Traci Chee

Books are no longer used or even known about by most folks.  At a very early age, Sefia’s mother secretly  plays alphabet blocks with Sefia, attempting to teach her the dangerous skill of reading.  Her mother is killed and she … Continue reading

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Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto -Tilar J. Mazzeo

There were false identity papers for all of the children, but some of them needed more. They needed to be more Polish, less Jewish, needed golden curls, needed to stop speaking Yiddish, needed to forget their real families. Only Irena … Continue reading

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The Forgetting – Sharon Cameron

Every twelve years, the citizens of the walled-in city of Canaan lose their memories.  Parents have no memory of their children.  Relatives and friends forget they ever knew each other.  After the first Forgetting, the citizens were required to keep … Continue reading

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Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure – Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell

  Betty MacDonald wrote a series of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books in the 1940s.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle helped children overcome bad habits and correct misbehaviors employing ingenious cures.  She lived in a crazy upside-down house full of animals and charm.  The series … Continue reading

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