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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781947440012
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Published: Getty Publications - March 27th, 2018

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316388283
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748089
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 27th, 2018

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553535204
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

A Regency-era spy novel with a touch of magic and a whole lot of humor and girl power.  If you like Gail Carriger's "Finishing School" books or My Lady Jane, you'll love this.  So much fun, I didn't want to put it down.  - Leslie


All's Faire in Middle School Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525429999
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts Cover Image
By Allan Wolf, Greg Clarke (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763638061
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 11th, 2008

Body parts and poetry?  They go together wonderfully in Asheville author Allan Wolf's collection.  The kidney duet is worth the book alone.  Ages 8+. - Rosemary


The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

This book is filled with puzzles, clues, surprises, and suspense!  You'll love trying to solve the riddles and mysteries before the kids do! Ages 8-12.- Elisha


Horses: Revised Edition Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064462563
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Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2017

Wrecked Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616207458
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

This is an important, significant, and often heartwrenching read about feeling broken, finding a path to healing, and the multiplicity of what we call the truth.  A vital read for college-bound high school students.  Ages 16+. - Kalee


Sheep in a Jeep Cover Image
By Margot Apple (Illustrator), Nancy E. Shaw
$6.99
ISBN: 9780395470305
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 24th, 1988

How do I love these SHEEP books? Let me count the ways.

- Funny, always make me laugh.

- Rhyming text and the text layout make these terrific 'first readers'.

- Silly,hapless sheep always do the right thing.

This is the first of several adventures. Enjoy! Ages 2 and up. - Rosemary


Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316551663
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - September 19th, 2017

Maniscalco's protagonist, Audrey Rose, is no hothouse flower.  She's an 1880s Nancy Drew with finely-honed forensic abilities, and a scalpel to match.  She and fellow intern Thomas Cresswell are made rivals in a highly-selective academy housed in the former castle of Vlad the Impaler.  Bizarre murders begin even before their arrival at the school - and continue.  As the body count rises, a side benefit is the witty banter of these endangered investigators. Ages 14+. - Rosemary


Never Say Die (Alex Rider #11) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524739300
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Published: Philomel Books - October 10th, 2017

Alex Rider returns for another action-packed adventure.  Anthony Horowitz (Foyle's War, for adult fans) has crafted the perfecdt teenage spy.  Alex's world came crashing down in his last book - now he goes to extreme lengths to hopefully put things back together.  Ages 10+. - Rosemary


The Girl from Felony Bay (Felony Bay Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062104472
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 2nd, 2014

Mystery, history, evil relations and unexpected friends - all combine for an absorbing tale that goes back to the Civil War from current day.  May Abbey and Bee have many adventures. Ages 8-12. - Rosemary


I Know Numbers! Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452159188
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 5th, 2017

Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451477859
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

(Paperback out in January)

After Rebel of the Sands, I eagerly awaited the sequel.  Traitor to the Throne exceeded expectations.  The imaginative melding of Old West and Middle East provides a fascinating backdrop for more danger, political factions, and shocking surprises.  Ages 12+. - Rosemary


Noggin Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442458734
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2015

Travis has lost his girlfriend, his best friend, and 5 years of his life. That's what returning from the dead can do to you.  The decapitated head of a teen near death has been attached to a "healthy" cadaver. Travis is back and determined to restore his life as it was, to the beyond-belief joy of his parents, the horror of many, and the same miserable high school teacher.  A "heads up": Noggin has more humor than you'd expect, while tackling weighty subjects.  Ages 14+. - Rosemary


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780307931474
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Published: Yearling Books - June 24th, 2014

The world's greatest game designer has just created the world's most amazing library for his hometown.  Now a group of lucky 'contestants' find themselves locked in, with an evening to solve the book-related puzzles and perhaps come out as winners after all. Care to test your skill?  Chris Grabenstein's first Mr. Lemoncello book is a blast.  Ages 8-12. - Rosemary