Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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I love everything about this duology.

UMBERTOUCHED is the end to the Rosemarked Duology and I'm blown away by it. When Zivah and Dineas are discovered to be spies, their only choice is to flee back home. However, it's harder than they expect, especially since Dineas is plagued by nightmares and memories of...

Young Adult Fiction
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The Plague, Romance, and Fantasy!

Zivah is a healer who wants to help people, but when she gets rosemarked (infected by the rose plague), she starts to feel her dreams slipping out of her hands. She is forced to live a life of isolation to protect those around her. However, she gets an invite to...

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More from the Star-Touched World!

STAR-TOUCHED STORIES brings you back into the world of STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. For those who love the world Roshani Chokshi created, this book is for you. The best part? You get three short stories in one book! My favorite is without a doubt DEATH AND NIGHT. It is...

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Perfect for Christmas

Josie loves Christmas, especially making memories with her dog Clementine volunteering at the children's hospital. Oscar's parents are always fighting and it breeds his dislike for Christmas even more. Gabby seems to have it all, but the truth is that her family doesn't have much money and she has a...

Kids Fiction
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Beautifully Crafted Story!

Wicked Nix is the foulest of the fairies. He's also the protector of the forest and will keep people out of it. But when a "man-people" moves into a formerly abandoned cottage, Nix must trick him until he's scared enough to leave. Nix makes his water stinky,...

Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer   October 16, 2018
(Updated: October 16, 2018)
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Inspiring Story!

JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR is an inspiring and heartwarming story about a bear and a boy who develop a wonderful friendship. Arthur is running away from home because of his abusive stepfather when he runs into trouble. He tries to steal some food, but winds up getting shoved into...

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4.0
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Not All Change is Bad!

When Ms. Frizzle gets a job as a professor, her sister takes over her class as the new teacher. Arnold doesn't like change and that includes the new Ms. Frizzle. He especially doesn't like her plant sitting on the desk, so he puts it in his backpack. ...

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4.0
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The Magic School Bus is Back!

Wanda is putting together the Fall Fun Feast, but she forgot about the food! When she starts looking into ideas, Ralphie starts talking about ghost farms, but nobody believes in ghosts. Ms. Frizzle and the class decide to investigate, so it's off to the Magic School Bus for another adventure....

Young Adult Fiction
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Most Unique Read I've Ever Read

Elyse Schmidt has the biggest crush on Josh Harris, but he has no idea. When tragedy strikes on their plane ride home, Elyse and Josh are the soul survivors of a plane crash. They must rely on each other to get through it and a relationship blossoms between them. ...

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Fun Scratch-Off Activity

HIDDEN CREATURES: SCRATCH MAGIC contains pages with black on them. Some have the whole page and others have designs for you to scratch off, like phoenix feathers for example. The black scratches off easily with the wooden tool that's provided to reveal images or colors, depending on the task. This...

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Perfect for Future Detectives!

TORNADO HITS is written by real-life reporter Hilde and each story in the Hilde Cracks the Case Series are inspired by reports she's actually done. When a tornado barrels through Hilde's town, she's on the case with the help of her sister. They're trying to solve the mysterious case of...

Kids Fiction
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4.0
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Teaches about Friendship and Standing up for Yourself

When Sarai's friend Isa moves away, she's upset because she's left at school all alone. It's especially hard because of the mean girls who pick on her. Sarai's sister defends her, but she still misses Isa. Then a new girl named Christina enters the school and Sarai gives her the...

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Intriguing Educational Book About Some Mysteries from History

HISTORY'S MYSTERIES: FREAKY PHENOMENA teaches about the theories, clues and details behind occurrences that seem out of this world. The author talks about all sorts of things like Big Foot, The Ninth Planet, and The Curse of the Hope Diamond. The book is divided into seven chapters: Creepy Creatures, Vanishing...

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Perfect For An Educational Halloween Book

ANIMAL ZOMBIES is the perfect educational book for the Halloween season. With stories of vampires, werewolves, and zombies, we know they're fiction. Animal zombies are real and it's amazing to share something that exists out there with my daughter this spooky season. ANIMAL ZOMBIES features creepy creatures...

Kids Fiction
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5.0
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Perfect Bedtime Story

"Good night my little monkey. It's time to close your eyes. Good night my little sunshine, Tomorrow you will rise." GOOD NIGHT, MY LOVE is the perfect interactive bedtime story. The pictures are simple, yet adorable. It's fun with the flaps and the rhyming scheme is soothing...

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