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Middle Grade Review: Mine (Delilah S. Dawson)

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About This Book: A twisty, terrifying ghost story about twelve-year-old Lily, her creepy new home in Florida, and the territorial ghost of the young girl who lived there before her. Lily's new house is a real nightmare. . . . Lily Horne is a drama queen. It's helped her rise to...
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Featured Review: Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story (Lilliam Rivera)

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About This Book: Acclaimed author Lilliam Rivera and artist Steph C. reimagine one of DC’s greatest Green Lanterns, Jessica Cruz, to tell a story about immigration, family, and overcoming fear to inspire hope. Jessica Cruz has done everything right. She's a dedicated student, popular among her classmates, and has a loving...
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Featured Review: Hazel's Shadow (Nicole MacCarron)

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About This Book: Hazel longs to forget the soul-sucking Shadow only she can see. But when the Shadow raises the dead, she would rather die than risk her sister's soul. Before the undead attacked, Hazel's life was simple: look out for Kelly, make the wrestling team, hide her crush, and keep...
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Middle Grade Review: The Ghost of Midnight Lake (Lucy Strange)

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About This Book: From award winning author Lucy Strange comes a thrilling ghost story about a strong willed heroine who will follow even the most restless spirit in order to untangles the dark mystery of her own past. It's 1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Agatha has been...
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Featured Review: What Once Was Mine (Liz Braswell)

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About This Book: The 12th installment in the New York Times best-selling series asks: What if Rapunzel's mother drank a potion from the wrong flower? Desperate to save the life of their queen and her unborn child, the good citizens of the kingdom comb the land for the all-healing Sundrop flower...
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Featured Review: The City Beautiful (Aden Polydoros)

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About This Book: Death lurks around every corner in this unforgettable Jewish historical fantasy about a city, a boy, and the shadows of the past that bind them both together. Chicago, 1893. For Alter Rosen, this is the land of opportunity, and he dreams of the day he’ll have enough money...
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