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Beartown – Fredrick Backman

★★★★★ Everyone has a thousand wishes before a tragedy, but just one afterward. Beartown, a small town in the middle of the forest, has beenon its way out for years. Businesses are leaving, layoffs are happening and people are fleeing for anywhere but there. But, there is one thing that holds everyone together - the junior… Continue reading Beartown – Fredrick Backman

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Breadcrumbs – Anne Ursu & Erin Mcguire (illustrator)

★★★★ ½ A boy got a splinter in his eye, and his heart turned cold. Only two people noticed. One was a witch, and she took him for her own. The other was his best friend. And she went after him in ill-considered shoes, brave and completely unprepared. Hazel and Jack are were the best of friends.… Continue reading Breadcrumbs – Anne Ursu & Erin Mcguire (illustrator)

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Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies – William Joyce

★★★★ Many months had passed since the battle at the Earth's core during which Pitch, the Nightmare King, had been soundly defeated by Katherine and the other Guardians... All's quiet...but not for long. Katherine, a human girl, is feeling...confused...ever since the battle with the Nightmare King. She's surrounded by her friends: Ombric, the wizard; his… Continue reading Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies – William Joyce

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E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! – William Joyce

★★★★ I used the excess dirt to make a few more continents. Australia is my best work, I think... North - along with a few friends - managed to drive the Nightmare King back to the shadows and all is peaceful on the battlefront... But good things cannot last. The Nightmare King is plotting something far more devious… Continue reading E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! – William Joyce

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Tales of Wonder Woods – Carol Smith

it was early morning when Val decided to visit Wonder Woods. Val lives alone with his mom (his father is out of the picture) and while life can be a little lonely without his dad there, Val does have plenty to keep him busy. There's the Wonder Woods near Val's house and he gets to explore it all the… Continue reading Tales of Wonder Woods – Carol Smith

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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King – William Joyce & Laura Geringer Bass

★★★★★ The possibilities were endless. Battles would be fought. Wonders revealed. Many journeys. Many lands. Many joys. Many sorrows. Long ago, there lived a swashbuckling swordsman under the name of Nicholas St. North - North to his friends - who would one day be known to the world as Santa. North in his youth ran with the… Continue reading Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King – William Joyce & Laura Geringer Bass

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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir – Eddie Huang

★ Big hair, big tits, big trouble, but the one you come home to is...not screaming for attention because she knows she's good enough... Can you feel me physically cringing away from this book? I remember all of the commercials for Fresh Off the Boat and wow - it looked good. Wholesome, funny. I never… Continue reading Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir – Eddie Huang

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Tales from the Hinterland – Melissa Albert

4.5 stars The Door That Wasn't There The voice she heard was so thin and rustling, she could almost believe it was leaves against the window. There once was a rich merchant who had a wife and two daughters. When his wife died, he found another. But the new wife was not pleased to be… Continue reading Tales from the Hinterland – Melissa Albert

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Only Mostly Devastated – Sophia Gonzales

“And life was too short to play chicken with something as important as the person you loved.” Ollie just had the perfect summer romance. Will was sweet, kind and genuinely seemed to "get" Ollie in all the ways his friends never did. But...it's been a few days since he got back from visiting his Aunt and… Continue reading Only Mostly Devastated – Sophia Gonzales

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An Unexpected Cookbook – Chris-Rachael Oseland

★★★★★ Second breakfast is the perfect time for adventuring. If you are anything like me, you are wholly and completely in love with the Shire. The happy hobbits, the comfortable lives and the general feeling of well-being radiating from Hobbiton will always bring back my childhood. I loved the little details that Tolkien included about… Continue reading An Unexpected Cookbook – Chris-Rachael Oseland