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He Started It – Samantha Downing

Beth, Portia and Eddie were the best of friends...okay...scratch that...they were as friendly as any trio of siblings (who don't actually like each other) can be. Their very, very wealthy grandfather just died and left behind a collective fortune that was ripe for the taking...but with one very, very large caveat hanging over their head - they have to… Continue reading He Started It – Samantha Downing

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Heartless – Marissa Meyer

★★★★ ½ Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Catherine of Wonderland - the famed Evil Queen - but she was not always the maddeningly cruel creature who ruled the land with an iron fist. Once...once the Evil Queen was a young girl with a pure heart, a bakery dream and far too many marriage proposals for her liking.… Continue reading Heartless – Marissa Meyer

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The Girl From Far Away – Jennifer Austin

Jessica has spent her entire life dreaming about another Earth. On it lives Princess Ella, who has spent her entire life in preparation for Earth's throne. In Jessica's dreams there's four other superpowered teens in addition to the princess who are trying to save their world and the older Jessica gets, the more she wants to visit… Continue reading The Girl From Far Away – Jennifer Austin

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The Bassoon King – Rainn Wilson

The greatest thing ever in the history of the world and of all of human endeavor from time immemorial is stories. Rainn Wilson is most famous for his off-the-wall portrayal of Dwight Schrute (The Office) and creation of Soul Pancake (social media company designed to make folks feel good). In his memoirs, we tackle his personal take on education (his, others… Continue reading The Bassoon King – Rainn Wilson

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Revver the Speedway Squirrel – Sherri Dusky Rinker

Revver has spent his entire life in a tree - with his mom and siblings. They spend all day learning how to build nests, searching for food and other squirrely-stuff. But Revver? He wants adventure! There's a racetrack that he can see from this treetop home and every spare moment Revver dreams of joining the drivers and speeding around… Continue reading Revver the Speedway Squirrel – Sherri Dusky Rinker

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What the Animals Taught Me – Stephanie Marohn

★★★★ The first to arrive was a horse...Pure white, with a long white mane and tail, she looked like a unicorn, minus the horn. When Stephanie Marohn first moved to Sonoma County, California, she was a freelance writer and editor living in a rented home. In exchange for a lower rent, she helped the homeowner take care of… Continue reading What the Animals Taught Me – Stephanie Marohn

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Pets on the Couch – Nicholas Dodman

Can we treat animal behavior with the same medicines, therapies, and approaches we use on humans? To me, the answer is an obvious yes. Veterinarian Nicholas Dodman has spent years diagnosing and treating dogs...as if they were human. This book recounts his toils and troubles as he takes care of our four-footed family members. Early on, Dodman… Continue reading Pets on the Couch – Nicholas Dodman

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Jake the Fake Keeps It Real – Craig Robinson

Well, my plan of hoping that summer would never end and school would never start has failed. Jake just got into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented, and his parents are overjoyed. Now he's afraid that everyone will figure out his secret (that the amazing piano song he auditioned with is actually the… Continue reading Jake the Fake Keeps It Real – Craig Robinson

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Bear Meets Bear – Jacob Grant

"It's always great fun to expect a delivery," said Bear. Bear and Spider are eagerly awaiting a new teapot to come via the mail. But when the doorbell rang and the delivery Panda hands over the package...Bear has a decidedly unexpected reaction. Bear had never met such a charming lady bear. His heart beat fast." And so...Bear orders… Continue reading Bear Meets Bear – Jacob Grant