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The Runaway Shirt – Kathy MacMillan, Julia Castano

★★★★ ½ "I think I will fold this shirt next," she said. "First one sleeve, then the other. Then I fold it in half." A "lady" and a "shirt" (aka a mom and her child wearing an oversized shirt) have quite the adventure. The lady is insisting on folding the shirt...but the shirt has other plans.… Continue reading The Runaway Shirt – Kathy MacMillan, Julia Castano

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

★★★ ½ There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold. On the day of Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth anniversary - Amy disappears. Without a trace. Well...not...really without a trace. There's a lot of weird...things associated with the disappearance. Blood that was messily cleaned up, a suspiciously staged scene and a host of… Continue reading Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

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If You Were Me and Lived in… Colonial America – Carole P. Roman, Sarah Wright (Illustrations)

★★★★ They were traveling to a land where colonies of people like them were able to settle in homes and worship the way they wanted. Colonial America was certainly an interesting time! This lovely little book describes what life was like when America was first settled. It starts with why the colonials left England and… Continue reading If You Were Me and Lived in… Colonial America – Carole P. Roman, Sarah Wright (Illustrations)

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Some Kind of Animal – Maria Romasco Moore

My sister, Lee, and I don't live in the same house. My sister doesn't live in a house at all. She lives in the forest. She sleeps during the day and runs at night. Ever since Jolene "Jo" was five, she told her aunt and her grandmother (who raised her) that she had a twin sister… Continue reading Some Kind of Animal – Maria Romasco Moore

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Kill the Farm Boy – Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne

★★★★ "I'm a pixie. Name's Staph." "Staph?" "That's what I said. I'm here to change your life...The good news and the bad news is that you're the Chosen One." Young Worstley, a farm boy, gets the surprise of a lifetime when he goes out to feed the animals and returns as the Chosen One (with Gustav the Goat by… Continue reading Kill the Farm Boy – Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions – Randall Munroe

★★★★ Trying to thoroughly answer a stupid question can take you to some pretty interesting places. Randall Munroe, ex-NASA employee and author of the wildly popular webcomic XKCD, decides to look at several, undoubtedly, absurd questions and find scientific answers to them. Nothing is too absurd for him - whether it be the logistics of finding your soulmate… Continue reading What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions – Randall Munroe

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Seasons of Wicca -Ambrosia Hawthorn

★★★★ ½ Wicca emerged in the United States in the 1960s as an Earth-centered religion that incorporates diety and ritual. If you've ever been curious about Wicca, then this is the book for you! This handy little guide begins by discussing what Wicca is - including its origins and core beliefs. One thing that surprised me is how… Continue reading Seasons of Wicca -Ambrosia Hawthorn