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ANIMAL PALS: Strange But True – Robert F. Burgess

★★★ ½ The Dog Who Loved an Elephant Tara never seemed unterested in bonding with any of the other elephants...she might lose interest in life if she didn't develop a bond with one of the other members of the herd. Tara, a retired circus elephant, was purchased by her rider, who then made a sanctuary… Continue reading ANIMAL PALS: Strange But True – Robert F. Burgess

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The Claires – C.L. Gaber

Pssst - my Video Review  is up (check it out 🙂 ) ★★★★ ½ Before they were born, the girls were given an expiration date. They were the Claires - and they kept coming back. These four girls are nonidentical quadruplets and each has an unique power. Claire V is Clairvoyant, Claire S is Clairsentient, Claire A, and… Continue reading The Claires – C.L. Gaber

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Troublemakers by Gregg Maxwell Parker

★★★★ Middle school is a pretty great scam, when you get down to it. Middle schoolers Carlos, Tina and Byron are best friends, partners in crime and mischief makers of the highest order. The Good Track Kids are getting big allowances now. They've got money, and they need someone to help them spend it. Carlos… Continue reading Troublemakers by Gregg Maxwell Parker

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Candy Making for Beginners: Easy Recipes for Homemade Caramels, Gummies, Lollipops, and More -Karen Neugebauer

★★★★ ½ These days most candy comes from giant factories...but it wasn't always so. Candy, like any food, has a long tradition of being lovingly created by someone in the home, with recipes passed down from one generation to the next. As an avid baker, I absolutely adore trying out new recipes for muffins, cakes… Continue reading Candy Making for Beginners: Easy Recipes for Homemade Caramels, Gummies, Lollipops, and More -Karen Neugebauer

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

★★★★★ If this isn’t hell, the devil is surely taking notes. Lord and Lady Hardcastle are throwing a "party" at Blackheath, their crumbling British mansion. This so-called-party takes place on the anniversary of their son's murder (19 years ago), includes the exact same guests as it did so many years ago. And, during the night, trusts will… Continue reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton