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Undertow

This book is fantastically written! It's full of action packed passages worth savoring. Full of killer twists and turns, this book will leave the reader aching for the sequel. This emotional book will make your heart race, palms sweat and eyes cry! Highly recommended. - Sue M

Undertow (Hardcover)

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780544348257
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 5/2015

Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a world record breaker

A funny, laugh out loud book about a boy who is trying to stand out from his six siblings by breaking a world record with the help of some pidgeons!

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780062278104
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Katherine Tegen Books, 3/2015

The Wisdom of Merlin

A magical book of advice from the great wizard - Merlin! A gem of inspiration that will encourage readers of all ages to live life to the fullest!

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780399173257
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Philomel, 3/2015

Mary: The Summoning

What a great book! 
It's just the right amount of scary that will make you want to avoid mirrors at night, but not leave you unable to sleep. There's lots of great history about Mary, and an idea of what might happen if she really did show up in your mirror. I also loved that there's no unrealistic happy ending where no one has to deal with the consequences of a stupid idea. I think the realism of it contributes a lot to how scary it is. I wouldn't recomment this to scaredycats under 12 years. 

Mary: The Summoning (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781423185192
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Disney-Hyperion, 9/2014

Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan

Roan is just another ordinary kid attending Jedi Academy and boy, is he ready! This year, Roan gets to fly in the flight simulators at school, and with promise ahead, Roan can't wait to start! Brimming with fun, relatable problems, the Jedi Academy is just like normal school (with a few differences). A great graphic novel, this book will thrill and excite young readers! Enjoy, and may the force be with you! -Morgan

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780545621250
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scholastic Inc., 7/2014

Positive

This book opened my eyes to  bullying, the different types of bullying, and the pain that Paige had to go through. Paige Rawl was (and continues to be) ordinary, but slightly different - Paige has HIV. This memoir tells Paige's journey to accept herself, fight the bullying, and educate people about her disease. You are immersed in an experience both 'deeply personal and completely universal'. I was brought to tears by her continuous battle. I hope you are too. - Morgan

Positive: A Memoir (Hardcover)

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780062342515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Publishers, 8/2014

Family Ties

Kevin is 'the glue holding the family together' - but what a crazy family! Kevin doesn't know what he is getting himself into when he proposes a plan to have a double wedding at their house, and ivites his giant, loud, uncooperative relatives to join them. Gary Paulsen does it again in this fun, crazy story of a boy on a mission to keep things from spiralling out of control. A must read for all Gary paulsen fans! - Morgan

Family Ties (Hardcover)

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780385373807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wendy Lamb Books, 1/2014

Loot: How to steal a Fortune

March is the son of one of the most well-known jewel thiefs around - Alfie McQuin. Life for the two is a series of adventures, crimes and jewels. But when Alfie dies one night under mysterious circumstances at the scene of another robbery, March is left alone - with a bag full of clues and a twin sister! Impressing us yet again after the 39 clues, Watson draws in the reader with her flair and twisting plots. A must-read! - Morgan

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780545468022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press, 6/2014

The fault in our stars

A classic Romeo and Juliet story. Life couldn't get much worse. Then she meets Austin Waters, a boy with enough heart to move mountains and a spirit that could truly save Hazel. And they fall in love. The fault in our Stars is Greens star. I bawled, laughed and giggled as he spun his masterpiece before my eyes. I finished it in two hours - I could not stop reading! Thank you, John Green. - Morgan 

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780142424179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak, 4/2014

The Selection

Despite the frilly cover, The Selection tells a futuristic story of North America and the new country that rose up after the war. America is just one of the many girls living here, stuck in the system of castes. When an invitation is sent to her house inviting her to the selection, a contest for the Prince Maxon's hand in marriage, America doesn't know what to think. This series remains my favourite escapist literature and continues to enthrall me. Enjoy! - Morgan

The Selection (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780062059949
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper Teen, 3/2013

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