Author Archives: awnali

Book Review – The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr

By Awnali Mills In Edinburgh, 1872, mute Boy is scratching out a hand-to-mouth existence as a pickpocket.  When the criminal Scratcherd sets him to recover what a dead man stole, Boy is confident he can do the job.  But he … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

By Awnali Mills Twelve-year-old Candice is stuck in the small town of Lambert, SC, for the summer while her newly divorced parents try to sell the home she grew up in.  She’s upset at missing hanging out with her friends, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm

By Awnali Mills It’s Key West, Florida in the height of the Depression.  Beans Curry is the leader of a gang of boys who knows what’s what, and he’s determined to help his family out in this time of trouble.  … Continue reading

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Book Review – Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern

By Awnali Mills Benny doesn’t have it easy.  He’s the youngest in the family, and his older brother George is autistic and requires a lot of care.  His other older brother, Martin, is a jock, and good at everything that … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Book of Boy by Catherine Murdock

By Awnali Mills Hunchbacked Boy is a simple goatherder, who works for a terribly injured lord.  When a pilgrim comes and spots Boy’s ability to climb, he buys Boy’s services and takes him on a pilgrimage through medieval Europe, on … Continue reading

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Art Storytime 3/28/18

By Awnali Mills Today’s storytime was wild.  In a good way, but still…  There were little brothers and sisters all over the place, lots of participation, lots of activity—and lots of noise!  The books I chose were Mix It Up … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Curious Cat Spy Club by Linda Joy Singleton

By Awnali Mills Kelsey, Becca and Leo, schoolmates who are not friends, rescue three kittens.  Together they decide to take care of the kittens so that they aren’t euthanized, although none of them can take the kittens home.  Instead, Becca, … Continue reading

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