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Book Review – Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins

By Awnali Mills Maria Merian studies insects and paints detailed pictures of them in 1660.  She makes a living selling her portraits, and teaches the world that butterflies do not form out of mud and rotting vegetables.  Mary Anning digs … Continue reading

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Book Review – League of Archers by Eva Howard

By Awnali Mills Ellie Dray and her friends loved to play at being Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and dubbed themselves the League of Archers.  But time and tragedy have made them grow up.  Ellie’s father died in the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Oddity by Sarah Cannon

By Awnali Mills Ada Roundtree is a kickbutt fifth grader.  Leopards in the cafeteria? No sweat.  Zombie rabbits? Child’s play. Ghost in the closet?  Don’t waste her time.  But her twin sister Pearl has won the Sweepstakes and is now … Continue reading

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Book Review – How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (and Put It Back Together Again) by David Teague

By Awnali Mills Oscar Indigo just wanted to win one lousy game of baseball.  He’d done all the work, he’d been to every game, and this was the first time he’d ever been at bat.  His whole team was counting … Continue reading

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Book Review – Watchdog by Will McIntosh

By Awnali Mills In the future, Chicago is not a safe place for fraternal twins Vick and Tara.  Abandoned by their father, the twins started living on the roof of an abandoned building after their mother died.  They are just … Continue reading

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Book Review – Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow

By Awnali Mills Lily’s father is a great outdoorsman, and he has taught his daughters well.  That is how Lily knows for sure that the reports of his death on Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, have to be wrong.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

By Awnali Mills Things are not looking up for Josette Dupre.  Her recent battle successes have earned her the ire of people who don’t want females in the military.  So what did they do?  Went and make her the first … Continue reading

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