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Book Review: The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas

By Awnali Mills When eleven-year-old Stella visits NASA, a black hole follows her home.  Nervous at first, she quickly sees the advantages of a pet black hole that can swallow the things that bother her.  But most of the things … Continue reading

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Book Review – Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas

By Awnali Mills Charlotte’s mom is…well…flakey.  Men are never “who she thought they were,” and she moves her family around whenever she feels like the universe is directing her to.  Charlotte and her twin, Freddy, have weathered the changes by … Continue reading

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Book Review – Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel

By Awnali Mills Twelve-year-old Caleb has cystic fibrosis, and he’s tired of having his life circumscribed by the needs of his disease.  His mom hovers constantly, and his oh-so-perfect brother, Patrick, outshines him at every turn.  His father doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Book Review – Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors

By Awnali Mills Gizmo is a guinea pig who happens to be an evil genius.  His plan is simple.  He wants to become the king of all guinea pigs, create an uprising, and take over the world.  First, though, he … Continue reading

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Book Review – Beast & Crown by Joel Ross

By Awnali Mills Jiyong is determined to do something meaningful with his life, and that something is to rescue his friend Sally’s brother, Chibo, from the magical tapestry weavers.  But to do so, he has to get to the city.  … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky

By Awnali Mills Miranda Regent is one of six kids chosen from around the world to begin training as an astronaut.  Their mission is to be the first people to go to Mars.  Miranda is thrilled about the opportunity—she competed … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stealing Our Way Home by Cecilia Galante

By Awnali Mills Twelve year old Jack and ten year old Pippa’s mother died a few months ago, and their dad seems totally lost.  He’s spending all his time at work and leaving all the “mothering” to Jack.  But when … Continue reading

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