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Book Review – William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle by Bobbie Peers

By Awnali Mills William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but nobody can know that.  His family is in hiding because of something that happened to his grandfather—but nobody will talk about that.  Still, William can’t resist solving The Impossible Puzzle, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath by Jacob Sager Weinstein

By Awnali Mills Hyacinth just wants to wash her hands in warm water. But when she mixes the hot and cold water from the tap, everything falls apart. Her mother is kidnapped by mud men, and the cross neighbor from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman

By Awnali Mills Maggie is an Irish Catholic girl whose mother has died and father has gone to pieces.  Walt is a Jewish German immigrant whose parents are trapped in France.  Kiku is a Japanese American whose mother is trapped … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat

By Awnali Mills When Izzy’s sister, Hen, follows some eerie music into the woods, Izzy follows her.  Soon she finds herself in the land of Fairies, but Hen is nowhere around. 

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Book Review – Miss Ellicot’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

By Awnali Mills This weekend I read two books, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt which was published in 2008 and won all kinds of awards, so I won’t review it here, and Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by … Continue reading

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Audio Book Review – The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

By Awnali Mills My quest for audiobooks took me to the Young Adult section, and I picked up The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey, and read by Julia Whelan.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to enjoy it, … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Wizard’s Dog by Eric Kahn Gale

By Awnali Mills Nosewise is Merlin’s dog, and he despises doors.  Doors stop him from going out when he needs to pee, and keep him out of his master’s workroom when Merlin and his apprentice Morgana are working.  Nosewise just … Continue reading

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