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    A PROPERLY UNHAUNTED PLACE

    AUG. 22, 2017

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A PROPERLY UNHAUNTED PLACE

by William Alexander

A fun and fast-paced supernatural mystery with secret depths for those who dare explore them. (Paranormal adventure. 8-12) Full review >

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    QUICKSAND POND

    MAY 16, 2017

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QUICKSAND POND

by Janet Taylor Lisle

A suspenseful, realistic, finely crafted story exploring friendship, trust, and how we judge others. Full review >

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    GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE

    OCT. 3, 2017

CHILDREN'S

GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE

by Kate Milford ; illustrated by Jaime Zollars

A brainy, satisfying assemblage of puzzles with an immensely likable protagonist. Full review >

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    ELIZABETH AND ZENOBIA

    SEPT. 19, 2017

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ELIZABETH AND ZENOBIA

by Jessica Miller ; illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova

Eerie and dazzling—a perfect book for a dark and stormy afternoon or a favorite graveyard reading spot. Full review >

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    THORNHILL

    AUG. 29, 2017

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THORNHILL

by Pam Smy ; illustrated by Pam Smy

Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. Full review >

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    THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD

    OCT. 31, 2017

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THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD

by Lucy Strange

An evocative, beautifully written, mesmerizing debut tale with lush fairy-tale themes and a poignant exploration of mental... Full review >

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    THE HARLEM CHARADE

    JAN. 31, 2017

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THE HARLEM CHARADE

by Natasha Tarpley

A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness, this will have readers hoping for another outing with these appealing... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE MURDERER'S APE

    JAN. 24, 2017

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THE MURDERER'S APE

by Jakob Wegelius ; illustrated by Jakob Wegelius ; translated by Peter Graves

Short attention spans need not apply, but committed, careful readers will be richly rewarded. Full review >

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    BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA

    MAY 2, 2017

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BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA

by Lauren Wolk

A beautiful, evocative sophomore effort from Newbery honoree Wolk (Wolf Hollow, 2016). Full review >

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