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THE RAVEN GOD by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast-paced, satisfying capper to a trilogy that's sure to enchant fans of adventure-driven fantasy."
Sam and his brave friends must rally to defend Orkney in the final installment of Adams' (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) YAfantasy series.Read full book review >

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The Egg Thief by Alane Adams
Released: April 5, 2016

"A delightful take on the theme of a boy and his dog, full of detailed—and frequently funny—images and a valuable message about paying attention to the needs of your neighbors."
A boy tries to figure out how to replace some missing eggs in this picture book about community and family. Read full book review >

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The Coal Thief by Alane Adams
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A beautifully illustrated, realistic slice of history with a likable, repentant thief as its hero."
Adams (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) and Gallegos offer a children's series in which a young hero's father teaches him a lesson about thievery—and sharing—during the Great Depression.Read full book review >

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Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Indelible characters, both good and evil, and a rescue storyline that refuses to dawdle."
In this second installment of a YA fantasy series, a boy's friends rush to save him before a teen witch surrenders to dark magic. Read full book review >

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THE SANTA THIEF by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An entertaining story with a plucky main character, a problem-solver rather than a thief. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Georgie secretly makes presents for his parents and surprises them on Christmas morning, when he receives a surprise gift himself. Read full book review >

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STARDUST by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Even in these days of 15-minute fame, Haley's funny, humbling lesson is one readers will embrace. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A has-been by the time she gets to sixth grade, Haley is known to an adoring public as the sarcastic Samantha Love on a hit TV series. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, the story ends on an upbeat note, offering the hope that some bad choices in life can be corrected. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A pervasive tone of anger darkens this tale of a sullen 12-year-old whose world turns upside down when he learns that he's adopted. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL OF DEATH by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Her rare talent for examining corpses and an aching secret separates 17-year-old Cameryn from her friends and family in this mystery by Edgar Award-winning author Ferguson. Read full book review >

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THE LOGIC OF OPPOSITES by Alane Rollings
Released: June 1, 1998

"Not quite Blake's great contraries, but a fine volume nonetheless."
paper 0-8101-5082-4 A Chicago-based poet, with three previous books to her credit, Rollings here relies on a clever organizing idea, which also creates a larger rhythm for the entire volume. Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICAL JOKE WAR by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Funny, believable entertainment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of Cricket and the Crackerbox Kid (1990) weighs in with another unusually original story. Read full book review >