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BOOK REVIEW

FREEDOM! by Frank  Le Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming balance of cartoon and natural kitty-ness in full-color, eight-panel pages, this cat's-eye view of life will induce purrs in feline fans everywhere. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Miss Annie might just be a kitten, but she's ready for adventure. Read full book review >

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9 NEW BOOKS TO WATCH FOR IN JANUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

PHEW! I finally finished listing my favorites of 2016, and now it’s time to start the merry-go-round up again and look at the new releases of January 2017.

Here are a few of the titles that I’m planning on picking up:

Allegedly, by Tiffany Jackson

After a court case that was covered nationally, fifteen-year-old Mary is in “baby jail” for ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHTWOOD by Robin Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Tamer than the virulent version by Jane Yolen and Charles Mikolaycak (Tam Lin, 1990), this does not include Elaine's pregnancy, instead relying on the artwork to picture her pining away for her love. (Folktale. 7-10)"
In this lush retelling of the Celtic tale of Tam Lin, the daughter of the Earl of March is drawn by music to the forest that has become the home of the dreaded Elfin Queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IS BAD MANNERS by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"An irresistible English import with sequels to come. (Mystery. 10-14)"
A pair of eighth-grade girls, admirers of Holmes and Watson, expose a real murderer in a tony English boarding school in 1934. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHA SANDERSON AT THE MOVIES by Robin Caroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Formulaic and forgettable. (discussion questions) (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intrepid middle school reporter gambles her career on cracking a bombing case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECORD BREAKER by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Perceptive and quite lovely. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It's 1963, and 12-year-old Jack struggles to cope with his mom's depression after his baby sister's sudden death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK WATERS OF HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"It offers some creepy moments and critters, but it's more often a pale imitation of one of Brian Jacques' woodland epics. With slime. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Over 10 years after Thorn Ogres of Hagwood (2002), a middle volume appears, doing more to indulge the author's love of grotesque magical creatures than advance his derivative plotline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNFAILING LIGHT by Robin Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The simmering tale never quite reaches the boiling point, but fans will nonetheless yearn for the conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
In the sequel to The Gathering Storm (2012), the tsar forces Katerina to put aside her ambition to attend medical college and return to Smolny Institute for another year of finishing school, immersing her in the dangerous paranormal intrigue of the Russian court. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING by Robin Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite the many issues it tackles, this is a fast, well-written read, and while the conclusion is a bit too easy, the story is nonetheless moving. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A quiet, lyric look at the price of perfection. Read full book review >