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review: Cheesie Mack is Cool in a Duel by Steve Cotler

Cheesie Mack is Cool in a Duel Steve Cotler (author), Adam McCauley (illustrator) Random House BFYR/juvenile fiction, humor Release Date: June 26, 2012 Cheesie Mack is back in a summer camp adventure with terrific camp friends—and terrifying camp enemies! Cheesie and Georgie are back, and this time they’re off to the greatest summer camp in Maine. […]

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review: My Name is Olivia…and I can’t do anything about it by Jowi Schmitz

My Name Is Olivia… and I can’t do anything about it Jowi Schmitz Lemniscaat USA/juvenile fiction Release Date:  May 1, 2012 Olivia is ten years old. Her first big problem is that her mother has died. The second big problem is that her father doesn’t really know how to go on living. Olivia and her […]

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review: Big Birthday by Kate Hosford

Big Birthday Kate Hosford (author) and Holly Clifton-Brown (illustrator) Carolrhoda Press/juvenile celebrations, picture book Release Date:  April 1, 2012 Annabelle is determined to have a birthday party that stands out from the rest. The moon seems like the perfect spot! But wearing spacesuits and partying in a place with no air create some challenges that […]

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review: 13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau

13 Hangmen Art Corriveau Amulet Books/juvenile fiction Release Date: April 1, 2012 “Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to […]

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review: The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

The Glass Collector Anna Perera Albert Whitman Teen/juvenile fiction Release date:  March 1, 2012 Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives and works amid the garbage piles of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His hope? To find a future he can believe in. Today in Cairo, Egypt, there is a city within a city: a city filled […]

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