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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: Dragonwell Dead (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs

After being a bit disappointed with Childs’ Cackleberry Club series, I decided to return to Theodosia Browning’s Indigo Blue tea shop through Dragonwell Dead. Through some twist of fate, Theodosia always finds herself in the middle of a mystery.  As a matter of fact, it is a wonder that she has any friends left, as […]

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review: Mud, Blood and Motocross by Mick Wade

Mud, Blood and Motocross (Book 1) Mick Wade Mick Wade/YA, mystery, adventure Release Date:  December 27, 2011 Nick Bishop plans to dominate the motocross circuit this summer– only a drug heist and two unsolved murders stand in his way.  All Nick wants to do is blaze on the trails and battle on th track, but […]

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review: Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Key Lime Pie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes Joanne Fluke Kensington Books/mystery Release Date: February 1, 2008 It promises to be a busy week for Hannah Swensen. Not only is she whipping up treats for the chamber of commerce booth at the Tri-County fair, she’s also judging the baking contest; acting as a […]

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review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Main St. Book Club)

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand Random House/non-fiction, biography Release Date:  November 16, 2010 On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on […]

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