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Book Review: Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell

Sometimes, you pick a book off the shelf because it has a great cover. When I saw Lynne Jonell’s The Sign of the Cat had arrived, I decided to take it home in spite of the cover (which I found looked a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Levy

Last fall, I had read some reviews that promoted The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, a middle grade novel by Dana Alison Levy, as a fun and worthwhile read. I considered taking it out, but it wasn’t until a patron (who … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Splat! Starring the Vole Brothers, by Roslyn Schwartz

The Vole Brothers are enjoying a leisurely stroll, when…SPLAT! A pigeon leaves a very unpleasant surprise on one of their heads. I wasn’t yet familiar with Roslyn Schwartz’s illustrious Vole Brothers, but I have found a new favourite! This is the … Continue reading

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A Valerie Favourite: Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea by Lisa and Valerie Martin

It will probably come as no surprise at all to those who know me that I was drawn to Lisa and Valerie Martin’s novel Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea as soon as it arrived. As I read it, I was … Continue reading

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YA-Inspiration: Summer Romances

In the summer, maybe because of the heat, maybe because of vacation, a lot of readers are looking for fun romances to while away the days and hours. I was in that mood a few weeks ago, so I ransacked our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Genie Wishes by Elisabeth Dahl

I grabbed Genie Wishes from the shelf the other day and flew through it. Genie is one of those wonderful characters that you just want to keep reading about. This is also Elisabeth Dahl’s first book, so I am ardently … Continue reading

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Quick Reviews: YA and Middle Grade Chapter Books

Every time I pick up a book these days, it’s been absolute gold. It is hard to choose from this crop of great chapter books and YA that I’ve read recently, so here are some quick reviews that I hope … Continue reading

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Book Review: Friends with Boys

One never really forget the first day of school: that nervous, reluctant, excited feeling of facing something new and unknown. For kids and teens, there are so many first days: in elementary school, in junior high, in high school, in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

 The Reluctant Diary of Henry K. Larsen, by Susin Nielsen, has a lot going for it. It is one of those books that I couldn’t put down until I was finished, and couldn’t stop thinking about afterward. With likable and … Continue reading

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New Picture Books!

Our picture book collection continues to grow with these new titles, which feature vibrant illustrations and themes like friendship, family, and, of course, cats: It’s all about Me-ow : A Young Cat’s Guide to the Good Life by Hudson Talbott A … Continue reading

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