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Twelfth Winter

by Vivian Turnbull

Rich with historical details, "Twelfth Winter" is a coming-of-age novel in which a boy navigates two different worlds. In J. Arthur Moore’s historical novel "Twelfth Winter", a boy adapts to a new life while holding on to his heritage.... Read More

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Mermaid Tears

by Vivian Turnbull

"Mermaid Tears" is a touching middle grade story about the hard work of self-acceptance in the face of challenges. Wrought with symbolism and heartache, Susan L. Read’s "Mermaid Tears" is a middle grade novel about a young girl... Read More

Book Review

Now You Say Yes

by Vivian Turnbull

Bill Harley’s novel "Now You Say Yes" emphasizes the importance of kindness, bravery, and family. Fifteen-year-old Mari is used to her world falling apart, but she never imagined that she’d lose her adopted mother, Stef, too. Now,... Read More

Book Review

Phoebe Unfired

by Vivian Turnbull

Amalie Jahn’s touching novel "Phoebe Unfired" pays tribute to all those who struggle with mental health through its strong heroine. Though it seems that everyone else has moved on from the Covid-19 pandemic, it left Phoebe with... Read More

Book Review

Maud & Addie

by Vivian Turnbull

Filled with adventure, discovery, and a splash of sibling rivalry, Maureen Buchanan Jones’s historical novel Maud and Addie includes sweet messages about the importance of family. Though they are less than a year apart in age, Maud and... Read More

Book Review

Unwritten

by Vivian Turnbull

Alicia J. Novo’s fantasy novel "Unwritten" stars a fiery heroine. Beatrix has a problem. Not only do books whisper to her, branding her a freak in her father’s eyes, but her grandfather—the one person who made Beatrix feel... Read More

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