The Hired Girl, by Laura Amy Schlitz

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself–because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of–a woman with a future.


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Curiosity House: the Shrunken Head

Curiosity House #1

Summary: Orphans Philippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max must find out who stole a valuable artifact in order to save their home, Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders.


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Ghostlight, by Sonia Gensler

Summary: A summer film project turns spooky when the setting turns out to actually be haunted.


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Kid Owner, by Tim Green

Summary: When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad’s other son from snatching the team away.


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The Odds of Getting Even, by Sheila Turnage

Summary: Desperado Detectives–aka Mo Lo Beau and her best friend Dale, along with newly-appointed intern, Harm Crenshaw–must take on a new case when Dale’s daddy goes on the lam just before his trial is about to start.

Kathy Dawson Books

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Randoms, by David Liss

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy is chosen to join a four-person applicant team to work towards membership in the Confederation of United Planets, and stumbles across conspiracies resembling science fiction he’s been a fan of his entire life.

Simon & Schuster

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With Sheila Turnage!

Some of us got to have a wonderful time hearing Sheila Turnage at Quail Ridge Books last night!
Our copies of The Odds of Getting Even should be arriving on our book cart any time now, but those of us who bought one when we saw her are already reading it!
Sheila Turnage


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