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Mid-October Meeting

We had a wonderful group Friday, as always.  Not only did we eliminate more titles off our book cart, but we also added a few new ones as well.  Look for upcoming reviews on:

Crenshaw by Applegate
The Hired Girl by Schlitz
The Most Dangerous by Sheinkin
The Odds of Getting Even by Turnage
The Thing about Jellyfish by Benjamin

Which other titles are we missing?

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.


Find at WCPL

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.


Find it at WCPL

Ghostlight, by Sonia Gensler

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


Find it at WCPL

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.


Find it at WCPL

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

Find it at WCPL

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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