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Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie - A Friend Is Made

The famous toy actor Sock Monkey wants to attend a big celebrity dance but his plans may have to be altered if he can’t find a dance partner. All his friends are busy so poor Sock Monkey may have to stay home if he can’t locate someone to g...

3 Stars

Conjuror - Orion Chronicles, #1

Remy is descended from a long line of conjurors who have used their special supernatural abilities to alter reality. The 17-year-old’s family has paid a high price for this awesome gift. Both his mother and aunt have been killed by those wh...

4 Stars
  • Authors: John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Fantasy, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus

Survival: True Stories - Mystery and Mayhem

Readers nine years of age and older will enjoy this selection of short survival stories about individuals who encountered various obstacles, both natural and manmade, that made their explorations and real life adventures exciting and exceed...

4 Stars

Baby Love

Whether it is your first child or third one, when a new baby enters the family all the attention is focused on the little one. This picture book with large, attractive illustrations focuses on the elements and the child’s characteristics th...

4 Stars

Soulmates

When her husband, Ethan, met a woman in yoga class and then ran off with her, Dana divorced the philanderer and moved on with her life. It is two years later and the successful lawyer has “moved on” and is free of the emotional turmoil the...

4 Stars

This Land is Your Land

Here’s a good way to introduce young readers to some of the variety of Earth’s landforms and geographical features. The rhymed narrative takes the child on quick visits to plains, plateaus, mountains, islands and even to a volcano. Rounding...

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Chooky-Doodle-Doo

This simple counting book brings together a group of little chicks who find what they think is a very stubborn worm. Try as they might, the chicks pull and pull yet the worm stays put. What’s going on here? Why can’t they budge the worm and...

3 Stars

Downfall - A Brady Novel of Suspense

Pregnant with her third child and engaged in her reelection campaign, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady finds plenty to keep herself occupied. If her personal life isn’t hectic enough there’s also the tragic death of her mother to deal wi...

4 Stars

Ready for School, Murphy?

The little boy in this picture book works hard to convince his dad that he’s too ill to go to school. Of course, his dad sees through the silly ploy but the real “kicker” is that actually it is Saturday….THERE IS NO SCHOOL! This is supposed...

2 Stars

The Thank You Book - An Elephant and Piggie Book

This is a rather unusual Elephant & Piggy book. Rather than narrate a story about their “Odd Couple” relationship, Piggy sets about thanking everyone who has ever been in the long running series. He also naturally includes his good buddy, G...

4 Stars

I Love Lemonade

Quirkey Turkey is seeking revenge after being tricked into nibbling on some “smarty tablets” that were actually dried sheep poo. Oh ick! Little Baa Baa, the so- called friend who tricked Quirkey Turkey, is going to supposedly be the butt of...

2 Stars

Once I Heard a Little Wombat

Young children love board books with their thick, easy to flip pages. This little book introduces some of the baby animals you’ll find only in Australia. The sing-song narrative repeats key words and goes nicely with the cute illustrations...

4 Stars

The Ex

When she hears that her former boyfriend is the prime suspect in three homicides, Olivia Randall decides she’ll step in and lend a hand in his defense. A well known defense lawyer, Olivia certainly has the expertise to assist in the case, p...

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The Last One

In her debut as a novelist Alexandra Oliva has created a gripping post-apocalypse story that underscores one’s survival instincts in a rather startling manner. The story begins when the novel’s heroine, a woman dubbed “Zoo” because she love...

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The Body in the Wardrobe - Faith Fairchild Mysteries, #23

This latest Faith Fairchild mystery moves back and forth between New England where Faith’s family lives and Savannah, Georgia, where her friend, Sophie Maxwell, has relocated after her marriage. While Faith is operating her catering busines...

4 Stars

Bears in the Bath

Having trouble getting your little bear to take a bath? If so, perhaps this cute board book featuring four cubs desperately in need of a bath will help you make hopping into the tub a more enjoyable experience for your child. Big Bear knows...

5 Stars

You Are My Best Friend - Tyrannosaurus Series

When you first open this picture book you’ll meet a fierce Tyrannosaurus who is terrorizing some other dinosaurs. Then he falls into the ocean and is saved from a sure death by an Elasmosaurus. The two dinosaurs bond and become friends. Lat...

3 Stars

Blood Flag - A Paul Madriani Novel, #14

Attorney Paul Madriani and his partner Harry Hinds have agreed to take on the case of Emma Brauer who has been accused of the mercy killing of her elderly father. In interviewing their new client the lawyers learn that days before his death...

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The Marriage Recital

Welcome to London in 1794 where you will meet four fathers who are bent on finding suitable husbands, preferably with titles, for their marriageable daughters. The men hatch a plan to obtain a pianoforte with the idea of having the girls le...

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Violent Crimes - Amanda Jaffe Series

Attorney Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of a series of legal thrillers by Philip Margolin, faces a serious ethical dilemma in this latest adventure. When the senior partner of a Portland, Oregon, law firm is found dead and his son confesses to t...

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All Day and a Night - Ellie Hatcher, #5

He has been serving a life sentence for the serial murders of six women eighteen years ago but now Anthony Amaro’s case is about to be revisited after the recent violent death of psychotherapist Helen Brunswick. Defense lawyer Carrie Blank...

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The Big Rewind

When a mixed tape for a neighbor arrives accidentally in Jett Bennett’s mailbox, she does the right thing and delivers the parcel of music to her. Imagine how Jett feels when this good deed turns into a nightmare when Jett finds KitKat, the...

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A Spy in the House - The Agency Mysteries, #1

Set in Victorian London this captivating new series features a young woman, Mary Quinn, who is saved from the gallows when she is just twelve years old and becomes a member of a secret woman’s detective agency. How Mary found herself in suc...

4 Stars

The Bone Tree - Penn Cage

Greg Iles has followed up the first volume in his southern gothic trilogy, “Natchez Burning”, with this continuation of the epic tale which features Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter Caitlin Masters. Having barely survived a nearly fatal...

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Jane Doe January - My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice

Over two decades after she was sexually assaulted while a drama student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Emily Winslow’s serial attacker was brought to justice. The mother of two children and a crime novelist was living in Cambr...

4 Stars

Trains - A Pop-Up Railroad Book

Robert Crowther is one of the masters of paper engineering and his pop-up books are all coveted by collectors of this type of book. This beautifully designed volume not only features Crowther’s usual intricate designs but it also contains l...

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The Girl From Home

Attending a high school reunion can lead to an unexpected but pleasurable situation. Take Jonathan Caine for example. He has returned home to care for his ailing father and when invited to attend his 25th class reunion he decides the divers...

4 Stars

Warriors of the Storm - Saxon Tales

Although the names of the characters may be a challenge to pronounce while the setting and time period are far back in history, the ongoing saga of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Tales series continues to hold its audience and draw new readers. T...

4 Stars

Predator - A Crossbow Novel

Private security consultant Major Hector Cross has seen it all. He’s handled assignments from Africa to the Middle East as he’s tangled with warlords, pirates, arm dealers and other miscreants bent on causing pain and destruction. Cross nev...

3 Stars

Breakdown - An Alex Delaware Novel, #31

This latest psychological suspense story pushes the popular Alex Delaware series to over thirty titles and offers one of the more intriguing puzzles for the psychologist and his friend, LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis, to test their investigati...

4 Stars

Hard Cold Winter - Van Shaw Novels, #2

Glen Erik Hamilton, a Seattle native, utilizes his home turf in this excellent thriller that follows up on his first novel, “Past Crimes”, which was nominated for an Edgar Award in the first novel category. Van Shaw, the series’ protagonist...

4 Stars

Girl in the Dark

One of the Netherlands’ newest and brightest young suspense writers, Marion Pauw marks her debut in the U.S. with this imaginative, award winning psychological thriller. With a demanding legal career and a young son with behavior issues, Ir...

4 Stars

Shh! We Have a Plan

Here’s another humorous board book from Chris Haughton. You’ll accompany four little people as they set off on a misguided adventure to capture a bird. Obviously their attempts to snare the bird in their net fails until one of the group com...

4 Stars

No Shred of Evidence - Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries, #18

When Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge is sent down to the north coast of Cornwall to assist in an investigation of attempted murder that involves four young women as suspects, he doesn’t realize that one of them is a former acquaintance. All fr...

4 Stars

Happy in Our Skin

This ethnically diverse picture sings the praises of a baby’s skin. A range of infants are featured with an emphasis on their skin and how it changes and develops over time. The rhymed text focuses on the various functions of one’s skin and...

4 Stars

Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School

Mouse is very, very shy so on the first evening of attending Miss Moon’s Moonlight School, Mouse decides to arrive at school early and then hide. Her teacher and the other students (Bat, Cat and Owl) have a hard time finding Mouse because s...

4 Stars

The Girls She Left Behind - Lizzie Snow

Set against the background of a raging forest fire in Maine, this thriller focuses on a female deputy’s search for a missing teen she fears has been snatched by an escaped convicted kidnapper who has fled from a prison clinic. Lizzie Snow,...

4 Stars

In the Dark Places - Inspector Banks Novels, #22

Stretching to 22 titles, this latest Inspector Banks adventure finds the Yorkshire police official and his staff tasked with a case of simple vehicle theft that grows into something far more serious. The two individuals implicated in the th...

4 Stars

Yak and Gnu

Yak and his friend Gnu plan to share a day enjoying boating on the river but they are in for a big surprise. What begins as just a twosome soon morphs into a group activity as other animals join in on the water adventure. Besides a range of...

4 Stars

The Penguin Lessons - What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird

Anyone who enjoys offbeat animal stories will find Tom Mitchell’s “The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned From a Remarkable Penguin” a delightful and very entertaining read. Now in his sixties, the author harkens back in this memoir to his day...

4 Stars

The Smallest Gift of Christmas

Roland is one of those little boys who is convinced that the bigger the box, the better the present. Thus, when he finds a very small gift awaiting him under the tree on Christmas morning this little boy is not very happy. This situation be...

4 Stars

Jingle Bells - A Magical Cut-Paper Edition

You may wonder why you need another edition of this Christmas classic. Granted, there are so many versions of James Lord Pierpont’s available that buying another one may not make much sense. What sets this cut-paper, pop-up edition apart is...

4 Stars

De Potter's Grand Tour

Set in 1905 this intriguing tale centers on a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector who mysteriously disappears off the coast of Greece. Was it an accident or something else? Good question and you’ll need to learn a lot more about Ar...

4 Stars

My Pen

Talented illustrator Christopher Myers shows how a simple ink pen can be used to create some eye catching pictures of people, animals and scenes. All one needs is a solid imagination and some black ink and it is “game on”! Whether you wish...

3 Stars

Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook - Cooking, Writing, Family, Life

When mystery writer Diane Mott Davidson created her Goldy Schulz series she made sure her caterer/sleuth heroine always shared a few of her recipes in each installment. It was just a matter of time before 160 of these recipes would be broug...

4 Stars

Lightless

Things are not as they should be aboard the “Ananke”. The experimental spacecraft harbors some terrorists who have every intention of using it to meet their ends, which obviously won’t bode well for everyone else on board. Charged with over...

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The Flying Birds

This clever picture book features an old carpenter who decides to use his skills to construct a number of birdhouses so that birds will return to a wooded area and enhance it with their wonderful songs. Knowledge of addition and multiplicat...

4 Stars

The 3rd Woman

Imagine the not terribly farfetched idea that the United States has had to default on debt held by China and to get off the financial hook, the government has allowed a few Chinese military bases on U.S. soil. That’s the central premise her...

4 Stars

Titch

It is no fun being the youngest and smallest member of the family. Poor Titch’s brother and sister are both bigger than he is, so when they ride their bicycles Titch has to use his tricycle. And, when they fly their kites, Titch is given a...

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Animal Mouths

As you page through this book you’ll discover a lot of interesting facts about various creatures and how their mouth shape and size determines how they survive. For example, if an animal has sharp teeth versus large, flat teeth, you’ll lear...

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