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Books, new and old are meant to be shared.  If you’ve found yourself perusing this page you are in for a treat.  All reviews are shared from avid readers, library staff, and patrons of all ages. What are you waiting for? Check out your next great read!!  

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

A Mythological Tale for All Readers”

  “A Greek Demigod who’s quest will decide if WWIII breaks out.”

I thought is was an amazing mythological tale that will grasp a reader’s attention if they love Greek Myths and action.

-Tristin

The One And Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Fun Loving Family Book!!

It’s a wonderful tale of Bob’s adoption by Julia and her family; spending time at the zoo and making friends with Ivan and the other animals.   It’s a must read!!

But first you should read The One and Only Ivan!!

 

Warriors: Into the Wild

Erin Hunter

A Fantasy Must Read!!

Warrior clans made of cats are in trouble and they will be saved by the one spoken of in the Prophecy. Rusty is just a normal cat until he stumbles upon a warrior.

I loved it!!

–Alexander

Wings of Fire: The Hive Queen

Tui T. Sutherland

A New Mystery On Every Page!!

A Dragon Named Cricket, Discovering The Mystery’s Of Her Life, and Learning That The Truth Won’t Matter If You Don’t Share It.

I thought that this really uncovers the questions in the book before this one.  But, also gives you a new mystery to uncover at the same time, it really made me never want to put it down until I finished it.  And the way Cricket takes in information and puts it up against what she knows. This series is a must read for all Dragon Lovers.   My favorite quote from Cricket is ” The Truth Doesn’t Matter If You Don’t Share It”.

–Ellie

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