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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1, The Forbidden Stone, by Tony Abbott


If you like Riordan’s books, National Treasure, or the Da Vinci code, you will love this series. I could barely put Book 1 down from start to finish over two days. Historical fact and fiction are woven together. Did Copernicus construct … Continue reading

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Avatar, the movie


I think I could say everything is bigger on Pandora. A space colony is established on Pandora, a terran type planet, to mine a rare mineral, unobtainium with sell for millions of dollars an ounce. A former marine joins the … Continue reading

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Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher


Stoneheart is Book One of the Stoneheart Trilogy. I am looking forward to reading the next book, Ironhand, when I can find some spare time. Stoneheart was a page turner and a nail biter. Young George starts out as a … Continue reading

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Understanding the Causes of a Negative Body Image by Barbara Moe


Billed on the cover as “A Teen Eating Disorder Prevention Book,” it is for a more advanced reader (not necessarily older reader) than the book I read on dating violence and does not have the somewhat dated dorky pictures that … Continue reading

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Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt


In this pleasant romp of a book, perfect for beach reading, we have the high school girl from Idaho whom nothing ever happens to. She has a long term crush on a boy named Hayden, but he is now going … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Wow! The Hunger Games is a page turner! It is a book that would be enjoyed by many older tweens. Because of the graphic violence portrayed, I would not recommend it for tweens under 12 or 13, but of course, … Continue reading

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The Old Man Mad About Drawing by Francois Place


The Old Man is the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai who lived from 1760-1849 in the Edo Period. The “voice” is that of a young rice ball seller Tojiro who goes to live with the artist as an apprentice. The … Continue reading

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