Laura's Picks

The Forgetting Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545945219
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 13th, 2016

Every 12 years, all of the people in Cannaan lose their memories and must recreate them from journals that are bound to them with string.  Nadia is the only one who remembers and the only one who knows that the journals are not really true.  Filled with complex ideas and fascinating questions about how memories create who we are, The Forgetting is a story to remember. - Laura


The False Prince Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545284141
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2013

I loved this book so much that I read it twice. It's an adventure centered around a street kid who gets caught up in a royal conspiracy. I loved it. 


Tesla's Attic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423148036
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Published: Disney Press - February 11th, 2014

When Nick sells an oddball collection of appliances at a garage sale, he had no idea that a secret society would be interested in him. That is how a game of cat and mouse begins between Nick and his friends and the powerful Accelerati Group. 


The Namesake Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618485222
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2004

Immigration stories fascinate me and doubly so when the author has such a beautiful command of language and character. A great choice for bookclubs who love learning about cultures and the American experience.


Du Iz Tak? Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763665302
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 18th, 2016

I did not understand this book at first, but I read it again and then I met the author at a conference.  Now I think this is such great fun! Ellis has created a new bug language and it is such fun to read out loud and with her gorgeous illustrations, the meaning is so perfectly clear.  It is so much fun to speak bug!. - Laura


Rebel Genius Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723368
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 4th, 2016

Under the reign of Nezerra, all artists have been sundered from their genius spirits and left to wast away.  Giacomo, an orphan who desperately wants to be an artist, find himself with the dangerous blessing of a new genius spirits and must flee for his life.  This magical adventure ties together art and powerful magic with the rich storytelling we would expect from DiMartino, the co-creator of the award-winning series:  Avatar: The Last Airbender. - Laura


A Curious Beginning Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451476029
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Published: Berkley Books - July 12th, 2016