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18 11, 2017

Book of The Week: Uglies

2017-11-18T10:33:57+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld   Tally's life doesn't begin, in her opinion, until she turns sixteen. When she turns sixteen, she will undergo a mandatory, life-changing series of brutal operations, and be spat out the other side of it fully transformed from an Ugly to a Pretty. Pretties live glorious lives of celebrity, luxury... and [...]

11 11, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #5 • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

2017-11-12T18:08:03+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Kids, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse belongs to a new breed of children’s book. Its seamless double-act of words and art by Chris Riddell is an indication of the depth in storytelling that it offers readers; each page is rich with the story's magic, and that’s captivating. While turning the purple-tipped pages of [...]

28 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Magnus Chase and The Ship of The Dead

2017-10-26T13:50:57+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

Magnus Chase and The Ship of The Dead by Rick Riordan   Magnus was always worried about how he was going to manage the sea voyage, but when your cousin is dating the son of the sea god, things should be fine right?  Of course by the time the team from floor 19 of the [...]

30 09, 2017

Book of The Week: The Impossible Fortress

2017-10-07T12:12:05+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: |

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak   Sometimes we face the fortress in our own minds, sometimes it is a computer game, and sometimes it is a local shop that stocks both computers and Playboy magazine. If you’re a fourteen year old boy in 1987, the Impossible Fortress is a combination of all three and [...]

23 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Oi Cat!

2017-10-07T12:09:58+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Oi Cat is the Independent Booksellers Children's Book Of The Season! This children's picture book is ridiculous in the very best way. A hilarious and totally silly story about animals and on what/whom they should sit depending on what rhymes with their species - you'll find alpacas on cream crackers and armadillos on soft pillows, [...]

16 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #1 • The Hate U Give

2017-09-30T11:59:43+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to our new biweekly column! In SKETCHY REVIEWS, we will be reviewing and celebrating some of our favorite books - giving you a treat for the mind and the eye, with our signature "only-a-little-nonsense" approach. Without further ado...   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas gave me, conversely, zero hate. What it did [...]

9 08, 2017

Book of the Week: Gilded Cage

2017-08-09T10:17:56+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: |

Gilded Cage by Vic James Modern Britain is ruled by a magical elite, but those without the skill must give 10 years servitude in slave towns. Luke's parents decide the family will serve together once his little sister turns ten, but Luke is taken away and must find his own destiny...

21 07, 2017

Book of The Week: Rosie Revere, Engineer

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty Rosie is an inventor by nature but loses her nerve when laughed at by a beloved relative. All until Great Aunt Rose, with her riveting engineering skills, encourages her to shoot for the stars, and teaches her to learn from mistakes. Rosie soon learns that every success is worth [...]

22 04, 2017

I’d Tell you I Love you but then I’d have to Kill you

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Kids, Teen|Tags: |

By Ally Carter. Cammie goes to boarding school, a very special boarding school where she and her friends are training to be spies.  They learn many useful skills: hand to hand combat, weapons training, surveillance, R&D; all the things a girl might need, but with one very large gap in their education: Boys.  But Cammie [...]