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Picture Books

What a sweet, funny story full of hilariously wonderful illustrations! Up on Bob is a fantastic read-aloud for the youngest book lovers and a great picture book for any emerging reader to try on their own. (Or, do what I do and read it with the dogs and cats in your home—they'll find plenty to relate to!) — Angela (RBB Staff)

Middle Grade

I cried such happy tears at the end. The women and dogs in this story are so wonderful, I want to live in their home, spend time with them, love them. This is a story of a young girl living with her aunt and her aunt's wife on a farm in Vermont. During the winter, with dogs and so much love. Perfect. — Julie (RBB Staff)

This is a new view of pioneer life told through the eyes of a young adult woman who is of mixed race. Written by renowned author Linda Sue Park, the story is painful to read at times as we watch Hanna work as hard as she can to be accepted by the residents of the new Dakota town she and her father have left California for. At the same time, she is trying to please and connect with her father. Though her Chinese mother is no longer living, Hanna relies on memories of her Mama's presence and words of wisdom to shape the life she aspires to. A wonderful and much needed story that highlights what it means to be different on the outside despite being just the same as everyone else on the inside. And all while trying to create a life on the new, not-yet-fully settled Dakota prairie. — Susan (RBB Staff)

Young Adult

Maddie knows there is magic everywhere. There are different magical realms, and delegates from all meet during the summer at an inn called Havenfall. That is the only place Maddie wants to be. Some day she hopes to be the Innkeeper, in charge of peace among the realms. Her dream comes sooner than expected, and she must step up, because not everyone wants peace. There is action, romance,heartache, and mystery. I had a lot of fun reading this, and know that there are readers out there who will gobble this up, and ask for more! Perfect for 13 and up.  — Julie (RBB Staff)

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