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A Match Made in Mehendi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316522588
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Absolutely delightful! If you're looking for a fun romantic comedy about tech, relationships, matchmaking, and dogs--and really, who isn't?--this is the story for you! Simi seems to have the gift of facilitating love connections, much to her family's delight. The Sanghas have been matchmakers for generations and would love for Simi to join the family business. But art is where her heart lies, and she has no interest in being a vichole--or maybe she does. With her tech-savvy older brother and best friend, Simi designs a matchmaking app that turns the high school hierarchy on its head. This is a lovely story about family and balancing traditions of the past with the demands of the future. Bonus point for creating a large extended family that I'd love to be a part of! 
 


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You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood Cover Image
By Aimee Reid, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419736179
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 6th, 2019

Freddie Rogers was frequently sick and had to spend a lot of time indoors. It was hard to make friends, so his puppets became his friends; he could talk about his feelings and didn't have to hold them inside. He also found comfort in playing music and in the words of his grandpa McFeely, "you've made this day a special day, by just your being you." This confidence sent Fred off into the world believing that he could help everyone feel as special as his grandpa made him feel years before. And through Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, he did just that. This is a truly lovely book.


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Enchantée Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250295521
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 5th, 2019

After smallpox kills her parents, Camille has to rely on petty magic--la magie ordinaire--to buy food and desperately needed medicine.  When her brother takes off with the family's meager savings, Camille turns her eye to a new, and much more dangerous, mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.  But all magic has a cost and Camille is starting to lose control. The effortless mix of fantasy and historical fiction drew me right alongside Camille and I loved experiencing Paris through her.  The true magic of Enchantéeis in the characters.  They are so genuine, so well-developed, and spellbinding that I just couldn't stop reading until I knew their fates.  If I could jump into the pages of a book, I'd definitely jump in this one with both feet.  


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The Winter Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402241376
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - December 1st, 2010

I LOVE this book! A perfect blend of history, romance, tragedy, rebellion, and  "time travel".  This story has it all, and you'll be thinking about it long after you've turned the last page.


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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Darius just doesn't fit.  He's half Persian, but knows more Klingon than Farsi and is more comfortable with Hobbit social cues than Persian.  So, Darius fears the worst when his parents announce a trip to Iran to visit his mother's family for the first time.  Struggling with depression, a difficult relationship with his father, and a little sister who is everything he isn't, Darius feels way out of place.  That starts to change when he meets Sohrab and an entirely new world is opened up.  Sohrab is a lifeline, helping Darius discover himself and his place within this new sprawling Persian family.  This book is so charming!  I completely fell for Darius, and his entire family and would live between the pages of this book forever if I could.  Make sure to read this with a cup of tea!


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Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062671301
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 13th, 2018

L.M. Elliott has once again taken a fascinating woman from the sidelines of history, and brought her front and center.  Peggy Schuyler was so much more than simply "...and Peggy".  She was whip smart, charming, fearless, fiercely loyal, and socialized with the great leaders of her day.  Well researched and full of fun cameos and Hamilton references, this is not to be missed!


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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Cover Image
By Christopher Healy, Todd Harris (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062117458
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Published: Walden Pond Press - April 30th, 2013

Did you know that Prince Charming isn't a name, but a title?  Four very different Princes Charming have been cast out of their kingdoms and have to work together to foil an evil witch's kidnapping plot.  Filled with wicked humor, adventure, and mystery, this is a must read!


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Keeper of the Lost Cities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442445949
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Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2013

12 year old Sophie has never quite fit in.  All that changes when she meets Fitz and he reveals the reason why-she's an elf and the key to savign their world.  One of my favorite series!


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How to Hang a Witch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553539509
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Published: Ember - September 12th, 2017

I loved every minute of this charming, spooky, twisty gem!  From the magic and history, to the well-developed and intensely interesting characters, and practically perfect dialogue, I was hooked.  Hard to believe this is a debut!


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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062333476
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - December 5th, 2017

Perry Cook's home life is fairly normal -- except for the fact that he's lived his entire life in a prison.  His mother now has a chance at parole, and a real life on the outside.  But the intercession of a new ambitious District Attorney threatens to derail everything.  This novel is all at once heartbreaking, uplifting, humorous, and cannot be missed!