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New Book Reviews

The Living / by Matt de la Peña. 9.22.2014
Delacorte Press ISBN 9780385741200 HS Grades 9-12 Rating: 3 Shy Espinoza is a Mexican-American teenager from a struggling, single-parent home. More
Wake Up Missing / by Kate Messner. 9.19.2014
Walker Books for Young Readers ISBN 9780802723147 MS (INT) Grades 5-8 (4-7) Rating: 3 Four kids, four head injuries and More
Angels Walking / by Karen Kingsbury (Angels Walking, 1) 9.18.2014
Howard Books ISBN 9781451687477 Adult Rating: 5 Angels Walking, the first book in Karen Kingsbury’s new series about angels working More
Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel / by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan. 9.17.2014
Bethany House ISBN 9780764212314 Adult Rating: 4 Beth Thatcher is a privileged young woman, yet one who has grown up More
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature / by Sarah C. Campbell; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell. 9.16.2014
Boyds Mills Press ISBN 9781620916278 INT Grades 3-6 Rating: 4 In 1975 the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot used the term “fractal” More
Show Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie / written by Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, as told to Willa Grace, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas. 9.15.2014
Orchard Books ISBN 9780545631358 PRI Grades K-3 Rating: 4 Show Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie opens with the announcement More
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives / by Ellizabeth Rusch, with photographs by Tom Uhlman. (Scientists in the Field series) 9.12.2014
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children ISBN 9780547503509 MS Grades 5-9 Rating: 5 On November 13, 1985, 23,000 people were killed More
Yankee in Atlanta / by Jocelyn Green. (Heroines Behind the Lines, 3) 9.11.2014
Moody Publishers ISBN 9780802405784 Adult Rating: 5 When the Civil War started, Caitlin McKae dressed as a boy to gain More
Crazy Dangerous / by Andrew Klavan. 9.10.2014
Thomas Nelson ISBN 9781595547934 HS Grades 9-12 (6-8) Rating: 5 Preacher’s kid, Sam Hopkins, runs the forest trails edging a More
Let There Be Light / written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu; illustrated by Nancy Tillman. 9.9.2014
Zonderkidz ISBN 9780310727859 PRI PS-Grade 3 Rating: 5 Let There Be Light combines the text of “The Creation” from Archbishop More
David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer / by Janet & Geoff Benge. (Christian Heroes: Then & Now series) 9.8.2014
Youth with a Mission     ISBN 9781576581537
MS     Grades 5-10     Rating: 4 Librarians often tell readers how the Christian life, More

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March / by Cynthia Levinson. 9.5.2014
Peachtree Publishers ISBN 9781561456277 MS (HS-Adult) Grade 7 and up Rating: 5 Award-winning children’s author Cynthia Levinson was an Ohio More