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New Book Reviews

A Treasury of Wisdom / written and compiled by Mary Joslin. 8.21.2015
Lion Children’s Books ISBN 9780745965185 INT Grades 2-7 Rating: 5 Geared to grades 2 to 7, A Treasury of Wisdom More
  
The Handy Islam Answer Book / by John Renard, Ph.D. 8.20.2015
Visible Ink ISBN 9781578595105 HS Grades 10 and up Rating: 4 The Handy Islam Answer Book is part of The More
  
Lost in the Sun / by Lisa Graff. 8.19.2015
Philomel ISBN 9780399164064 MS Grades 5-8 Rating: 4 Prolific author Lisa Graff pens a middle school novel about a boy More
  
The (Desperate) Diva Diaries Series / by Angie Spady. 8.18.2015
Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters! / by Angie Spady. (The (Desperate) Diva Diaries, 1) B&H Publishing Group ISBN More
  
First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race / by Tim Grove. 8.17.2015
Abrams Books for Young Readers ISBN 9781419714825 MS Grades 6-8 Rating: 5 Young aviation buffs will find an exciting journey More
  
Water From My Heart / by Charles Martin. 8.14.2015
Center Street ISBN 9781455554706 Adult Rating: 5 Deeply intelligent and deeply flawed, Charlie Finn is living high. He makes what More
  
Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell / by Tom L. Matthews. 8.14.2015
National Geographic Society ISBN 9781426322310 MS Grades 5-8 Rating: 5 National Geographic offers this photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell. Always More
  
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary / by Gail Jarrow. 8.13.2015
Calkins Creek ISBN 9781620915974 MS Grades 5-9 Rating: 5 Fatal Fever is a fascinating narrative about the outbreak of typhoid More
  
Absolutely Truly / by Heather Vogel Frederick. 8.12.2015
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers ISBN 9781442429727 MS Grades 4-7 Rating: 5 Absolutely Truly, the first in the More
  
Magnificent Malevolence: Memoirs of a Career in Hell / by Derek Wilson. 8.11.2015
Lion Fiction ISBN 9781782640189 Adult Rating: 5 In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis introduced many readers to Screwtape, a senior More
  
John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall / by Julie Danneberg; illustrated by Jamie Hogan. 8.10.2015
Charlesbridge ISBN 9781580895866 INT Grades 1-5 Rating: 5 Naturalist John Muir is captivated by the grandeur of Yosemite Valley, especially More
  
Capital Days: Michael Shiner’s Journal and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital / by Tonya Bolden. 8.7.2015
Abrams Books ISBN 9781419707339 MS Grades 5 and up Rating: 5 Readers of all ages can enjoy Capital Days by More