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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Top Finds of 2013

Well happy holidays my fellow readers!  Before we say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014 - with brand new reviews - here is my the top finds of 2013, in no particular order and for a variety of reasons!  Trust me they are definitely worth another look and good way to finish out the year with!

Terrier by Tamora Pierce ★★★★☆
Tamora Pierce at her best!
Fiction – YA – High Fantasy/Mystery
Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 and up
582 pages

  Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli  ★★★★☆
The Birth of a Legend
Fiction – Juvenile
Reading Level:  Age Range: 11 and up
184 pages

  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson  ★★★★☆
A story that stays with you.
Fiction – Juvenile - Classics
Age range: 9 - 11 Years
143 pages

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney  ★★★★☆
The sort of book that makes me giggle.
Fiction – Juvenile
Age Range: 7 and up
217 pages

  Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America
by Bill Geist ★★★★☆
A delightful mini vacation for your brain!
Non Fiction – Comedy- Travel
256 pages

  American Nightingale: The Story of Frances Slanger, Forgotten Heroine of Normandy by Bob Welch  ★★★★★
A purpose filled life
Non Fiction – Biography – WWII History
320 pages             

  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith  ★★★★☆
A Well Done Enthralling Story!
Fiction – Alternative History – Paranormal
433 pages