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The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons by Wade Albert White (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:46pm

Ever since escaping the cruel orphanage in which they were brought up in, Anne and Penelope have done more than they have ever done within a two month period. They've fought suits of armour that moved by themselves, they have climbed mountains, managed not to be killed by huge bombs, and won an award for the Best Illegal Quest That Nearly Destroyed the Entire World. But now, they've got a new quest - to kill the Dragon Queen, even though doing this will cause a war between humans and dragons. Now Anne and Penelope must stop another person from doing just that. Only if they can survive volcanoes, mines, robots and the dragon trials, then can they fight the most difficult battle of their life. And if they fail, the world is doomed.

- Max, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The White Tower by Cathryn Constable (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:07pm

The White Tower is about a girl named Livy. Livy gets accepted at Temple college, for reasons not even she understands. Mostly, the people there get chosen for their smarts and riches, and Livy doesn’t think she has any of those things. But as she’s there, she has an odd dream that she can fly! But, with a bunch of weird events, she realizes maybe the dream wasn’t so false after all…

I recommend this book to people who like mystery books. I give this book 4/5 stars.

- Addison, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

The White Tower will be available September 26.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Real Us by Tommy Greenwald & J P Coovert (from a Two Thumbs Up

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:34pm

Do you ever feel like the most beautiful girl in the room, and then woken up the next morning (when your crush is going to ask you to the First Week Dance) with the world's BIGGEST pimple right on the tip of your nose? Well, that's exactly what happened to Calista Getz. When she woke up in the morning with the pimple she didn't know what to do, but since her friend Ella told her to put concealer on it, she listened, but Calista dabbed it on a bit to hard and the pimple popped. Calista does her best to hide the pimple and the bandage she put on top of it. Unforutnatly, during gym class the sweat combinded with the concealer and it caused a huge rash all over her face. Calista no longer feels like a beautiful girl. Will her crush still ask her to the dance? Will her face go back to normal before the dance? Find out in the most awesome book: The Real Us.

- Stella, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 7:48pm

The Wonderling is a fox-like creature with the ability to speak. For as long as he can remember, he has lived a lonely life at Miss Carbunkle’s Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, where he is forced to work in a factory when not in a classroom. Miss Carbunkle is a cruel woman, and the Wonderling’s life here is miserable. When he decides to stand up for another creature at the orphanage, he finds himself a new friend named Trinket. Together, the two escape the orphanage to discover a world they’ve never known. However, things aren’t as easy as the Wonderling had hoped outside the orphanage walls. The Wonderling soon learns of a sinister plan that threatens to destroy his one passion, and he must rely on his talents and his new friends to save what he loves.

The Wonderling is an exciting novel with an interesting storyline. The characters are realistic and memorable. Also, this book was filled with detailed descriptions; I could always picture what was happening. Personally, I found that the ending happened too quickly, considering the pace of the rest of the story. This book is perfect for those who love stories of fantasy, friendship and adventure. I would recommend The Wonderling for those aged 10 and older. Overall, The Wonderling, written by Mira Bartók was an exciting read which I would give 4/5 stars.

- Kiera, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

The Wonderling will be available September 26.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 4:49pm

Seventh grade is a big year for Beatrix Lee, but not in a good way.
Currently friendless, and soon not to be an only child, Bea's life is full of changes. When Bea finds an answer to the poem she put in
the wall, Bea thinks it might be an old friend. What will Bea do? Should
Bea go up to her friend and talk to her? Should she write back? Or do
nothing?

Bea is an awesome character and easy to connect with. This book is well written and will (hopefully) be a bestseller. I think you
should really read this book.

- Jubilee, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

The Way to Bea will be available September 19.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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