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Into the Lion's Den by Linda Fairstein (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 at 3:22pm

Devlin Quick is a girl that loves mysteries. In this book, Devlin’s friend Liza thinks she sees some steel, a very rare map from a book. Devlin believes her and starts trying to figure the case out with some help from her friends, Booker and Liza. They first go to the library to find some more clues. At the library they find 3 names John Williams, Walter Blodgett, and some initials with something written next to them. PJS were the initials and they later find that PJS stands for Preston J. Savage. The library said he was a friend but Devlin isn’t so sure. Devlin thinks he’s the thief. Is Preston Savage really the thief? Will Devlin and her friends find the thief? Find out in Into the Lion’s Den!

I liked this book because it was very exciting and fun. It was exciting and fun because it was hard to guess what would happen next. I really liked how Devlin never gave up and tried her hardest until she found the thief. I think people who love mysteries would really like this book. 

- Jiyoo, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Into the Lion's Den will be available November 15.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Sting by Jude Watson (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at 3:31pm

This was an okay book. It's about four sibilings and their names are Jules, Izzy, March, and Darius. Darius goes to the bank by himself, then he runs into a man that says he will keep their money safe, when the man actually stole it. They don't even know what his name is, but they have to find them. Their parents don't even know either. Darius wishes that on that day, he could of just walked away from the bank. Will they get their money back? Read Sting to find out!

- Alicia, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Books of the Season 2016

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Nov 04, 2016 at 4:21pm

Our annual holiday catalogue, Books of the Season, has arrived for 2016.

In it you will find all of the latest and greatest books, media, and gifts to get you ready for the holidays.

You may pick up a free copy of the catalogue in any of our bookstores, or you can browse it right now in your browser.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter

27 Magic Words by Sharelle Byars Moranville (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Nov 03, 2016 at 5:09pm

Although ten-year-old Kobi’s parents sailed into a storm at sea five years ago, she knows they are alive. If she says “Avanti!” she can see them. Now that her life is being turned upside down again, she will need the magic words her mother left behind more than ever. Instead of living with wealthy Grandmamma in Paris, Kobi and her sister will temporarily stay in Des Moines, Iowa. There, the girls will, as Uncle Wim puts it, “live like normal kids for a change.” To fit in at her new school Kobi tells lies that soon catch up with her. In a heart-wrenching climax, she must confront not only the untruths she has told others but the stories she has made herself believe. Only then will she be able to grieve for her parents and move on with her life.

I read the book 27 Magic Words. I thought it was a good book. What I liked about it is that the author made you feel sorry for the characters when sad things happened. I liked 27 Magic Words a lot, it was the kind of book that you cant stop reading. I also liked it because I love reading magical and mysterious books and this book is perfect for that.

- Hadley, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

To Stay Alive by Skila Brown (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 at 6:16pm

The Graves family, like many others, travels west to California for a new and better life. Along the way this family meets many challenges that force this family to come together and to make sacrifices for survival. To Stay Alive is a decent and elegant novel made up of short poems. I would recommend this book for anyone who is partial to historical fiction and poetry. I loved how accurate this book is. Prepare to learn about a fascinating events in history like the the Donner Party of 1846. And enjoy it at the same time!

- Amy, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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