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Frazzled by Booki Vivat (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 3:29pm

This book takes you on an adventure through Abbie Wu’s life. Author Booki Vivat describes in detail how Abbie feels about many things. Abbie has a strong opinion about everything, from not being in her friend’s class at school to what she gets in her lunch. Join Abbie Wu as she figures out who she is, what her thing is, and mostly how to survive middle school.

I liked the similes, hyperboles and details used in this book. I would rate it 3.5 stars for anyone in grades 2-4.

- Heidi, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Stick to Reading and "I Love to Read" Month

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 at 4:55pm

This winter, McNally Robinson Booksellers is teaming up with the Manitoba Moose and the Saskatoon Blades to celebrate "I Love to Read" Month!

Students and teachers in Winnipeg and Saskatoon can enter their classroom into a draw for a chance to win a visit from players of their local team.

Read all about the contests after the jump...

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

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The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 6:26pm

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The Secret of a Heart Note is your average contemporary read with a nice twist. Our heroine Mimoma descends from a long line of aromateurs. This means that she can smell heartbreak and identify anything from a hint of emotion to someone's lovesickness from a distance away. With this ability, Mim thinks she is doomed to weeding herbs, mixing love elixirs and matchmaking her entire life (since this is an aromateur's job afterall). But a series of accident involving a matchmaking gone wrong, an unexpected request and a boy suddenly change everything, even her heart.

This book is certainly a cute and lovely read, I don't necessary adored it but I like it enough to recommend it to others. Beside several familiar tropes that I've seen enough in contemporary novels, the touch of magic definitely made up for it. It spiced up the plot as well as my enjoyment for this book. Mimosa is a well rounded character, I connected with her optimism when things don't work out and how she wants badly to do things she was told not to. It was also nice to see the family dynamic, the friendship and the romance turns out the way I had hoped. Definitely check out this book if you are in need of a light and cute read. 3.5/5 Stars.

- Phuong, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Lost Property Office by James R Hannibal (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 at 6:54pm

Did you lose a glove or perhaps misplace your phone? Well call Jack Buckles, and you'll have it back in no time. Twelve-year-old Jack Buckles is just an ordinary boy until he finds out that he has the ability to find things very quickly. He is a tracker. A person who can see into the past by touching objects. He is the thirteenth son in the family line of Buckles and therfore he has amazing abilities. But, when a mysterious villan kidnaps Jack's father, even Jack cannot solve this alone. He gets the help of an experienced clerk, named Gwen, from the Ministry of Trackers, a group of trackers who are responsible for keeping the trackers "in line". Can Jack and Gwen solve the mystery? Or will Jack's father be missing forever? Find out in Lost Propery Office.

- Max, a Two Thumbs Up reivewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 at 12:32pm

Meet Anton and Cecil, two mystery solving cats. They are alley cats, and when a new mystery comes calling, they go and solve it. This time, at a fair, white puppies are disappearing without a trace. But instead of one villain, there are actually two! Thanks to some cats, dogs, circus animals, and a burning circus tent, lots of exciting things happen.

Will the puppies ever be found? Will the mystery be solved? Read Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft to find out.

- Eden, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft  will be available December 27. 

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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