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Lemons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524700126
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

The book Lemons, by Melissa Savage, starts out with Lemonade Liberty Witt moving to Willow Creek to her grandpa charlie’s house. Later, Lemonade meets Tobin who is in love with Bigfoot. He even owns his own store that’s all about Bigfoot. Tobin goes on many adventures with Lemonade, like when they went to Mr. Harold’s farm. What happened was Mr. Harold was riding his horse and something hit him with a rock, and when he looked back he saw Bigfoot. So that night, Tobin and Lemonade went out to spend the night at Mr. Harold’s farm. In the middle of the night, it started to rain so they went outside to look for Bigfoot. You will have to read the book to find out what’s next. If you like adventure then you will love this book.


Dreaming the Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399557507
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2017

In the book Dreaming the Bear, by Mimi Thebo, there is this girl named Nancy. Nancy is sick because she has water in her lungs. Since she has water in her lungs, it is hard to breathe and she can’t get wet. Nancy gets bored really fast and snowshoes up a mountain. Up the side she finds a bear cave with the bear in it, but it has a wounded shoulder. When the bear wakes up it roars at Nancy but she says “It is me!” and then the bear opens up like it wants a hug. Dreaming the Bear is very well written, and if you like life or death situations and animals, read it.  ​


Interference Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545812320
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 27th, 2016

The book Interference, by Kay Honeyman, is a great book. The main character Kate Hamilton, a congressman’s daughter who loves photography, politics, volunteering, and lives in Washington D.C., gets stirred up in some trouble at school. Her parents are forced to hit the refresh button and take a vacation in Red Dirt, Texas. Kate doesn’t want to spend time in Red Dirt. She needs to make a plan to get volunteer hours for a recommendation she wants. She makes a new friend, Ana Gomez, and she thinks Ana and the star QB, Kyle Stone, are perfect for eachother. Will Kyle and Ana end up together? Will Kate get the recommendation? And will Kate’s trouble die down so they can go back to D.C.? You will have to find out for yourself. Get a copy at Saturn Booksellers. I recommend this book to people who love a romantic and surprising story. This is a 10 out of 10 book.


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ISBN: 9781623707491
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - September 1st, 2016

What a beautiful saying, well, it’s the title of a wonderful book written by Monika Schroder. The book has emotions you have never experienced. Wren, a twelve-year-old girl goes through some pretty difficult times after her father dies in a plane crash. Her mother moves her from the only home she’s ever known in Georgia to places she’s never thought of going. Then Wren and her mother find an apartment in Pyramid, Michigan. And meet some pretty great people who change their lives while healing the holes in their hearts. Stop by Saturn Booksellers in downtown Gaylord to get your copy and experience what Wren has.

- M. K.

Blue Madonna (Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #11) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616956424
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Published: Soho Crime - September 13th, 2016

If you like mystery books, war books, or both, the book Blue Madonna would be a great book for you. The book starts when Captain William Botle gets court-martialed on five counts. Once in the area where he is penalized, he goes on a dangerous mission and escapes. Soon he finds some people who become his friends. Two of them get murdered. Will they find out who the murderer is and what will they do? To find out read the book Blue Madonna.

- C. M.

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101940051
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 25th, 2017

In the book The Door in the Alley, by Adrienne Kress, Sebastian is trying to find out who the Filipendulous Five are and what they have to hide.

Sebastian is not like most kids, he doesn’t break rules, he doesn’t try to get in trouble, and he doesn’t like lying. So one day he finds a pig wearing a hat. The pig is terrified so Sebastian grabs the pig when it tries to bolt away when a man comes over saying, “My pig!”. The man says to come over to his house. When Sebastian is in the house, a woman invites him for tea. Unfortunately, the woman says he is trespassing and says to call the cops. But instead of calling the cops, she sets him to clean their whole house!

While he is cleaning, he finds a wooden box about the Filipendulous Five. So Sebastian sets out to find out more about the Filipendulous Five. Will he succeed? To find out, read book one in the Explorers series, The Door in the Alley, by Adrienne Kress.

- J.K.

Dog Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545581608
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Published: Graphix - August 30th, 2016

Dog Man, by Dav Pilkey, is a comic book that will keep you laughing from cover to cover. This book is definitely for people who like comics and funny books. It is easy to read but fun for all ages. The main character in this book is dog man. He is a cop who tries to keep the city safe from Petey, the evil cat and other villains. I definitely would give Dog Man a 5 star review.

- Chance N.

The Football Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385741835
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 4th, 2017

It all starts on a summer day right before Tess and Caleb are about to start high school and their friendship turns into a relationship over the summer. The relationship is about to come to an end. Caleb is deciding to try out for the football team and Tessa is trying out for the cross-country team. Also, Tessa enjoys playing football. Tessa decided to try out for the football team, as well. Things turn upside down when Tessa was ready to catch the ball and she missed it. Her dreams of making the team were crushed. After the game, her mom suggests that she choose either running or playing football. The decision is tough for Tessa because she doesn’t want to ruin her friendships. What sport do you think she decides to play? You better read the book to find out.

This book is great for girls and boys ages 11 and up who are athletes or are into football.

I would recommend this book, The Football Girl, because the storyline kept me interested in the book and wondering at the same time waiting to see what sport she chooses to participate in.

- K. B.