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Fireworks (Book 2 of the Soul Sight Mysteries)Fireworks (Book 2 of the Soul Sight Mysteries)
Janet McLaughlin
Dreams aren’t real. Psychic teen Zoey Christopher knows the difference between dreams and visions better than anyone, but ever since she and her best friend returned from spring vacation, Zoey’s dreams have been warning her that Becca is in danger. But a dream isn’t a vision—right? Besides, Zoey has other things to worry about, like the new, cute boy in school. Dan obviously has something to hide, and he won’t leave Zoey alone—even when it causes major problems with Josh, Zoey’s boyfriend. Is it possible he knows her secret? Then, one night, Becca doesn’t answer any of Zoey’s texts or calls. She doesn’t answer the next morning either. When Zoey’s worst fears come true, her only choice is to turn to Dan, whom she discovers has a gift different from her own but just as powerful. Is it fate? Will using their gifts together help them save Becca, or will the darkness win? Discover what’s real and what’s just a dream in Fireworks, book two of the Soul Sight Mysteries!Dreams aren’t real. Psychic teen Zoey Christopher knows the difference between dreams and visions better than anyone, but ever since she and her best friend returned from spring vacation, Zoey’s dreams have been warning her that Becca is in danger. But a dream isn’t a vision—right? Besides, Zoey has other things to worry about, like the new, cute boy in school. Dan obviously has something to hide, and he won’t leave Zoey alone—even when it causes major problems with Josh, Zoey’s boyfriend. Is it possible he knows her secret? Then, one night, Becca doesn’t answer any of Zoey’s texts or calls. She doesn’t answer the next morning either. When Zoey’s worst fears come true, her only choice is to turn to Dan, whom she discovers has a gift different from her own but just as powerful. Is it fate? Will using their gifts together help them save Becca, or will the darkness win? Discover what’s real and what’s just a dream in Fireworks, book two of the Soul Sight Mysteries!  
Fireworks (Book 2 of the Soul Sight Mysteries)
Our Wild and Precious Lives
"Our Wild and Precious Lives deals with the big questions of Life, Death, Love and Loss set against the backdrop of World War II and the Korean Conflict...it also deals with the social upheaval in families and societies caused by war, on both sides..."
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In 1960 Cold War Germany, Tom and Melly McCarron, teenage Army brats, contend with adolescence on a small American base near Bavaria, where their father, a decorated war veteran, begins a three-year tour of duty. As tensions in Berlin rise between the Allies and the Soviets, and threaten to bring about World War III, the base teenagers forge bonds of loyalty and love stronger than any of the adults understand.

Leaving New York on a night flight to Germany, the quiet, thoughtful Tom, and feisty, emotional Melly, are apprehensive about life in a foreign land. While they will attend the American high school in Würzburg, brother and sister realize they are the only stability each has had in their young lives. They also leave behind the sole adult they came to trust, their Aunt Deeny, a librarian who introduced them long ago to a way to cope with life's ups and downs—reading and books.

Confronting the overwhelming challenges of making new friends, adjusting to a foreign environment, and enrolling in yet another school, they also must endure their abusive father and moody war bride mother. But they are not fully aware of how their father's wartime experiences and sacrifices have left him scarred. Relying on their inner strength and resilience, they navigate the boundaries of military dependents—American teenagers with the same needs, yearnings and heartbreak as any of their generation.
Our Wild and Precious Lives
Stories from History's Dust Bin, Volume 1
Wayne Winterton
Stories from History's Dust Bin (vols 1-3) named the Arizona Book of the Year for 2016.

Stories from History's Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical vignettes, each volume containing over 120 short stories, each of which can be read in fifteen minutes or less. The books make perfect companions for travel, relaxing near the pool, great substitutes for in-flight magazines, and ideal for those times when you're stuck in the doctor's waiting room.

The books feature the unusual, such as the story of Mary Toft who, in 1726, had a lot of folks, including members of King George's court, convinced she had given birth to nine rabbits; and the story of Franz Haydn, the Father of Music, whose head was stolen after his death in 1809, and remained so for 145 years before being reunited with its body, and the story about Larry Walters, who in 1982, "slipped the surly bonds of earth," in a Sears & Roebuck lawn chair, to which were affixed 45 army surplus helium balloons. After leveling off, two pilots (TWA &Delta) radioed the Long Beach, California, tower that a guy in a lawn chair had just smiled and waved to them at 16,000 feet. Those are but three of the 366 stories contained in the set.
Stories from History's Dust Bin, Volume 1
Summer of Elves
Joanne Vruno
Summer of Elves is an enchanting fantasy about a twelve-year-old girl thrust into a magical world she knew nothing about. Trained by her grandmother, Aly must learn how her new-found talent and embrace the responsibility of seeing a mythical world that most humans never will see. In this coming-of-age novel, our heroine needs to embrace these powers so that good conquers evil.
Summer of Elves
The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book
Sybrina Durant

"The metal horned unicorns are doomed!" That's what Lauda Lead Horn wailed when she first saw the tribe's new savior. OK, so his horn was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was really a puny little runt. But doomed? Were things really that bad?

Well, things were pretty bad in the land of MarBryn. Magh, an evil sorcerer utilized unicorn horns and hooves to create his magical potions and spells. Those he used, to increase his power and to conquer everyone in his path. All of the unicorns from the Tribe of the Metal Horn were now gone . . . except for twelve survivors.

Before the blue unicorn was born, Numen told Alumna, the aluminum-horned oracle, that he had a plan to bring the tribe back home to Unimaise. His prophecy to Alumna was, "Only the blue unicorn can join with the Moon-Star. Until then, no new unicorns will be born." Blue was the last unicorn born. Twenty years later, his horn was still covered with a plain blue colored hide. There was not a glint of metal to be seen on it or his hooves.

Everyone knew no metal meant no magic.

But Blue had a mission and he meant to see it through. He was no longer scrawny and he had his wits. Though no one else in the tribe thought he had a chance of defeating the evil sorcerer, Blue felt ready to make Magh pay for his evil deeds. And he went off to do it alone. That was Blue's first mistake. If the entire tribe was not standing horn-tip to horn-tip at the proper time and the exact place to help usher the Moon-Star Spirit into Blue's horn, he would die. Then, the rest of the tribe really would be doomed.

Blue is joined in his travels by his mentor Gaiso, the Stag and his friend, Girasol the Firebird as they try to find their way across a danger-filled MarBryn to Muzika Woods. Will the rest of Blue's tribe reach him before the Moon-Star arrives? Read this action packed adventure to learn about the blue unicorn's quest to fulfill his destiny and to save his tribe.

This book, written by Sybrina Durant and illustrated by Dasguptarts, is presented in chapter book style with lots of pictures in order to keep young readers Interest. It is meant for teen readers and up. Get the companion coloring book, too, at any online bookstore.

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm Illustrated Book
The Island of Beyond
Elizabeth Atkinson
Eleven-year-old Martin can hardly imagine a worse summer. Martin's dad wants him to like "normal" boy things playing sports and exploring the outdoors so he sends Martin to his great-aunt Lenore, who lives on a tiny island called Beyond. Nothing about Beyond is what Martin expects, certainly not the strange, local boy who unexpectedly befriends Martin. Solo can canoe and climb trees and survive on his own in the wilderness, and Martin's drawn to him in a way he doesn't quite understand. But he's not sure he can trust Solo. In fact, can he trust anything about this strange island, where everyone seems to be keeping secrets?
The Island of Beyond
The Town of Mohaba (Volume 1) - DEATH
Nazanin Marzban
We kept hoping the sun would shine over the trees again. Instead, the dark miserable clouds that spread from the mountains out over the town remained. Mohaba’s residents had gotten used to the ugly weather, unending rains, and dark gray clouds. How would their town be bright and full of life when demons possessed every corner of it? It had not been a pleasant place to live for its people, their parents, grandparents and even their great-grandparents. Some of the people ran away in the hopes of finding a neighboring town. The ones remaining had no access to any news. They did not know if their friends, neighbors, or family members who managed to get away were alive or dead. I know what happened to them. None of them survived. They were the lucky ones. The unlucky ones were the ones who had not ran away, who were left behind. Like them, I worried for my survival after many failed attempts to save Mohaba. I discovered I could not protect them if I could not protect myself. No choice remained considering what would be at stake. Without me on the earth, there would be no life after death.
The Town of Mohaba (Volume 1) - DEATH
Will Allen and the Terrible Truth - Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency series book #4
Jason Edwards
In this fourth installment in the Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency series, fledgling Monster Detective Will Allen has so far triumphed over horrors of every kind, and even survived his mother\'s cooking, but now he faces a challenge that all of his skill, cleverness, and bravery are powerless against - dealing with GIRLS! And even if he muddles his way through that obstacle, can Will then rise to the occasion and save himself and his friends from living manifestations of their worst fears when his special monster-fighting tools, the RevealeR and the MonsterScope, suddenly lose their magical powers?
Will Allen and the Terrible Truth - Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency series book #4

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