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Watch Hollow is the story of Oliver and Lucy Tinker. A man named Mr. Quigley asks Charles Tinker (Oliver and Lucy's father) to fix a broken clock at a house he bought called Blackford House, which is located in Watch Hollow. The Tinkers accept.

When they come to Blackford House, they find that the lot on which the house is built is surrounded by an unusual forest called the Shadow Woods. Upon coming into the house (which is in awful condition) they spot a huge, unmoving clock that has animal-shaped holes where the numbers were supposed to be.

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Elisa Silverglade Rader’s Meeting My Anxiety picture book describes a youth’s experience with her personified anxiety. The anxiety follows the girl around, bullying her and making her daily life harder. The girl discovers that she must accept and identify her anxiety to overcome and live alongside it. Accompanying the story are the instructions to a breathing exercise to be performed in the face of anxiety.

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The author, Louiesa, tells the story of starting a company and a family, and raising both in the tumultuous South African environment. She faced numerous challenges, both with her in-laws and her business partners treating her unfairly, yet she still managed to keep her head high and remain true to her beliefs. When changing laws and unfair business practices favored larger companies over hers, she fought back, working for her company, Sterling Debt Recoveries, to have a seat at the table.

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Moonlight in the Forest is a continuation of the FeyTerrah series with a few new twists. The ring bearers have been found, and with them, true friends of the fey as well. Lily and Dreamer are now given the task of gathering all the rules of FeyTerrah to decide on how to continue. The passage between the border of FeyTerrah and Earth has been extremely restricted, but Lily and Dreamer intend to change that. With true friends to the fey and elves in Earth, it might be a time for second chances.

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Milla knows the dangers of the town. The danger if she doesn’t take precautions. The danger of any young girl the demon possesses. Milla and her family do all that is necessary to keep the demon out of her. When her brother's potential fiancée, Iris, joins them for a visit, it looks like the demon has arrived. And she’s come through Iris. The only way to save Iris (Milla’s new and only friend) is to break the curse.

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In a futuristic America where the government has almost total control, a girl named Vivica gets pregnant with her ex-boyfriend. Getting pregnant is against the law, so Vivica runs away with this guy named Drake who helps keep her pregnancy hidden. Other people help Vivica go into hiding, while Martina—a lady who works for Vivica's mom—searches for her. Vivica's mom is a governor who's trying to become president. Her mom insists that she abort the baby, but Vivica will do everything she can to save her baby.

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I’m Ok is a book about a boy called Ok and the struggle of living in America with his mother. Ok and his mom go through a moving process to a smaller home. Ok’s has a braiding business at school, and he goes through the struggle of hating his soon-to-be new dad. Ok runs away to his father’s dream house and tries to live there for a couple of days, and his friends, Mickey and Asa go looking for him.

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