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#BookReview: Scream All Night by Derek Milman #MPBooks

Scream All Night book coverTitle: Scream All Night

Author: Derek Milman

Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Genre: YA Contemporary

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Description: DARIO HEYWARD KNOWS ONE THING He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.
But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film–The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past–and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy–and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens–Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.
With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past–and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?Read More »

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#BookReview: Tropical Terry by Jarvis #MPBooks

Tropical Terry book coverTitle: Tropical Terry

Author/Illustrator: Jarvis

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: Coral Reef City is home to the flashiest, most fancy fish in the ENTIRE ocean.  And then there’s Terry…Read More »

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#BookReview: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis #MPBooks

Alan's Big Scary Teeth book coverTitle: Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

Author/Illustrator: Jarvis

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book, Board book, Humour

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Description: This is Alan.  Alan is very scary.  He says things like “I’M BIG, SCARY ALAN!  FEAR MY RAZOR-SHARP TEETH!”  But all is not as it seems.  Alan, you see, has a very BIG (not-so-scary) secret…Read More »

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#BookReview: Square by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen #MPBooks

Square book coverTitle: Square

Author: Mac Barnett

Illustrator: Jon Klassen

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: This is a book about Square.  This book is also about Square’s friend Circle.  Square is trying to make something perfect, like Circle is.  Bit it’s really hard to make something perfect…Read More »

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#BookReview: Can’t Catch Me! by Timothy Knapman & Simona Ciraolo #MPBooks

Can't Catch Me book coverTitle: Can’t Catch Me!

Author: Timothy Knapman

Illustrator: Simona Cirolo

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s picture book

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Description: This is Jake, the fastest mouse in the world.  NO ONE can catch him.  Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear.  Poor Old Tom Cat doesn’t stand a chance.  Or…does he?Read More »

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#BookReview: Judy Moody Saves the World! by Megan McDolnald & Peter H. Reynolds #MPBooks

Judy Moody Saves the World book coverTitle: Judy Moody Saves the World!

Author: Megan McDonald

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Children’s/middle grade fiction, humour

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Description: Where would the world be without Judy Moody?
Learning about the destruction of the rainforest puts Judy in the mood to whip the planet into shape.  Someone needs to save the world, and she’s the girl to do it!
The adventures of Judy Moody are sure to put you into a very Judy Moody mood!Read More »