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In Ghosts of the Titanic, Kevin is an eleven year old boy who doesn't feel like he's living up to his Dad's expectation of being a soccer star. His teachers think he jokes around too much, but he's trying to turn over a new leaf. His obsession with the Titanic combined with a family mystery pulls him to the edge...
Author Jacqueline Guest takes us on a wild ride on the Great Eastern during its voyage to lay the first trans-Atlantic cable between England and Newfoundland in Ghost Messages. Ailish is a thirteen year old Irish fortune teller who stows away on the ship to retrieve her family's fortune from a thief. During her adventure she not only learns about...
This stand alone sequel to Anna Kerz's The Mealworm Diaries continues the story of Aaron Waite, a different boy, who is about to meet his father eight years after his Mother's death when he was just a baby.  Better than Weird brings us along Aaron's journey. Aaron desperately wants to be 'normal' and fit in so his dad will like him...
In The Gargoyle Overhead, Garoth and Ambergine are separated and trying to find each other once again.  This sequel to The Gargoyle in my Backyard tells readers about Garoth's previous life. Set in Toronto, there are many references to landmarks that local readers enjoy identifying. Not much character development, particularly around The Collector and why he is so mean and selfish. The idea...
About the Book... Neil Flambe and the Aztec Abduction by Kevin Sylvester was our next selection.  A complete 360 from The Breadwinner; I suppose the girls wanted a bit of a light read for once!  The Aztec Abduction is the second book in the Neil Flambe series, the first of which (Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders) won the Silver...
About the Book... After the holiday season, we tackled our first Silver Birch book, The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard.  The book reminded me of The Bridge to Terabithia even though I only saw the movie and never read the book.  The typical story of a cautious boy who becomes enthralled by a girl full of life (aren't they all?) who moves into the small...

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