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Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
The Arncliffe Puzzle by Gordon Holmes
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
Code Name Pauline by Pearl Witherington Cornioley and Kathryn J. Atwood
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The Field of Wacky Inventions by Patrick Carman
Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young
Grizzwold by Syd Hoff
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
The Last Sewer Ball by Steven Schindler
Let's Call it Canada: Amazing Stories of Canadian Place Names by Susan Hughes, Clive Dobson and Julie Dobson
The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Mr. Pratt's Patients by Joseph C. Lincoln
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Return of the Player by Michael Tolkin
Roadside Picnic by Arkady Stragosky and Boris Stragosky
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 by Gail Carriger
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
Trust No One by Linda Sue Park
Undead by Kirsty McKay
Voltron Force Volume 3: Twin Trouble by Brian Smith
Undead by Kirsty McKay
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram

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Kat, Incorrigible: 07/04/14

cover artKat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis is a the start of a tween Regency series that mixes deportment, magic and mystery. Katherine Ann Stephenson has cut her hair in hopes of running away to the high seas so she can send home enough money to save her sister from being forced into a less than pleasant marriage.

Unfortunately for Kat, she's been caught and now must go with her sisters to London for the opening of the season. She has a few distractions, though, namely a secret magic club her mother was once a member of. Now that she's found her mother's stash of magical items, she can begin her training as a witch. But she'll have to do it secretly because her step mother would rather she be a proper lady.

I'm not normally a fan of Regency period books, though in recent years I've finally warmed to the likes of Jane Austen. I have Beth Pattillo and Shannon Hale to thank. Burgis's writing has a similar wit and light-heartedness as Austen but written in a language that is accessible to younger readers.

That's not to say this is a simplistic book. Far from it. There is a great mystery full of real danger for Kat and her family. The experience gives a chance to experience how magic works in Kat's world and to see real character growth for her and her family.

Five stars

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