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Aground on St. Thomas by Rebecca M. Hale
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Ava and Taco Cat by Carol Weston
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Emily and the Strangers Volume 2: Breaking the Record by Rob Reger
Eric by Terry Pratchett
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift by Simon Oliver
5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai
The Flying Beaver Brothers: Birds vs. Bunnies by Maxwell Eaton III
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Hanging by a Thread by Monica Ferris
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2: 1981-1983 by Ed Piskor
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
Monkey Truck by Michael Slack
Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb
Omens by Kelley Armstrong
The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1 by Eric Colossal
The Salamander Spell by E.D. Baker
Sophie's Fish by A.E. Cannon
Speak Easily by Clarence Budington Kelland
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
25 Roses by Stephanie Faris
Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter

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Moonpenny Island: 12/12/15

Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb

Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb is a middle grade novel about life on a small island on the American side of Lake Erie. Though her island is completely fictional, it's description and the surrounding cities make it easy to place near Middle Bass Island.

Flor is looking forward to being a sixth grader with her best friend in the small school on Moonpenny. Those dreams are shattered when her friend is shipped to the mainland for a larger public school. In Sylvie's place is the daughter of a geologist, here with her father to study trilobites. Flor's time spent with them gives her a chance to reexamine her own place on Moonpenny Island.

Moonpenny Island is a quiet book. It is an emotion blend of Lucy Maud Montgomery's books and Non Non Biyori, a manga and series about school life in rural Japan.

Four stars

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