River Readers

  • Invisible Emmie

    This cute graphic is about a shy, middle school aged girl who is so quiet and shy she feels invisible. Then one day the worst thing imaginable happens (in the mind of a middle school girl, anyway) how will Emmie handle it?

    I truly enjoyed Emmie’s story and loved the artwork and the sass in some of the drawings and cute little quirks of humor that were throughout.

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  • Just Like Jackie

    Robinson is being raised by her grandpa. She has no knowledge of her mom other than that she is dead. She doesn't even know her mom's name. She has so many questions for her grandpa but he refuses to speak of her background. His memory is slipping and Robbie is afraid that she may never know if she waits too long to question him.

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  • The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle

    Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason's learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard.

    An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day.

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  • My Lady Jane

    You probably think you know the story of Lady Jane Gray. She was made queen when Edward changed the line of succession to cut out Mary and Elizabeth. She lasted nine days before Mary took over and had her charged with treason and had Jane beheaded. That is not this story. This is how history should have happened, at least according to our lovely authors. The basics are still there but it turns out it is not a war between Catholics and Protestants that set off the whole chain of events. It is a war between Verities and Eðians (ethians). Eðians can shape shift into animals.

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  • A Wolf Called Wander

    This is a story about a wolf called Swift who is separated from his pack when a new pack moves into their territory. Swift's journey covers 1000 miles through the Oregon wilderness. He encounters men and learns the dangers of men and their guns and to stay away from their vehicles and the deadly black river. He is accompanied on most of his journey by a raven who helps him find food and shelter, but the raven finds its own pack and Swift is on his own. A forest fire forces him to flee high into the mountains where he eventually finds his own territory and a mate. 

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  • The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter

    This sequel to Mad Wolf's Daughter finds Drest running for her life. Having been given the dreaded label of "wolf's head" Drest is in dire danger. Sir Oswyn has lied about her having killed the true heir to Faintree Castle so he can assume the title of Lord. Having the "wolf's head" label thrust upon her means that there is a sizable ransom for her head to be brought back to Sir Oswyn. Desperate to find a way to restore Lord Faintree to his castle and his rightful title, Drest, Tig and Emerick along with Drest's father and brothers find danger, adventure and treachery.

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  • Mad Wolf's Daughter

    After a late night raid on their encampment, Drest is the only one left in her family war-band. Drest must try to rescue her father and brothers from Faintree Castle where in just four days they will hang. During the raid, Drest witnesses one of the enemy knights try to kill a fellow knight. Unable to allow the injured knight to die at the bottom of the ravine, Drest rescues him and plans to use him in a trade, one knight for one of her family members.

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  • The Other Einstein

    In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

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  • Daisy Jones and the Six

    Daisy Jones and the Six is written as an oral history of a famous band in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The Six was a group making its way in the channels of rock and roll when an impertinent young ingenue darkens their door and the rest was rock and roll history.

    I loved this novel. It is written in a unique and engaging format that makes you wonder if this is fact or fiction. I highly recommend it.

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  • Making Bombs for Hitler

    Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won't she?

    But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II.

    Lida's parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow.

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  • Walking with Miss Millie

    Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia - a too small, too hot, dried-up place she's sure will never feel like home. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor's dog. But Clarence won't budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together.

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  • Saving Marty

    Eleven-year-old Lorenzo Ventura knows heroes are rare - like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet.

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  • Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

    This book, claims author Rick Reilly, is not political -- it is about sports and his love of golf, a game of honor. When he read the ludicrous claim that Donald Trump had won 18 club championships, it inspired this book. The president is an excellent golfer and an engaging partner (as Reilly knows first-hand), yet is widely known for cheating and wild claims because "everyone does it" and "it sounds better." Much of Trump's life -- his upbringing, his business dealings, his penchant for lawsuits, and his inability to lose or let go of a grudge -- is examined, using golf as a lens.

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  • Tony's wife

    "Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore before World War II. Chi Chi is a talented and ambitious singer-songwriter working in a local blouse factory looking for her big break, while Saverio, a singer already on the rise, is fronting a touring band and has the good looks and smooth vocals that make success seem assured. It isn't long before Saverio becomes Tony Arma and he and Chi Chi form a duo; together they navigate the glamorous worlds of nightclubs, radio, and television.

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  • The Book of Essie


    "Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."--Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant

    A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.

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