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Staff Reviews by Janice Pankratz

'Need'  by  Joelle Charbonneau

"Need" by Joelle Charbonneau

★★★★ The teens in Nottawa Wisconsin high school are joining the newest, hottest networking site and answering one question: what do you need. In exchange for a minor task, the NEED site will fulfill their request. One of the teens, Kaylee, is desperate to help her brother who needs a new kidney. Others are asking for backstage passes to a concert, new iPhones...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, Mystery

'The Eighth Day'  by  Dianne K. Salerni, David McClellan

"The Eighth Day" by Dianne K. Salerni, David McClellan

★★★★ In this fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old orphan Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day. The eighth day is an extra twenty-four hours between Wednesday and Thursday. Jax along with other gifted people live on the eighth day, an extra day of the week. Jax meets a mysterious girl named Evangeline imprisoned next door locked in the eighth day. The girl is...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

'Vintage'  by  Susan Gloss

"Vintage" by Susan Gloss

★★★★★ The main character is a small-town girl named Violet Turner with a flair for fashion. She opens a vintage used clothing store in Madison, WI. If you are familiar with that area, you will enjoy the different descriptions about the city. She develops friendships with two women who help her in her shop and also have problems with love. Old clothes are captured...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Fiction

'Santa Claus and The Three Bears'  by  Maria Modugno

"Santa Claus and The Three Bears" by Maria Modugno

★★★★★ The three bears weren't expecting company when they went for a walk on Christmas Eve. But who should appear but the merry old gentleman himself - Santa Claus! Santa tries out the Christmas pudding, the chairs and then the beds. Find out what happens when the three bears come home from their walk. Wonderful pictures and whimsical prose make for a lovely...

Audience: Children | Genre: Fiction, Picture Book, Holiday