YA FIC: I am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

September: Young Adult Fiction Pick This spy/murder-mystery/survival story will keep you interested start to finish and should appeal to anyone who loves an intense adventure. Robin

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J FIC: The Lost Rain Forest: Mez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer

September: Juvenile Fiction Have you finished Erin Hunter’s Warriors series?  Have you read all the Wings of Fire books? Did you love Spirit Animals? Here is a new animal series that will have you waiting on the sequel! Robin

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PIC FIC: North Woods Girl by Aimee Bissonette; illustrations by Claudio McGehee

September: Young Reader Pick This is a great picture book for Grandparents Day, Sept 9th. A girl and her grandmother appreciate their wild surroundings in this story. Robin

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September: Marbled Maine, Paintings by Jon Byrer

The stunning paintings in this exhibit were created by pouring layers of enamel oil paints onto the canvas. Jon is an artist living and working in mid-coast Maine. He graduated from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Jon

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NONFIC: The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, by Helen Thorpe

August: NonFiction Pick I loved this book.  It describes a year in a classroom in South High school in Denver, Colorado, which is an entry level language classroom for refugee children.  New students keep arriving as the year progresses, until

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