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Juvenile Fiction Selection: The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

Princess Magnolia is not your average princess.  She is sipping hot chocolate and enjoying some scones with the Duchess, but then the monster alarms sounds and she becomes The Princess in Black!  When the monsters start threatening the goats, it's up to the Princess to stop them, along with the help of her trusty stead, Frimpepants.  Princess Magnolia, disguised in black, sets off to save the kingdom.  Can she stop the monsters and keep the nosy duchess from discovering her secret identity?  This is a fun read for any child who loves princesses with a little less frill and a little more adventure!  (Grades K-3 School Library Journal)

Horror for Teens: The Cemetery Boys

When Stephen moves to the small, midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. The town has a dark secret, right out of an urban legend. The twins are caught in the middle of this secret, and Stephen must decide where his allegience lies.

Runaway Pony

Willa and Ben are back again in Runaway Pony, the 3rd book in a series called Marguerite Henry's Misty Inn.  Fully Moon Fancy is a pony with a knack for getting in mischief and also helps Starbuck, Willa and Ben's favorite pony get into trouble!   When Starbuck gets out at night, a nighttime adventure begins.  Fans of Marguerite Henry will enjoy this series.  And, by the way, the author, Kristin Earhart, grew up in Worthington, Ohio!

"Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis" by Timothy Egan

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This is the biography of Edward Curtis, a talented photographer.  His obsession was to photograph and document the American Indian before destruction of their ways. Egan writes is a riveting story of how Curtis spent ten years, sacrificed his marriage and family, finances and health to produce a twenty volume work The North American Indian. The photographs at the end of each chapter are a good accompaniment to the text.

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