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Imaginative and Memorable Movies

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eMedia and Movies and Music | Tagged with action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantastic film finds, fantasy, Love Stories, memory, movies, relationships, romance, romantic comedies, Sci-Fi and streaming movies

Looking for quirky or out of the ordinary movies? The selections in this blog post will stick with you long after watching them. This is part of a series called Fantastic Film Finds featuring less mainstream viewing recommendations.

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15 Intriguing Spy Novels Written by Women Featuring Female Spies

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with action, adventure, CIA, conspiracies, cyberterrorism, Detective and Mystery Fiction, espionage, Historical Fiction, Political Fiction, secret agents, spies, Spy Fiction, spy stories, Suspense Fiction, Thrillers, War Fiction, women intelligence officers, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II Fiction

Spy stories with strong female protagonists, espionage, intrigue, action and adventure.

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Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted 4 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with adventure, adventurers, biographies, climbing, drama, hermits, hiking, memoirs, mountaineers, nature, outdoors, solitude, survival stories, true crime and unsolved mysteries

From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.

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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 4 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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Diverse Voices in Juvenile Literature

Posted 10 months ago by Regina S

Posted in Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adventure, children with disabilities, Coming of Age, Families - Fiction, friendship - fiction, Humorous Fiction, identity, juvenile fiction, LGBTQIA, multicultural, realistic fiction, short stories for kids and social issues

A small collection of juvenile books for middle graders exploring the complexity and diversity of experiences children are faced with in our society today.

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