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The Long Beach Public Library Summer Reading Club runs June 13 through August 2, 2014.
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Book Reviews
Title
Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder
Author
Barbara Park
Rating
3
Title
Naruto vol: 21
Author
Masahi Kishimoto
Review
Tsunade elevates the position of fifth Honkage. She immediately attends to medical needs of Sauske and Lee. Soon after Sasuke's recovery he befriends the sound Ninja Four. Tsunade sends a team to bring Sasuke back.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Dork Diaries 7
Author
Rachell Ruseell Renee
Review
Nikki get a call from a famous person and he gives Nikki backstage tickets. But Mackenzie went and stole the tickets without them knowing and she lies to them about it.  Library Catalog
Rating
3
Title
Warriors
Author
Hunter, Erin
Review
Wonderful  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
One More Thing
Author
Novak, BJ
Review
Fresh and hilarious-great short story collection. My favorite stories are about famous people from John Grisham to Elvis.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Saving Faith
Author
David Baldacci
Review
Very good. Lots of action, suspenseful.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
Dead End in Norvelt
Author
Gantos, Jack
Rating
2
Title
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Author
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Title
Muller, Marcia
Author
The Night Searchers
Review
Great suspenseful well written book  Library Catalog
Rating
4
Title
My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Fall Out
Author
Lauren Child
Title
The Waiter
Author
Waiten Rant
Review
This was so disappointing. Too much "filler" and not enough real stories.  Library Catalog
Rating
2
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Title
Nantucket Blue
Author
Leila Howland
Review
This was a great summer read about the island of Nantucket. Cricket's best friend Jules sadly loses her mother unexpectedly. The family always travels to Nantucket but at this time all Jules wants to do is be left alone. Even alone without her bestie Cricket. Cricket falls for Jules' younger brother Zack and thus begins a secret romance. A great refreshing sweet read!   Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
Ruddy Gore
Author
Kerry Greenwood
Review
The title is a play on Ruddigore, a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Murder, a ghost and revenge stalk a theater production, and Phryne Fisher is asked by management to find solve the mystery. One of the series by Kerry Greenwood that the LBPL system does not have. I will be donating it.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Confessions. The Private School Murders
Author
Patterson, James & Paetro Maxine
Review
Delightful and suspenseful good book for a teenager to read. this is a sequel and I now want to read the first book.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Author
Rick Roirdan
Review
If you love mythology and gods, check out this book based on them in the 21st century  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Full Metal Alchemist vol 20
Author
Arakawa, Hiromu
Review
Loved it, can't wait to read more  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Ancient Egypt
Author
DR. George Hart
Review
People living in Ancient Egypt lived beside the Nile River many thousands of years ago  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Winter's tale
Author
Shakespeare
Title
Secret Life of Violet Grant
Author
William, Beatriz
Review
Fun, Well-written caper w/a great heroine-sassy, funny, strong.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
this is a moose
Author
Richard Morris
Review
This book is about a moose and his aspiration about being an astronaut and making his dreams come true  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Falling Leaves
Author
Mah, Adeline Yen
Review
This was the incredibly sad story of a young daughter who was obviously not wanted in her family.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Outlander
Author
Diana Galabadon
Review
After WW1 Claire Beauchem and her husband take a trip to Scotland. While she is adventuring alone on the hills she falls through the stones and ends up in 18th century Scotland. She meets redheaded Jaime Frasher and marries him to save herself from an unpleasant possibility of prison. This is an exciting story off a time traveler and her life in the past. On the eve of the battle at Culloden she is sent back through the stones by Jaime to save herself and their unborn child. First book in a series of 7.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
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Title
Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians
Author
Jackie Mims Hopkins
Review
Variation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This story takes place at a library. Very entertaining with genre/reading vocabulary. Not in the Long Beach system. I got it from L.A. County.  Library Catalog
Rating
5
Title
Forcing the Spring
Author
Jo Becker
Review
Behind-the-scene blow-by-blow account of legal battles for same sex marriage.  Library Catalog
Rating
4
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Title
Courtney Crumrin Vol 5 The Witch Next Door
Author
Ted Naifeh
Review
Courtney finally makes a friend--a girl her own age who is just as reckless as she was when she first began experimenting with magic. Is this a good thing? She also ends up in a lot of trouble.

Naifeh has never hesitated to show just how vulnerable Courtney is despite all her posturing & power. Here, he also shows just why people are afraid of her. The book-as-object is beautiful.  Library Catalog
Rating
5