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The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight

When budding artist Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his father’s gallery are alive, he’s pulled into a world he never knew existed. With devious plots, shady characters, and grand art heists, this inventive mystery adventure celebrates art and artists and is perfect for fans of Night at the Museum and Blue Balliett’s Chasing Vermeer. Rule #1: Don’t let anyone know the paintings are alive. Thirteen-year-old Mona Dunn has adhered to that rule for almost one hundred years, ever…

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Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

In a world where magic has disappeared and magis, once revered, are targeted by a ruthless king, Zélie has always feared she would share the fate of her mother, killed at the hands of the king’s guards when Zélie was just a child. Now, at seventeen, Zélie has a chance to bring magic back to the land of Orïsha. With the help of her brother Tzain and the fugitive Crown Princess Amari, she sets off on a journey to restore…

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Welcome to The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert’s fierce, captivating contemporary fantasy about a seventeen-year-old girl who must venture into the world behind a pitch-dark, cult-classic collection of fairy tales to save her mother. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate…

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Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Times–bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right. Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or…

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Far From The Tree by Robin Benway

A moving contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment, by acclaimed YA vet Robin Benway Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a…

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Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst

Asra is demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing in her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves. But Asras peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Ina’s village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for…

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The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

There is evil in the North country of Maevana, and king who should not be on the throne. Brienna lives in the south country of Magnalla, her Mother is from the south but her absentee father is from the north. Brienna is able to recall her (northern ) ancestor’s memories. Will she be able to remember enough to solve the mystery and set the right person on the throne. Mystery, politics, romance, intrigue. Renaissance France, follows a girl who finds…

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Riders Of The Realm: Across The Dark Water by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

The first book in a brand-new trilogy from the author of the Guardian Herd series, where Landwalkers (aka humans) rule in this new lush and perilous jungle world. Deep in the jungles of the Realm, the Sandwen clan live amongst deadly spit dragons and hordes of warring giants. But with their winged battle horses, they manage to keep their people safe. Meanwhile, a small herd of pegasi have journeyed across a treacherous ocean to settle in a new, and free,…

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Ice Wolves: Elementals Book One by Amie Kaufman

The first book in an electrifying new fantasy series about children who can shape shift into scorch dragons and ice wolves. Ice wolves and scorch dragons can’t possibly be related: the two groups are sworn enemies. When twins Anders and Rayna learn they have opposite powers, they must question their loyalty to each other and the true meaning of family. These rich identity struggles are seamlessly interwoven with high-stakes action. Great world-building and setting – plus protagonists as well as…

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Linda's Story Time is a full service, independent book store located in Monroe, CT. We specialize in children’s books from ages 0-18. In addition, we offer an newly expanded adult section for an eclectic mix of the best fiction and nonfiction books and other special gifts for the book lover on your list!

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