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Ten-year-old Chelsea Tennyson decides to take matters into her own hands and prove once and for all if an invisible God is really there.

Chelsea’s dad, Prince Tennyson—the nickname he earned for being so dashing in uniform—died last year in the Iraq war. After a mental breakdown, her mother moves the family to live with their grandmother in Phoenix. But before long, it becomes clear the entire family is suffering the loss of a man who was pivotal in the shaping of their lives. Her mom doesn’t believe God exists anymore, but Chelsea is afraid to believe it too, because if He doesn’t exist then she’ll never see her prince again…

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Title: Prince Tennyson

Author: Jenni James

Publisher: StoneHouse Ink

Release Date: April 16, 2012

ASIN: B007V512OA

Size: 126 pages, ebook

Genre: Middle Grade

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Putting her body in motion before her brain is in gear creates a mountain of problems for 12 year-old Ginnie West. She is certain that defending her twin brother, Toran, from the biggest bully in sixth grade was the right thing to do. But Ginnie couldn’t be more wrong.

She quickly figures out that Toran doesn’t appreciate being rescued by a girl any better than Charlie likes being knocked down by one. When Charlie seeks revenge on Ginnie, Toran sets aside his anger and helps her plot a playback prank at Charlie’s house.

Sadly, Ginnie learns that Charlie has a reason for being a bully when she sees his dad drop him to the floor like a ragdoll with one awful blow to the chest. Realizing he’s a boy in big trouble, Ginnie switches gears and decides to be his ally, even if he won’t let her be his friend.

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Title: Trouble Blows West (A Ginnie West Adventure)

Author: Monique Bucherger

Publisher: True West Publishing

Release Date: April 13, 2012


Size: 212 pages, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade

Ginnie West Series: The Secret Sisters Club (bk 1)

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The Secret Sisters Club by Monique Bucheger

March 22, 2012

Twelve-year-old BFF’s Ginnie and Tillie, want to be sisters. Tillie’s divorced mom plus Ginnie’s widowed dad could equal a lifetime of round-the-clock girl talk and slumber parties. Too bad Dad vowed to never marry again. Ginnie and Tillie form a secret club. They come up with the perfect mission to change his mind: ‘Operation Secret […]

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With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo

September 27, 2011

When Ollie’s daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit—it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother […]

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Wasatch Summer by Anola Pickett

April 5, 2011

Title: Wasatch Summer Author: Anola Pickett Publisher: Bonneville (CFI) Release Date: April 1, 2011 ISBN: 978-1599554815 Size: 160 pages, 5×7, softcover Genre: Middle Grade, Historical While eleven-year-old Hannah Turner cares for the family’s sheep alone in the mountains, she faces the most unlikely dangers – from snakes to Indians to the Bear Lake monster. This […]

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Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce by Frank L. Cole

November 17, 2010

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September 11, 2010

Title: The Year Money Grew On Trees Author: Aaron Hawkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Release Date: September 6, 2010 ISBN: 978-0547279770 Size: 304 pages, 6×8, hardcover Genre: Middle Grade (10 & up) Jackson Jones is surrounded by 300 wild apple trees and he needs to make them grow apples — thousands and thousands […]

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The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little

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The Enchanted Tunnel #2: Escape from Egypt

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Title: The Enchanted Tunnel #2: Escape from Egypt Author: Marianne Monson Publisher: Deseret Book Release Date: June, 2010 ISBN: Size: 96 pages, 5×7.5, softcover Genre: Middle Grade Historical This is a chapter book. It is not eligible for a Whitney Award. The adventure continues in Book 2: Escape from Egypt. This time Aria and Nathan […]

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The Pirate Bride by Ryan and Anna McKinley

May 27, 2010

Title: The Pirate Bride Author: Ryan & Anna McKinley Illustrator: Jerry Bennett Publisher: Outskirts Press Release Date: May 19, 2010 ISBN: 978-1432755454 Size: 95 pages, 6×9, softcover Genre: Middle Grade This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award. There is no escape from responsibility…even on vacation. That doesn’t stop 13 year-old Rachel from trying. […]

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Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams

April 17, 2010

Title: Palace Beautiful Author: Sarah DeFord Williams Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Release Date: April 15, 2010 ISBN: 978-0399252983 Size: 232 pages, 6×8″, hardcover Genre: Middle Grade Read excerpt. When sisters Sadie and Zuzu Brooks move to Salt Lake City, they discover a secret room in the attic of their new house, with a sign that reads […]

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Missing In Action by Dean Hughes

March 9, 2010

Title: Missing In Action Author: Dean Hughes Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Release Date: March 9, 2010 ISBN: 978-1416915027 Size: 240 pages, 6×9, hardcover Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Dirty. Lazy. Good-for-nothing. Jay Thacker is used to hearing himself called names because his dad is half-Navajo. But he’s hoping, now that he and his mom have […]

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Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness by Frank Cole

January 13, 2010

Title: Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness Author: Frank L. Cole Publisher: Bonneville (CFI) Release Date: January 8, 2010 ISBN: 978-1599553788 Size: 128 pages, 5.5×8, softcover Genre: Middle Grade Series: The Adventures of Hashbrown Winters (v1) All Hashbrown Winters ever wanted was a simple life: a treehouse full of buddies, enough marbles to keep him […]

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The Adventures of Hash Brown Winters by Frank Cole

June 5, 2009

Title: The Adventures of Hash Brown Winters Author: Frank Cole Publisher: Bonneville Books Release Date: June 5, 2009 ISBN: 978-1599553030 Size: 98 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover Genre: Middle Grade There I stood, hiding next to the vending machines, disguised as a potted plant. I brushed the plastic leaves from my face and stared down the hallway […]

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