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CHILDREN
(Preschool - 8 yrs)

FICTION
[Archive 1998-2019]

Little Unicorn is Angry - Aurélie Chien, Chow Chine – Emotions
Pterodactyl Show and Tell - Thad Krasnesky & Tanya Leonello
Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese - Regan W.H. Macaulay
Alex Asks About Auntie's Airplane Day - Carolyn Wilhelm

NONFICTION
[Archives 1998 - 2019]

Where’s the Bunny- Chuck Whelon and Helen Brown
The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed - Mitch Frost and Daron Parton
Where’s The Witch? -Chuck Whelon / Gary Panton – Activity book



TWEENER

(Ages 9 to 14)

FICTION
[Archives 2009-2018 ]

Little Unicorn is Angry - Aurélie Chien, Chow Chine – Emotions
The Wishing Spell - Chris Colfer - audio
Trial by Walkabout - Margot Finke
Home Girl - Alex Wheatle

Secret in the Stars - Linda Wilson

NONFICTION
[Archives 2009 - 2019]

Pop Out Art - Mike Barfield
Flight School - Mike Barfield
Little Unicorn is Angry - Aurélie Chien, Chow Chine – Nonfiction/Emotions
The Book of Animal Super Heroes - Camilla de la Bedoyere and Dave Dean
The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed - Mitch Frost and Daron Parton
Do Elephants Ever Forget? - Guy Campbell and Paul Moran
Geometrics – A Striking Sticker Challenge - Jack Clucas and Barbara Ward
Travel Puzzles For Clever Kids - Dr Gareth Moore
Where’s The Witch? -Chuck Whelon / Gary Panton – Activity book



TEEN / YOUNG ADULT

(Ages 15 to 23)

FICTION
[Archives 1998 - 2019]

Athena’s Choice - Adam Boostrom – SF / Mystery

NONFICTION
[Archives 1998 - 2019 ]

Retro Gaming - Mike Diver



ADULT NONFICTION

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR
[Bio/Memoir Archive 1998 - 2018]

Acid Test - Christopher Kimball Bigelow
Born to Be Posthumous - Mark Dery
Stutterer Interrupted - Nina G
Code Name: Lise - Larry Loftis
The First Conspiracy- Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
Hospital Hijinks - Rick Mulligan
My Life on the Line - Ryan O’Callaghan and Cyd Ziegler
Top Gun: An American Story - Dan Pedersen [COLUMN: Before the Title]
Touching the Jaguar - John Perkins
Backroads Boss Lady – Jessi Roberts, Bret Witter
Mangoes in Paradise - J. D. Turner



COOKING / FOOD
[Archive 1998 - 2017]

Reviews to come



HISTORY
[Archives 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 - 17]

Churchill’s Shadow Raiders - Damien Lewis
The First Conspiracy - Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
The Hidden Nazi - Dean Reuter

The Lincoln Conspiracy - Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
Victory City - John Strausbaugh - audio

Countdown 1945 - Chris Wallace



HOW TO
[Archives 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 | 11 /12-18]

Blackwork Embroidery - Bernadette Baldelli -- Needlework
The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers - Trish Burr
- Embroidery
Crewel Birds - Hazel Blomkamp -- Needlework

Quilled Animals - Diane Boden
Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Braiding -- Jacqui Carey - Yarncraft
Kraft-Tex Creations - Lindsay Conner -- Needle Craft
Beginner’s Guide to Stumpwork - Kay Dennis
The Crafter’s Guide To Papercutting -- Emily Hogarth - PaperCrafts
Machine Embroidered Art -- Alison Holt -- Needlework
Paint Pad Poster Book: City Scenes - Geoff Kersey - Art
Stumpwork Inspirations - Inspirations Studio
Beginner’s Guide To Screen Printing - Erin Lacy - Crafts
10 Step Drawing: People - Justine Lecouffe -- Art
Embroidered Boxes - Heather Lewis -- Embroidery
The Embroidered Art of Chloe Giordano - Chloe Giordano - Needlework
Thread Doodling - Carina Envoldsen-Harris - Needlework
Stitched Textiles: Seascapes - Amanda Hislop - Embroidery Needlework
Zakka From The Heart – Minki - Needlecraft
Tangle Magic - Jessica PalmerColoring
Tangle Wood - Jessica Palmer – Coloring
Crewel Embroidery - Tatiana Popova - Needlework / Embroidery

More Happy Quilter Variety Puzzles Vol 3 - Gailen Runge - Puzzles
Artful Embroidery on Canvas - Irene Schlesinger - Needlework
Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting - Debbie Shore
The Ultimate Appliqué Reference Tool - Annie Smith - Needlework
Paint Pad Poster Book: Country Scenes - Various - Art
Beginner’s Guide to Blackwork - Lesley Wilkins - Needlework
10 Step Drawing: Nature - Mary Woodin - Art



INSPIRATIONAL
[Archive 1998-2017]

Gifts of Empowerment – Thomas Gilmore
Loved Remembered - Darlene Green - Enlightenment
Love Elevated - Darlene Green - Enlightenment
Willing Hands - Betsy Morgan



MISCELLANEOUS / GENERAL
[Archives 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 | 11-18]

2020

Retro Gaming - Mike Diver
Read Books All Day & Get Paid For It - Jennie Nash - Business / Writing
The Little Book of Big Explorations - Jheni Osman
Worlds Within Worlds – Kerby Rosanes -
Coloring
This Space Available - LB Sedlacek - Poetry
Team of Vipers - Cliff Sims - audio
The Best New True Crime Stories - Small Towns - Edited by Mitzi Szereto

2019

It Was All a Dream - Reniqua Allen - audio
Drive-Thru Dreams - Adam Chandler - audio
The CHAOS Cure - Marla Cilley - audio
I Heart Narwhals - Jessie Eckel
You Throw Like a Girl - Don McPherson
She’s So Cold Murder - Donald E. Mcinnis
Enigma Crack The Code - Dr Gareth Moore - Puzzles
The Good Bee - Michael O’Mara
A Million Unicorns - Lulu Mayo - coloring
Becoming Starlight - Sharon Prentice, PhD
Colourmorphia - Kerby Rosanes
The New Childhood - Jordan Shapiro - audio
Art Therapy - Hannah Davies, Richard Merritt and Cindy Wilde - coloring
  


SELF HELP
[Archives 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 - 18]

The Setpoint Diet - Jonathan Bailor  - audio
CHAOS Cure - Marla Cilley - audio
In Service To Love - Enlightenment - Darlene Green
Calm the F*ck Down - Sarah Knight - audio

The Shame Factor - Stephan B. Poulter, PhD
The Book of Mistakes - Skip Prichard
Happiness - Matthieu Ricard, Daniel Goleman - audio
How to Date Men When You Hate Men - Blythe Roberson - audio

The How of Ow - Wanda Jean Swenson, PT
Finally Full Finally Slim - Lisa R. Young - audio
 



WRITING
[Archives 1998-2017]

Write a Book That Doesn’t Suck - Jaimie Engle
The Frugal Book Promoter (3rd Edition) - Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Read Books All Day & Get Paid For It - Jennie Nash - Business / Writing



(Mystery Reviews at the bottom)

ADULT FICTION

GENERAL / LITERARY
[Archives 98-03 / 04 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 | 11 - 18]


Sunset Beach - Mary Kay Andrews
The Girl From Berlin - Ronald H. Balson
The Victory Garden - Rhys Bowen - Historical
Piece By Piece - Laura Bradford
In Another Time - Jillian Cantor

The Lucky One - Lori Rader-Day
Meet Me In Monaco -Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
Annelies - David R. Gillham
Never Have I Ever - Joshilyn Jackson
Life and Other Inconveniences - Kristan Higgins
The Straits of Treachery - Richard Hopton
The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan - Cynthia Jefferies - Historical
Phoenix of Florence - Philip Kazan
In Dog We Trust - Beth Kendrick
Half of What You Hear - Kristyn Kusek Lewis
Choices: A Joyful Cup Story - Jacquelyn Lynn
The Girl in White Gloves - Kerri Maher
Dragonfly - Leila Meacham
A Springtime Heart - Marta Perry
The Secret Of Clouds - Alyson Richman
The Things We Cannot Say - Kelly Rimmer
Who Rescued Who - Victoria Schade
The Forgotten Hours - Katrin Schumann
Red Letter Days - Sarah Jane Stratford
The Sky Above Us - Sarah Sundin
Before She Knew Him - Peter Swanson
The Key to Happily Ever After - Tif Marcelo
American Princess - Stephanie Marie Thornton - Historical
And They Called It Camelot - Stephanie Marie Thornton
Reluctant Belle - Beth White
Silver Wings, Iron Cross - Tom Young


HORROR
[Archive 1998-2018]

Verses for the Dead- Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Revenant Express - George Mann (sf/horror)

   


ROMANCE
[Archives 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 |11 -20]

48 Hour Lockdown - Carla Cassidy
Restless Hearts - B. J. Daniels
Ambush Before Sunrise - B. J. Daniels
What Doesn’t Kill Her - Christina Dodd

Strangers She Knows - Christina Dodd

Under the Table - Stephanie Evanovich
Don’t Keep Silent -Elizabeth Goddard
Secret Investigation - Elizabeth Heiter
K-9 Defense - Elizabeth Heiter
Badlands Beware - Nicole Helm
Isolated Threat - Nicole Helm
Unmarriageable - Soniah Kamal
Untouchable - Jayne Ann Krentz
The Charmer In Chaps - Julia London
The Billionaire in Boots - Julia London
Amish Protector - Marta Perry
Tightrope - Amanda Quick
Close Up - Amanda Quick
Say You’re Sorry - Karen Rose

Wyoming Special Delivery - Melissa Senate
Unbroken Cowboy - Maisey Yates
Cowboy To The Core / Lone Wolf Cowboy - Maisey Yates

The Hero Of Hope Springs - Maisey Yates
The Bad Boy of Redemption Ranch - Maisey Yates


SCI-FI / FANTASY
[Archives 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10-18 ]

The Cedars of Lebanon - Gary Carter
Resurgence - C. J. Cherryh
Shatter War - Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald
The Revenant Express - George Mann (sf/horror)
Starborn and Godsons - Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Slotski’s World - Gary Roen
Theater Of Spies - S. M. Stirling



MYSTERY / SUSPENSE / THRILLER / ADVENTURE
[Archives] 98-03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 /11 / 12 -18]

A Spell for Trouble - Esme Addison
The Silence - Susan Allott
Dead on Dartmoor - Stephanie Austin
In Cold Chamomile - Joy Avon
Champagne Cowboy - Leo Banks
A Minute To Midnight - David Baldacci
Beating About The Bush - M C Beaton
Without Sanction - Don Bentley
Howloween Murder - Laurien Berenson [review 1]
Howloween Murder - Laurien Berenson [review 2]
Game Of Dog Bones - Laurien Berenson

For Whom The Book Tolls - Laura Gail Black
Little Bookshop of Murder - Maggie Blackburn
Port City Crossfire
- Gerry Boyle
A Killer Carol - Laura Bradford
The Clutter Corpse - Simon Brett
Checked out for Murder - Allison Brook
The Martian Menace (Sherlock Holmes)- Eric Brown
Bookmarked For Murder - V. M. Burns
Gone with the Whisker - Laurie Cass
Outsider - Linda Castillo
Active Measures - Marc Cameron
Stone Cross - Marc Cameron

Mimi Lee Gets A Clue - Jennifer J. Chow
The Indigo Ghosts - Alys Clare
The Boy From The Woods - Harlan Coben

Al Dente’s Inferno - Stephanie Cole
Fair Warning - Michael Connelly
Fatal Roots - Sheila Connolly
The Wages of Sin - Judith Cutler
The Lucky One - Lori Rader-Day
There’s a Murder Afoot - Vicki Delany
Sidewalk Saint - Pillip DePoy
Blood Will Out - David Donachie
Confessions of an Innocent Man - Davide R Dow
No Man’s Land - Sara Driscoll
Murder at the Manchester Museum - Jim Eldridge
Nothing More Dangerous – Allen Eskens
House on Fire - Joseph Finder
Matchmaking Can Be Murder - Amanda Flower
Mums and Mayhem - Amanda Flower
The Murders Near Mapleton - Brian Flynn
The Case of the Black Twenty-Two - Brian Flynn - Classic

A Life Once Dreamed - Rachel Fordham
Death in Saint-Chartier - Ivo Fornesa

A Sprinkling of Murder - Daryl Wood Gerber
Bound for Murder - Victoria Gilbert
Booked for Death - Victoria Gilbert
Murder At The Capitol - C. M. Gleason
Don’t Keep Silent -Elizabeth Goddard
One Minute Out - Mark Greaney
Murder At Icicle Lodge - J.D. Griffo
Aftershock - Adam Hamdy
Winter of the Wolf - Martha Hunt Handler
Perfect Little Children - Sophie Hannah
Dead in the Water - Susan Harper
Excursions To Die For - Susan Harper
Violence on Vacation - Susan Harper
Winter of Despair - Cora Harrison – Historical
Hostage To Fortune - Sarah Hawkswood
Vale of Tears - Sarah Hawkswood
Faithful Unto Death - Sarah Hawkswood
Secret Investigation - Elizabeth Heiter

Digging Up The Remains - Julia Henry
Dark Tomorrow - Reece Hirsch
After Sundown - Linda Howard & Linda Jones
A Study in Murder - Callie Hutton

Careless Whiskers - Miranda James
Hindsight - Iris and Roy Johansen
The Persuasion - Iris Johansen
The Water Clock - Jim Kelly
To Kill a Mocking Girl - Harper Kincaid

The Vanishing - Jayne Krentz
Death on the Page - Essie Lang
Cross Her Heart - Melinda Leigh
My Lies, Your Lies - Susan Lewis
The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes - James Lovegrove
Knot On Her life - Mary Marks
Rage of the Assassin - Edward Marston
The Christmas Fair Killer - Amy Patricia Meade

The Fog Ladies: Family Matters - Susan McCormack
High Treason - Sean McFate
You Can’t Catch Me - Catherine McKenzie
The Christmas Fair Killer - Amy Patricia Meade

The Keeper - Jessica Moor
A Dream Within A Dream - Mike Nappa and Melissa Kosci
No One Will Hear Your Screams - Thomas O'Callaghan
Read or Alive - Nora Page

A Christmas Gathering – Anne Perry
Murder Take Two - Carol J. Perry
Amish Protector - Marta Perry
Dead to Her - Sarah Pinborough
Crooked River - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
A Crafter Quilts a Crime - Holly Quinn
Don’t Make A Sound - T. R. Ragan
Black Flag - David Ricciardi
Last Day - Luanne Rice

Many Rivers To Cross - Peter Robinson
Into The Dark - Karen Rose
Dachshund Through the Snow - David Rosenfelt
Claw Enforcement - Sofie Ryan
In Case of Emergency - E. G. Scott
Sherlock Holmes and the Venerable Tiger - Sam Siciliano
Death Brings A Shadow - Rosemary Simpson
The Silent Wife - Karin Slaughter
Death of an Eye - Dana Stabenow - Historical
Hunter Killer - Brad Taylor
Collision Of Lies - Tom Threadgill
A Divided Loyalty -Charles Todd
Murder in Chianti - Camilla Trinchieri
Murder Most Sweet - Laura Jensen Walker
Deadly Deceit - Natalie Walters
Dead On The Vine - Elle Brooke White



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