Marielle's Picks

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The Mysterious Messenger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250205674
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

A wonderful mystery wrapped inside a ghostly tale, full of fun, humor, and heart THE MYSTERIOUS MESSENGER is too good to put down. Maria is an absolute star of a protagonist that you will fall in love with. She's brave, she's strong, she loves books, and she can communicate with ghosts. Seriously could there be a better heroine? With suspense, plot twists that could be found in any fairy tale, and a mystery that'll keep you guessing, this is a truly enchanting tale!


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Doodleville Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984894717
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020

DOODLEVILLE is a heartwarming story featuring a notebook full of magic doodles that literally jump off the page the young girl who draws them and loves them even when they cause all sorts of hijinks, who is just trying to be herself. Through fun artwork and hilarious storytelling, Drew's world comes to life and draws you right into her doodle-filled world. For fans of CHALKZONE or anyone who has always wanted to see art come to life, this is the book for you!


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Any Day with You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525707578
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - May 5th, 2020

ANY DAY WITH YOU is a sweet wonderful story that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you want to cheer and cry in the best of ways. Though a contemporary modern setting, the story feels magical as it interweaves story, art, and film, alongside Filipino culture and the beautiful relationship between Kaia and her great-grandfather, Tatang. If you are looking for a story that is a true pleasure to read, even when tears fall around your smile, this is the book for you.


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Orphan Eleven Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385742559
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - May 26th, 2020

I am not a particular fan of the circus, but I am a huge fan of Lucy and ORPHAN ELEVEN! All about found-families and finding your voice, we follow Lucy and her friends on their journey as they quite literally run away to join the circus, in a world so richly described you will feel like you can reach out and touch it. This story will give you an amazing adventure, characters that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer, and a truly magical reading experience.


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The Elephant's Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121221
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

An enchanting middle grade novel of contemporary fiction with a touch of magical realism combine in this story of a young girl’s telepathic bond with the elephant that saved her life and her search for her lost family. Wonderfully written and full of magic, mystery, and animals, The Elephant’s Girl is a lovely tale of belonging and is perfect for anyone who has always wanted to know what their favorite animal is thinking.


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The Nix Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101970348
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Nathan Hill's creative and satirical writing style had me turning pages so fast I got paper cuts following this epic story of life's strange connections. Flipping through time from 2011 to as far back as WWII Norway, you will race through the mysteries of a family’s history, unraveling, and possible redemption. The Nix makes you truly feel the complexities of life, while remaining at its core a stunning portrait of family love that will pull at your heartstrings, and keep you salivating for more to the very last word and beyond.


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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316310314
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

The Cruel Prince is an epic tale of FaerieLand nestled inside a dark coming-of-age story. Holly Black’s words draw you into this dark, magical world so well you will never want to leave, as a human girl named Jude fights for her place among the fey, in a dangerous game against the youngest prince that may not be all it seems. Complex characters with hidden motives, a fierce female protagonist, and a twisted, but darkly humorous relationship combine into one truly enjoyable read.


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The Seven Deadly Sins 1 (Seven Deadly Sins, The) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781612629216
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Published: Kodansha Comics - March 25th, 2014

Enter the land of Britannia, a place full of magic where humans, giants, and fairies live. Here we follow Princess Elizabeth and Meliodas, Captain of the legendary, and supposedly traitorous, group of knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins as they set out on a journey to track down the rest of the Sins and save her kingdom. But there is more to this story than meets the eye. A resurrected war between demons and goddesses, an ancient curse, and forbidden romance combine into the epic story of The Seven Deadly Sins. It’s awesome!


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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781421538914
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - February 1st, 2011

Enter a shadowy underworld of yokai and other monsters, where Fear is a weapon to be wielded and revered. In this world we follow middle school student Rikuo Nura, heir to one of the most powerful yokai clans around and not so sure he wants to be. After all how can a mostly human boy, with only ¼ demon blood, lead an entire clan of yokai? Part coming-of-age story, part magical adventure, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan will delight anyone who loves a Naruto/Inuyasha mashup, with a dash of Fruits Basket thrown in.  


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The Betrayal Knows My Name, Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Hotaru Odagiri (Created by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780316119412
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Published: Yen Press - June 28th, 2011

The Betrayal Knows My Name is the hauntingly gothic story of a young orphan named Yuki who finds himself entangled with the mysterious Giou family, an ancient war between our world and the world of the Duras, and a strange man with silver eyes who seems all too familiar. With exquisite drawing and storytelling Hotaru Odagiri creates a manga that reads like a novel and will have you begging for more. If you love beautifully flawed characters and a darkly romantic tale of war and forbidden love you want this book!


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Fly By Night Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781419724855
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 14th, 2017

Travel to a realm where all books are banned! Here we find the talented and clever 12-year-old Mosca Mye who possess one of the rarest and most dangerous gifts of all: she can read. Along with a smooth talking con-man and a goose with a biting problem, Mosca must make her way across the realm to discover whether her love of words is a blessing or a curse. Fly by Night is an enchanting adventure about fighting for the right to read, and believing in the power of words.


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Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, Book 1) Cover Image
By Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780439709101
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2005

Have you ever read a book so enchanting it felt like the characters could be real? Well in Inkheart 12-year-old Meggie discovers just how dangerous that can be when her father's voice literally brings a story's characters off the page, and not just the good guys. So begins a fantastical adventure from master children's storyteller Cornelia Funke. Dive into a world where imagination is a tool and words are the greatest weapons of all in Inkheart!