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Written in the first person, Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Wright features Katie Bennett telling the reader how her family has moved to a town in Wisconsin after her dad accepted a new job.

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Millions of girls love horses, whether they have a chance to ride or can only read about it. They make up the target audience for The Pony Whisperer series.

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Does it seem like young people are fused to their cell phones these days? That’s just what happens to eighth-grader Samantha Granger through a series of outrageous coincidences.

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(Random House Paperbacks, March 2010)

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Random House Books for Young Readers, May 2008

“Have you ever seen a face hidden in the bark of a tree and known that the man trapped inside wanted to hurt you?”

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The Kneebone Boy commands immediate attention. Why? The cover. It’s dark, gothic, and beautiful. It beckons the reader to break open the spine and explore the prose within.

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After reading this middle-grade novel, it becomes clear why Mary Downing Hahn is such a popular author and has won so many awards.

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