Madeleine's Picks

Meet Maddie! 

I'm Madeleine Hess,  I'm 17 years old, and in 11th grade at Emmaus HS. I have a Chihuahua named Lady and a fish named Wooo. My parents started reading to me when I was very young - my mom read to me about vegetarian dragons, and my dad about moles and badgers! I really enjoy fantasy books, but I also like realistic fiction - I like it all!

Stop in and let me help find you a book. 





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The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316383295
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 2016

I felt like I was waiting forever for the next Land of Stories - it did not dissapoint! Don't expect to do anything else other than read this book, I sure didn't! It was as good as the four previous books in the series, and maybe even better. No spoilers here!!! Maddie, age 11.

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The Ruins of Gorlan: Book 1 (Ranger's Apprentice #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142406632
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2006

Looking for a great fantasy series to keep you occupied for a while? I recommend all twelve books in the Ranger's Apprentice series! John Flanagan covers it all - adventure, mystery, suspence and humor! For fans of Percy Jackson & Harry Potter. Ages 10 & up. Maddie, age 11.

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Fish in a Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399162596
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 5th, 2015

All together - this book is perfection! “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” I recommend this book for everyone! Grades 4 - 6+. Maddie - age 11

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Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608866878
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 7th, 2015

One of the very best graphic novel series around! Five girls work together to fight magical monsters - girls rock! Teamwork, friendship, and fun! Maddie, age 11.