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The Library of Ever

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lively library series start mixes fact, fantasy, adventure.

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You never know where young Lenora will find herself battling the forces of ignorance and dark next as this wild library adventure veers from the distant future to the tomb of Genghis Khan. With robots. Along the way in The Library of Ever, readers will pick up a lot of knowledge about science, history, math, and more -- and an appreciation for why that knowledge matters.

"'Perhaps I misjudged you, Lenora,' he said, and the frost was in his voice, too. 'I thought you were wise enough to know that children must be discouraged from asking questions that will make them curious and fretful. Perhaps I overestimated you. After all, you're just a child yourself.'

"'Maybe,' said Lenora with equal frost. 'But I'm also a librarian. And I'm not going to hide the truth from anybody.'"

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