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books suitable for AGES 9+

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7 Riddles to Nowhere

A J Cattapan

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STANDALONE

BOOK 1

A selectively mute seventh-grade boy tries to save his Catholic school from closing by winning a riddle-solving competition that leads him and his eclectic group of friends through the churches of Chicago.

Themes: bullying, friendship, sacrifice, grit and determination

Free discussion guide available on author's website.

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Rosa, Sola

Carmela Martino

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STANDALONE

BOOK 1

Ten-year-old Rosa, the only child of Italian immigrants in 1960s Chicago, is overjoyed when God answers her prayers for a little brother, but then a tragedy threatens to pull her family apart.

Themes: loss, family, faith, prayer, grief, and immigrant life

Discussion questions included in back of book and on author’s website.

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ACADEMY

Saving Mount Rushmore

Andrea Jo Rodgers

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ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ACADEMY

BOOK 1

John Jenkins is shocked when he learns he’s been accepted to a top-secret school for kids with special gifts, but then devastated when he discovers he was admitted due to a clerical error. As John and his schoolmates track down clues and solve puzzles in order to save Mount Rushmore, he discovers that everyone has special God-given gifts, including him.

Themes: faith, friendship, courage, patriotism, adventure, history, God-given gifts, good vs. evil

Discussion questions and educational resources are included in the back of the book.

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ACADEMY

Saving the Statue of Liberty

Andrea Jo Rodgers

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ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL ACADEMY

BOOK 2

John Jenkins and the kids from Saint Michael the Archangel Academy are onto their next mission—to save the Statue of Liberty. Help them uncover clues and solve puzzles at Liberty State Park and Ellis Island as they race to preserve the universal symbol of freedom.

Themes: faith, friendship, courage, patriotism, adventure, history, good vs. evil

​Discussion questions and educational resources are included in the back of the book.

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