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NW books | Cinderella Smith and Mercer Island

New releases with Northwest connections include another installment in the Cinderella Smith series for young readers and a Mercer Island entry in the “Images of America” series.

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New releases

“Cinderella Smith: The Super Secret Mystery” by Stephanie Barden (HarperCollins, $16.99). For ages 6-9: The Seattle author’s third book in the early chapter-book series follows Cinderella’s attempts to keep her research project a secret while trying to track down the mystery of her disappearing library books. Cinderella continues to charm with her tentative yet positive ways of making peace in her third-grade classroom.

“With the Lapps in the High Mountains: a Woman Among the Sami, 1907-1908” by Emilie Demant Hatt (The University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95). This true account of Emilie Demant Hatt’s nine-month stay in the tent of a Sami family in northern Sweden is edited and translated by Port Townsend novelist Barbara Sjoholm.

“Mercer Island” by Priscilla Ledbetter Padgett (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99). Mercer Island resident Priscilla Ledbetter Padgett sheds light on the distinctive residents of this unique community in the middle of Lake Washington in this new entry in Arcadia’s “Images of America” series.

“Tarnished” by Rhiannon Held (Tor Books, $24.99). Seattle author Held continues where “Silver,” which explored werewolves and pack-based society, left off. In Seattle now, Andrew Dare and Silver seek a pack to call home.

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