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Sarah Stevenson
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Monday Review: DREAMER'S POOL by Juliet Marillier
Synopsis : The Blackthorn & Grim trilogy by Juliet Marillier, which starts with the novel Dreamer's Pool , is not technically a YA trilogy, but readers who already enjoy her books that were specifically written for young adults (such as the Shadowfell trilo...

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Monday Review: THE RELUCTANT QUEEN by Sarah Beth Durst
Synopsis : Book 2 in Sarah Beth Durst's Queens of Renthia series is out-- The Reluctant Queen --and it's a wonderfully bingeworthy summer read and a highly enjoyable sequel to the first book, The Queen of Blood ( reviewed here ). If you haven't read that ye...

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Call for Presenters: KidLitCon 2017, Hershey, PA
Just popping my head up from my imminent deadline to remind you that the Kidlitosphere Conference has released its official Call for Presenters ! You don't have to put together anything too formal (unless you want to), and any topics related to children's/Y...

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Have You Saved the Date for KidLitCon 2017?
Attention, bloggers! The 2017 Kidlitosphere Conference is going to be held November 3rd and 4th in Hershey, PA! The Land of Chocolate! Who would want to miss that? I don't want to miss it, although I might have to, due to some unforeseen travel this summer ...

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Monday Review: JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS by Sarah Beth Durst
Synopsis : There are stories that, when they unfold, turn out to be quite different from what you thought when you started reading. Not only does this book qualify as one of those stories—it didn't unfold in quite the way I expected—the journey that the sto...

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Thursday Review: ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson
Synopsis : As Tanita and I have observed on multiple occasions, it's hard to write up a review of a book knowing that all you want to do is gush about it. That's how I feel having (finally) read Roller Girl , a delightful middle grade graphic novel by Victo...

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Thursday Review: GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry
Synopsis : Every so often, I really want to go back to the reading tastes of my tween/teen years and pick up something that's a manically fast, suspenseful read with a strong girl protagonist a la Lois Duncan or Joan Lowery Nixon, whose books I used to devo...

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Thursday Review: AS BRAVE AS YOU by Jason Reynolds
Synopsis : This Coretta Scott King Honor Book is the first one I've read by Jason Reynolds. I've been wanting to read one of his for a while now—he is someone who is clearly well regarded by other authors online. Now I can safely say that, if he's anything ...

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Shelf Help: Are You Organized?
I found this delightful post via Scholastic talking about where and how their bloggers organize their bookshelves: alphabetically, by color (!!!), in a bookcase, in the nightstand, etc. That inspired me to take a picture of one of my bookcases and think abo...

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Monday Review: DREAMLAND BURNING by Jennifer Latham
Synopsis : I haven't read Jennifer Latham's first book Scarlett Undercover , about a teen Muslim girl detective, but after reading and enjoying Dreamland Burning , I plan to look for it. Dreamland Burning is really two parallel intertwining stories, one in ...
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