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Monday Review: NEVERWORLD WAKE by Marisha Pessl
Synopsis : It's Groundhog Day . Well, sort of. It's a lot less funny and a lot more scary, even when your four ex-best-friends are in it with you. It's been a year since graduation; a year since Beatrice's boyfriend Jim died under mysterious circumstances d...
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No Kids in Cages
We don't usually get overtly political over here, but there are times when it's unavoidable. Times when something is so unconscionably, unimaginably WRONG that speaking out is not an option. Over the past few days we've seen the rights and well-being of mig...
No Kids in Cages
No Kids in Cages
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Monday Review: THE STONE GIRL'S STORY by Sarah Beth Durst
Synopsis : It's hard to resist a story about stories. We are the stories we tell about ourselves—that's the theme that shines through in Sarah Beth Durst's newest middle grade fantasy, The Stone Girl's Story . The stone girl is Mayka, just like a twelve-yea...
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Happy Summer!
Between early-summer travel, summer school class prep, copious novel rewriting, and some much-needed down time, it's been quiet here on the blog, but here's me and Tanita just cruising in to say HAPPY SUMMER and we'll be back with some more book reviews and...
Happy Summer!
Happy Summer!
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Throwback Thursday: Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
This was pretty typical of me at a certain age (by which I mean all the ages including now...). I believe that is a Sweet Valley High book I was reading. We're at a Christmas party, and my mom and stepdad are engrossed in an actual conversation which I was ...
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SAVE THE DATE: KidLitCon 2019 in Providence, RI
It's hard to believe, but I don't think we've posted about this yet--the next Kidlitosphere Conference is already well into the planning stages, spearheaded by our own Charlotte Taylor of Charlotte's Library and Mia Wenjen of Pragmatic Mom . It'll be in Pro...
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Mental Health Awareness Month: A Review Roundup
Source: Mental Health America May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we've reviewed a number of titles over the years that we thought were exceptional portrayals of the experience of mental illness and related difficulties. As we all know, reading a good...
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Monday Review: THE QUEEN OF SORROW by Sarah Beth Durst
Synopsis : I loved the first two books in Sarah Beth Durst's Queens of Renthia trilogy, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read a review copy of the upcoming third book, The Queen of Sorrow (out on May 15th). If you haven't read the first two, you...
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Cybils Review Roundup: 2017 Graphic Novel Finalists
Here in a handy list is a set of links to all of my reviews of this past year's Cybils finalists for Graphic Novels. As always, it was a privilege and a pleasure to be a Round 2 judge and get to choose from the best of the best in terms of kid appeal and li...
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Cybils Review: DIESEL: IGNITION by Tyson Hesse
Synopsis : Well, first off, now I'm really glad I decided to change my WIP's title away from its working title of Ignition, because it suits this steampunk-inspired book much better. "Dee" Diesel is a somewhat troublemaking young woman who lives on the airs...
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