Category Archives: Lists

12 Mysteries for Fans of Enola Holmes

My Girl Scout troop is both working on the Secret Agent badge and falling in love with Enola Holmes, so they are asking for books. I looked especially for girl detectives, and included both historical and contemporary mysteries with a … Continue reading

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Top 24 Books that want to be nominated for the Cybils

One of the things I love about the Cybils Awards is that anyone can nominate their favorite book in each category, whether or not they are book professionals. One of the scary things about the Cybils Awards is that if no one nominates a book, it can’t be considered, no matter how good it is.  Continue reading

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Top 13 Books I Missed Reviewing in the Past Year for Top 10 Tuesday

Because I couldn’t pick just 10, here are the top 13 books I read over the past year and didn’t write full reviews of for Top Ten Tuesday. Continue reading

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12 Middle Grade Books for Fans of Role-Playing Games

Every so often I come across books that feel like they would make a great start to a role-playing game. I love the collaborative story-telling they encourage. And while the fantasy dungeons of Dungeons & Dragons are where it started, any setting with an ensemble cast and the possibility for adventure will do. Continue reading

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The League of Secret Heroes: Cape and Mask by Kate Hannigan

Once again, being behind both in reading and reviewing means that I get to review the first two books of a series at the same time.  I have enjoyed every book I’ve read by Kate Hannigan so far (see Cupcake … Continue reading

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Magical Middle School: 12 Speculative Fiction School Stories

Here are twelve tales of magic at middle school – you only wish your school were this exciting! Continue reading

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Modern Magic: 12 Tantalizing Tales for Teens

Here’s the third in my series of teen fantasy and science fiction lists, working together with my library’s teen librarian and intern. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Future Worlds: 13 Riveting Speculative Fiction Books for Teens

Whether the future is scientific or magical, on our planet or in space, there are so many options for good storytelling! Continue reading

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Quarantine Book Buys and State of the TBR

The #CybilsReadDown is done!  I have a few more books to review, but I read a lot. Here are the books that have come into my life since my initial post – mostly purchased from local bookstores, but a couple … Continue reading

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24 Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Books for Kids and Teens on Hoopla

For this week’s hoopla list, I’m featuring books to celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage month.  While I did make a graphic with adult books for the library to use, I confess I made it just based on hoopla’s own list, where for … Continue reading

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