Category Archives: Reviews

Unicorn Quest by Kamila Benko

Unicorn Quest by Kamila Benko. Bloomsbury, 2018. 11-year-old Claire and her older sister Sophie have just moved to their recently deceased great-aunt’s enormous country house.  Claire has spent most of her life following very cautiously behind Sophie’s search for Experiences … Continue reading

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Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

We’re having our first snow of the season today – a perfect time to review a wintery book. Winterhouse by Ben Guterson. Illustrated by Chloe Bristol. Henry Holt, 2018. Orphaned book-lover Elizabeth Somers lives with her horrible Aunt Purdy and … Continue reading

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Snared: Escape to the Above by Adam Jay Epstein

So all those fantasy dungeons filled with treasure, traps, and treacherous creatures… who put them together? Snared: Escape to the Above by Adam Jay Epstein. Read by Nick Mondelli. Dreamscape Media, 2018.  12-year-old Wily Snare is a trap smith in … Continue reading

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The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight

The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight. Greenwillow Books, 2018. Here’s a book based around a real art museum, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick.  It’s built around an intriguing, Hogwarts-like concept – the people in paintings can come to … Continue reading

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Truth-Tellers: Endling #1 and Heartseeker

Two Cybils nominees star main characters who know when the truth is being told – and the danger this puts them in from those in power. Last. Endling #1 by Katherine Applegate. HarperCollins, 2018. Byx is one of the last … Continue reading

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Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

I originally found out about this book on the PW Kidscast, though it’s since been nominated for a Cybils award in my category. Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, with illustrations by Nicholas Gannon. Feiwel and Friends, 2018. I … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Classic: The Girl with the Silver Eyes

The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts. Scholastic, 1980. This book appeared in several of the wonderful themed lists put out by Stephanie at Views from the Tesseract, a personal favorite from her own childhood.  I’d never … Continue reading

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The Penderwicks at Last

Now is the time of year when I look at the seven pages of notes on books waiting to be reviewed, and think ahead to next week (*gulp*) when approximately 150 more will be added to my TBR.  How much … Continue reading

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Look!  I read one of the books on my missed-from-2017 list.  This is a lovely Snow White retelling for a teen audience with an LGBT spin. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust. Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda. MacMillan … Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

“What to Read after Black Panther” part 3. It’s not quite Afrofuturism because it’s decidedly mythic past without even the alternate technology of Everfair, and it came out after I made my display. It still belongs here. Continue reading

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