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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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Two animal fantasies: Escape from Baxter’s Barn and Brilliant

This is the time of year when I’m reading much, much faster than I can write about all the books I’m reading. Here are two Cybils-nominated fantasies about animals. Escape from Baxters’ Barn by Rebecca Bond. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. When … Continue reading

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Three Cybils-nominated MG Spec Fic Books

Friends, I am still trying to catch up with all the books I read for the Cybils back in December. These books deserve their own full-length reviews, but I’m keeping it brief in the interests of getting them out there. … Continue reading

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Nuts to You

Look! The new Amelia Bloomer list is out! Animal fantasy is not normally my thing, but this Cybils finalist avoided many of the usual pitfalls and was unexpectedly charming. Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins. Harper Collins Childrens, 2014. … Continue reading

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The True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp

This was the last of the Cybils Middle Grade Spec Fic finalists, which I’m just now getting around to reviewing. As a bonus, in the meantime, it was also named a National Book Award Finalist. The True Blue Scouts of … Continue reading

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The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint. Illustrated by Charles Vess. I was slightly hesitant when checking out this book, as animal fantasy has never really been my thing. However – Charles De Lint and Charles Vess! De … Continue reading

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Scratch9

This is another artist that we discovered at Kids Read Comics. By “we” in this case, I mean my love and my son, who brought this home several years ago and have read it several times over. They were shocked … Continue reading

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The One and Only Ivan

A quick note to say that it’s Kidlit Blog Hop day today. I’ve put in my review on Dragonbreath from last week, but you should go over and check out the rest of the hop! This is both the last … Continue reading

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