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Short Takes: House of Shadows, Girl Who Drank the Moon, Furthermore

Every so often, I realize that I am reading faster than I can write reviews.  Time passes, my friends, and I cannot seem to make more of it no matter how hard I try.   So here is an exercise in … Continue reading

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Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan

The winner of this year’s Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Cybils Award! Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan. Disney-Hyperion, 2016. Young Thorn, after a series of events gone wrong that are slowly disclosed to the reader, is up for sale as a … Continue reading

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Cybils Winners

Hooray!  Hooray!  The Cybils winners are out, and for the first time ever, a book that I nominated made it to be the winner.  The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz is the winner in the Audiobooks category.  I love this … Continue reading

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Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhha Lai’s beautiful novel-in-verse tells the story of a girl’s journey from Vietnam to America. Continue reading

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The War That Saved My Life

Review of Newbery and Odyssey award-winning children’s audiobook The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Continue reading

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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

This book was showered in honors last year, including a Newbery honor and an Odyssey honor for audio production for children.  A great audiobook involving music, magic and history was one I didn’t want to miss. Echo by Pam Muñoz … Continue reading

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The Exiles by Hilary McKay (series)

It was almost exactly three years ago that Charlotte, commenting on my review of Saffy’s Angel, suggested that I try The Exiles as well.  I thought at the time that this book might be fantasy, thus explaining why so many … Continue reading

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The Gaither Sisters Series

My friends have been raving about this series since the first book came out, but I waited until the whole series was out to dive in. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Amistad/HarperCollins, 2010. It’s 1968, and 10-year-old Delphine is … Continue reading

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This One Summer

I’m reviewing this one separately from the other Caldecott winners (see Caldecotts Part 1 and Part 2) because it’s neither a picture book nor appropriate for younger teens. I had been looking forward to reading it for a very long … Continue reading

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Caldecott Winners 2015 Part 2

This year’s Caldecott winner, with two honor books – many of these I had to wait for at the library because everyone wanted to read them. Adventures of Beekle, the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. Little, Brown & Co., 2014. … Continue reading

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