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Guest Post: Top 10 Heroines with Maureen of By Singing Light

I am on an internet-free vacation right now, but my blogging friend Maureen of By Singing Light has kindly written a wonderful post on her favorite heroines.  Thank you so much for your post, Maureen! The inspiration for this post … Continue reading

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11 Recent Sci-Fi Books for Grades 4 and 5

Before I get back to business as usual, I’ll note that one of my favorite authors, Stephanie Burgis, is joining a whole bunch of other UK authors in holding auctions to raise money for Nepal.  There are signed books, chances … Continue reading

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State of the Book Basket: November

Halfway through November already – or it was when I started this post, and now it’s even later! The weather forecast here is predicting snow all week – I’m deciding to think about the extra opportunities for curling up with … Continue reading

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12 Spec Fic Books for Teen Boys Starring Girls

Way back in November, I wrote a list of my top ten fantasy books for middle grade boys starring girls. It’s taken me a while to put this companion list together – but here are a dozen favorite fantasy and … Continue reading

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The Read-Aloud Handbook (7th edition)

This is the latest edition of the classic book, first published in 1982, and regularly updated since then. I thought I’d try the new edition because Jen at Jen Robinson’s Book Pages was so enthusiastic about it, which led to … Continue reading

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Asian-American Graphic Novels

Every other month or so, I put together an end panel display for my Adult Graphic Novel Collection, with a little bibliography on a bookmark for people to take – things like zombie graphic novels, or books by Will Eisner. … Continue reading

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Rick Riordan Read Alikes

Back in February, I celebrated my tenth blogiversary with a giveaway of a custom reading list. My long-time reader Kim won, and what she wanted was a list of books similar to Percy Jackson for her nine-year-old son, who was … Continue reading

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A Dozen Fairy Tale Retellings

Today I’m over at Tales of the Marvelous, with a dozen of my favorite fairy tale novels, written for children, teens and adults.

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Top 10 Picture Books

Top 10 Picture Books Here’s an attempt at favorite picture books for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and Bookish. It’s no longer Tuesday, and it turns out that the theme was really Top Ten Favorites of X Genre … Continue reading

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Five Favorite Fantasies for Christmas

Merry Christmas, for those who celebrate it! Here, in no particular order, are some old, beloved middle-grade fantasy books for Christmas. All except for Wintersmith are ones that I reread every year as a child. Children of Green Knowe by … Continue reading

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