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TTT: Holiday Gift Guide: Books for a 9-Year-Old Boy

It’s taken me a little while to put together this response to last week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt (hosted as always by the good folks at the Broke and the Bookish), a free form gift guide. What direction did I … Continue reading

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Almost Super

Here’s a book that’s great for fans of superheroes and silliness! Almost Super by Marion Jensen. Harper, 2014. It’s the day Rafter and Benny Bailey have been waiting for their whole lives: February 29 after they’ve both turned twelve. (Rafter … Continue reading

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Odin’s Ravens

Yesterday’s post was all about gentle reads. This is just the opposite, a fast-moving book full of violence against monsters that’s sure to grab action-loving kids. Odin’s Ravens. Blackwell Pages Book 2 by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr. Little, Brown … 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 Planet Thieves

This is one for my Armchair Cybils reading, nominated in the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category. I picked it up specifically as a boy-oriented book, to keep my reading balanced. The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos. Tom Doherty Associates, 2013. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Fantasy Books for Boys with Starring Girls

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve been enjoying seeing it around for years, but this is my first time participating. This list is inspired by Charlotte’s being Consternated about Gender and Middle … Continue reading

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Giants Beware!

Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. Graphic novels aren’t my favorites for reading aloud, but I was so excited about this one that I read it aloud to my son. (I read about it on Charlotte’s Library as … Continue reading

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Where Things Come Back

I read this book because it won this year’s Printz Award for Young Adult Literature. Here I take a very small moment to note that the winners of all three of the ALA awards that I pay the most attention … Continue reading

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Dead End in Norvelt

Usually, when the year’s Newbury-award-winning book is announced, I check to see whether I’ve read it or not, and add it to my mental “to read” list if I haven’t. I will note that a mental list is very good … Continue reading

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12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn

This one was recommended by Colleen over at Chasing Ray – thanks, Colleen! 12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn by James Proimos Herc was nicknamed Hercules by his father when he was six. But his father has … Continue reading

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