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The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

Loosely defined magic and sharply drawn characters mix to form an atmospheric story of a blended family coming together, with book magic and a giant cat. Continue reading

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The Girl and the Witch’s Garden and Catalyst

Here are two new middle grade fantasies that appear light on the surface, but address serious issues underneath – The Girl and the Witch’s Garden by Erin Bowman and Catalyst by Sarah Beth Durst. Continue reading

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Cats and the Sea: Graphic Novels for Kids

I’ve found myself reading a lot of graphic novels lately.  Here are some for the elementary to middle grade set.  Curiously enough, they all have either cats or the sea as central themes – or both, in the case of Sea … Continue reading

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Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds

Taking a quick break from my own middle grade speculative fiction Cybils reading to talk about the book I nominated for the elementary/middle grade graphic novel category. Scratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds by Rob M. Worley and Joshua Buchanan.    … Continue reading

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Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes! My little bunny got home from the hospital a couple of hours ago, and and I expect that she is hopping around like mad now that she can move around more freely. … Continue reading

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