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Magisterium 4 and 5: the Silver Mask and the Golden Tower

It’s the finale to a series that my son and I have been following since it started in 2014 with The Iron Trial. Reader be warned – spoilers are unavoidable. The Silver Mask. Magisterium Book 4 by Holly Black and … Continue reading

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Bad Luck Kids: Trials of Morrigan Crow and Book of Boy

Here are two stories of children in very different worlds, but both considered to be bad luck. The first was all over the blogs I read in the middle of Cybils season last year.  It’s just as delightful a few … Continue reading

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green

Last time, I reviewed this year’s Schneider Family Teen award winner, You’re Welcome, Universe.  Here’s the middle grade winner. Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green. Pajama Press, 2017 Macy is in sixth grade and struggling.  She’s horrified … Continue reading

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You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Once again, a book winning an award – in this case the Schneider Family Award – pushed me from meaning to read it someday to actually doing so. You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. Random House Teens, 2017. Julia believes … Continue reading

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Felix Yz

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker. Viking, 2017. Thirteen-year-old Felix was just a toddler sitting on his scientist father’s lap when an experiment exploded.  His father died, while Felix’s consciousness was fused with that of an alien, whom they call Zyx.  … Continue reading

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Not only did I enjoy Illuminae myself, but it accomplished a near miracle, which is getting my son who will normally read only graphic novels and audiobooks for pleasure to read it to himself.  All 599 pages.  I might have … 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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The Witch’s Boy

I was hearing a lot of buzz about this book, so I was very excited to be approved for a digital ARC for it through Edelweiss. The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill. Algonquin Press, 2014. Once upon a time, in … Continue reading

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