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2 for Teens: Dread Nation and Tess of the Road

Just a few more days of Cybils nominations!  I’ve updated my list of Cybils hopefuls to note which books have since been nominated – as of this writing, four of the twelve books I wrote about. Dread Nation: Rise Up … Continue reading

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3 Great Graphic Novels for Kids

This weekend is the A2CAF, the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, which I used to love helping out with back when it was still Kids Read Comics.  Naturally, I’m at work at my regular library rather than there right now, … Continue reading

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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Does it get much better than dragons and chocolate? The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis. Bloomsbury, 2017. Aventurine is a young dragon bored of staying in the caves.  Young dragons are expected to stay in their caves … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, 2015. As the story opens, our heroine, Irene, is disguised as a maid at a boys’ boarding school, scrubbing late at night in order for a chance to achieve her mission: taking an … Continue reading

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The Goblin’s Puzzle

This is me, slowly making my way through the Cybils Middle Grade Spec Fic finalists. The Goblin’s Puzzle by Andrew S. Chilton. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. The boy has known nothing but the life of a slave, and believes further … Continue reading

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Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded

Here’s one of the books I was very excited to see coming out this year, from the author of Jinx.  I was even more excited to see a galley in my kids’ school’s March is Reading month temporary Little Free … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

I’m sure I first heard about this book through Stephanie Burgis’s Livejournal page – and I’m glad I did, because steampunk on Mars is right up my alley.  This book made it to my Top 10 Middle Grade Fantasies That … Continue reading

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Moon Rising, Valiant, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice

There are only a few more weeks until the Cybils winners will be announced!  I’ve been reading finalists in other categories trying to prepare, and I’ll try to get reviews of those up soon.  In the meantime, here are more … Continue reading

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A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

I confess, it was being nominated for the Cybils that made me pick this one up (finally), but it had been on my radar for a while, because as my son recently informed my daughter, dragons are the best. A … Continue reading

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Prairie Fire

This is the sequel to The Story of Owen, one of my favorites this year.  And I’m going to see if I can write a 10-minute review in the interests of catching up with my back reviews. Warning: this will … Continue reading

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