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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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Lily 1-3

This series is a follow-up to Webb’s Rose series, the first of which was a Cybils Finalist in the Middle Grade Spec Fic category a coupld years ago. I’m just now reading the last book of that series, Rose and … Continue reading

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Shadow Scale

And in contrast to Death Marked, which was ready for me right when I wanted to read it, I (along with other fans) had to wait three long years for this book, the sequel to Seraphina, which I liked so much … Continue reading

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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Still on the “life getting out of hand” subject, I just realized that I never reviewed this book that I finished on Valentine’s Day, though it’s still one of my favorites so far this year. I’ll give it a try … Continue reading

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Three for Picture Book Monday

My daughter has been requesting chapter books more and more often at bedtime of late – but here are three picture books we enjoyed recently. Have You Seen My Dragon? By Steve Light. Candlewick Press, 2014. A little boy looks … Continue reading

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Frostborn

Frostborn. Thrones and Bones Book 1. by Lou Anders. Random House, 2014. In a Norse-inspired fantasy world, teenage Karn is supposed to be learning how to be the ruler, or hauld, of his village. But instead of learning how to … Continue reading

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The Magic Thief

This is a series that hadn’t really been on my radar until last year, when I Winterling, also by Prineas. This spring, Charlotte wrote a Waiting on Wednesday post about how, while she liked Fer and Rook just fine, she … Continue reading

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