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Much Ado about Baseball and Ophie’s Ghosts

Two of my most-anticipated summer books: Much Ado about Baseball by Rajani LaRocca and Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland. Continue reading

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Mansions, Mysteries & the Fair Folk in Thirteens and The Clockwork Crow

Here are two Cybils-nominated fantasy books, one contemporary and one fantasy, one set at Halloween and one at Christmas, that nevertheless have many elements in common, including the exploration of mostly empty mansions and stopping the disappearance of children at the hands of the Fae. Continue reading

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The Darkest Part of the Forest

This is one I’d wanted to read since I first heard it was coming out. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. Little, Brown and Co, 2015. Hazel and Ben are teen twins living in Fairfold, a modern-day … Continue reading

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Seven Wild Sisters

Converging craziness from all angles of life has been making posting difficult – but here is a lovely summery read for anyone feeling the cold. Seven Wild Sisters by Charles DeLint. Illustrated by Charles Vess. Little, Brown and Company, 2014. … Continue reading

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I really loved Malinda Lo’s Cinderella retelling Ash, which is why I’d originally put this book, set in the same world, on my 48HBC pile. It took me a couple of months to get to it, but here it is! … Continue reading

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Ballet Picture Books

It’s the one-year anniversary of the Kid Lit Blog Hop! With lots of authors and readers blogging and spreading the word on favorite children’s books, there’s always something to discover, so hop around and find something to love! My newly … Continue reading

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Dragons, Princesses and a Fairy

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el. Illustrated by Tim Bowers. Crispin Blaze is a young dragon looking forward to his seventh birthday, when dragons start to breathe fire. But when he tries to light the candles on his birthday … Continue reading

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Felt Wee Folk

I happened upon this book while shelf-reading in the Crafts section of the library (always dangerous). While I resisted the first time around, when my dear friend A. said she was looking for help making fairy dolls, I tracked it … Continue reading

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