Tag Archives: historical fiction

11 Girl-Led Read-alouds for 4/5 Grade

Not so long ago, I got into a conversation with my son’s teacher about boys and books and how often our culture sends them the message that it’s not OK for them to read books about girls.  She was definitely … Continue reading

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A Plague of Bogles by Catherine Jinks

This is me catching up with series – a wonderful import from Australia that deserves more notice. A Plague of Bogles. City of Orphans Book 2 by Catherine Jinks. Read by Mandy Williams. Listening Library, Random House, 2015. Published in … Continue reading

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The Gaither Sisters Series

My friends have been raving about this series since the first book came out, but I waited until the whole series was out to dive in. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Amistad/HarperCollins, 2010. It’s 1968, and 10-year-old Delphine is … Continue reading

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Mark of the Thief

Like everyone else I know who read The False Prince (it won the Cybils Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction award in 2012), I loved it, so of course I had to read Jennifer Nielsen’s new book.  Bonus points for … Continue reading

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Murder is Bad Manners

I’m pretty sure that I first heard about this one from the Book Smugglers – Ana living in England could of course read this before me here in the U.S. Brandy at Random Musings of a Bibliophile and Karen at … Continue reading

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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

And on with the Victorian historical characters!  This is mostly a graphic novel.  I bought it for the adult graphic novel section, though there’s nothing inappropriate for kids in it, because it has a lot of footnotes and they are … Continue reading

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The Detective’s Assistant

I really enjoyed Kate Hannigan’s Cupcake Cousins, which I won after last year’s 48 Hour Book Challenge.  This one is historical – more my usual style – so I was especially excited to see it coming out. The Detective’s Assistant … Continue reading

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2014 Cybils Graphic Novels for YA Finalists

There were six finalists this year in the Cybils Graphic Novels for Young Adults category. One of them I’d already read – Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang. Two of them I was unable to find through my local libraries; … Continue reading

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

It’s just a few short hours until the Cybils nominations open at midnight PST on October 1! Be thinking of your favorite children’s books from the last year to nominate, and take a look at the rules on the Cybils … Continue reading

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Dodger

I’ve mentioned before that Pratchett is a reliable author whose prolific works I don’t try to keep up with. I just know that if there’s a gap in my listening (or, much less often, reading) schedule, there will be a … Continue reading

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