Tag Archives: humor

The Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass

Last year, my library started subscribing to a digital service called hoopla.  As I was browsing through the children’s audiobook selection, I found a 2009 Cybils finalist – from before I started following the Cybils, but had wanted to go … Continue reading

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You

Jenny Han’s hit books have a heady mix of relationships romantic and not, ethical dilemmas, trouble and hilarity. I was very excited to read just last week that Han is writing a new one. Continue reading

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The Exiles by Hilary McKay (series)

It was almost exactly three years ago that Charlotte, commenting on my review of Saffy’s Angel, suggested that I try The Exiles as well.  I thought at the time that this book might be fantasy, thus explaining why so many … Continue reading

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Newt’s Emerald

I’m very fond of Garth Nix – but this is very much a break from the weighty feeling of his Old Kingdom and Keys to the Kingdom books. It would fit very nicely on my hypothetical list of teen fantasies … Continue reading

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Dark Lord: School’s Out

Dark Lord: School’s Out by Jamie Thomson. Walker Books, 2014. First published in the UK by Orchard Books, 2012. In the first book of this snarky series (which I haven’t read), the Dark Lord was exiled from his domain by … Continue reading

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The 26-Story Treehouse

This is one that I read for the Cybils, and which my son sped through after I was done. The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Feiwel and Friends, 2014. The 26-Story Treehouse is a prose/graphic hybrid … Continue reading

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Six (mostly) Silly Picture Books

It’s time for the first Kid Lit Blog Hop of September! Take a look at all the great books! In honor of my daughter starting kindergarten, here’s the latest large batch of new picture books that got the most reread … Continue reading

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The Amazing Thing About the Way it Goes

This is the latest book by one of my very favorite bloggers, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Andrews McMeel, 2014. I think I’ve been reading the Yarn Harlot … Continue reading

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Redshirts

While I’m reading as much Cybils stuff as I can, there came a point when I needed a new audiobook and gave up on finding a Cybils-nominated one after 10 or 15 minutes of looking. I asked the youth librarian … Continue reading

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Amelia Rules. Vol. 2. What Makes You Happy.

I’ve been trying to read more kids’ graphic novels, so when this came home from a Daddy-sponsored library trip for the kids, I had to try it. It’s a series I’d been hearing about as one of the Big Kid … Continue reading

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