Tag Archives: humor

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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Reduced Shakespeare

I recently engaged in some librarian geekiness by re-cataloging my library’s Shakespeare collection. No longer are the plays and anthologies and works about the author jumbled together, though plays sorted by some thoughtful pages by publisher. Now all of Shakespeare … Continue reading

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