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The Wild Book by Juan Villoro

Here’s a rare middle grade book in translation, from an award-winning author of Mexican literary fiction. The Wild Book by Juan Villoro. Translated by Lawrence Schimel. Yonder Books, 2017. Juan’s mother has been falling apart since his father moved in … Continue reading

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The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

I was so excited to learn that Sarah Prineas – author of the Magic Thief series and the Winterling series, both middle grade, as well as Ash & Bramble and Rose & Thorn – has started a new series. Happily … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, 2015. As the story opens, our heroine, Irene, is disguised as a maid at a boys’ boarding school, scrubbing late at night in order for a chance to achieve her mission: taking an … Continue reading

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Ninja Librarians and the Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw

The Accidental Keyhand. Ninja Librarians Book 1. by Jen Swann Downey. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2014. Dorrie and Marcus, two stage sword-fighting siblings from Passaic, New Jersey, are chasing their friend’s pet mongoose through the local public library when they find themselves … Continue reading

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Beyond Duct Tape: Teen Programming

My colleagues were asking for my notes from the recent Michigan Library Association conference, so here’s my notes from an inspiring program on teen programming from one of our former interns and, you know, some other teen librarian she’s good … Continue reading

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The Great Piratical Rumbustification

The Great Piratical Rumbustification. The Librarian and the Robbers. by Margaret Mahy. Pictures by Quentin Blake. Margaret Mahy is world-famous children’s author from New Zealand whom I have somehow never heard of before. I’m not quite sure how this book … Continue reading

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Library Mascot Cage Match

Library Mascot Cage Match: an Unshelved Collection by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum Unshelved is a library comic strip, featuring the librarians of Mallville going about their daily work. My internet librarian likes to post strips at the bottom of … Continue reading

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