Tag Archives: monsters

The Enemy is Fear: the Clackity by Lora Senf

The Clackity by Lora Senf is a delightfully creepy book to please fans of both contemporary and classic fantasy horror. Continue reading

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Terrifying Monsters: Let the Monster Out and Secret of the Shadow Beasts

Here are two books for the fall season, where two group of kids must fight very different monsters in very different ways. Continue reading

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The Monsters of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny

A fantasy from Irish author Pádraig Kenny that strikes a balance between scary, adventuresome, and thoughtful. Continue reading

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Leaving Safety: The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street and Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Here are two stories of girls – one past, one future – leaving the safety of their homes for the first time, and the adventures that follow. Continue reading

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Malamander and Gargantis

Continuing on with important topics, Rosemary at Mom Read it put together a great list of anti-racism resources from multiple places, while author Shanna Miles put together list of Black Kids Living books, saying on Twitter “Buy a book about … Continue reading

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The Adventurers Guild

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. Disney Hyperion, 2017. Zed is a servant’s son, half-elf in a city where that’s a much bigger deal than his fawn-colored skin.  His best friend is Brock, a wealthy merchant’s … Continue reading

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Journey across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst

I was so excited when an author from my Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read list popped up on the Cybils nominations this year!  Sarah Beth Durst writes mostly YA – I understand this is her first middle grade … Continue reading

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The Princess in Black

I’m hoping to do a longer post on the holiday books soon, but here’s the prose book we gave my daughter yesterday. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Candlewick, 2014. Princess Magnolia … Continue reading

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The Luck Uglies

This is a fun, traditional fantasy with invading monsters, an evil earl, and mysterious cloaked people. The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham. Harper Collins Children’s, 2014. 11-year-old Rye O’Chanter’s life has been pretty much the same for as long as … Continue reading

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Picture Book Pile-Up

Today is the 22nd KidLit Blog Hop! That reminds me that the kerfuffle last week put me behind on my hopping, but I’m going to try again this time. There’s a lot of fun books linked up already! We keep … Continue reading

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