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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

“I was reminded of Harry from The Blue Sword and of Katsa from Graceling and I was in love,” said Melissa at Book Nut.  That was enough for me to put myself right on hold for this book, jumping over everything else in the … Continue reading

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Reading the World Challenge- February

I’m feeling quite behind on my poor blog – last week was pretty much entirely give over to running my second-ever Crafts for Hogwarts Grads at the library, and this week to catching up. We had close to 50 people … 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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Cybils Countdown – Easy Reader Finalists

The winners of the Cybils awards will be announced in just a couple more days!  My daughter is in first grade right now, and though she prefers to check out early chapter books for herself, easy readers are really her … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists

So as I said, somehow I’ve not been able to get to all the Cybils finalists I’ve wanted to.  There were seven picture book finalists, and I have read only four of them.  At least I very much enjoyed the ones I … Continue reading

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Reading the World Challenge Update

When I did my end-of-year stats earlier this year, I was really depressed by how few of the books I’d read were diverse, when I felt like I’d been trying to focus on reading that more accurately reflects the world … Continue reading

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day

For the first time ever, I missed signing up to participate in Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  While I’m super sad that I missed out on the fun in advance, there’s no reason for you to do so now!  Follow the … Continue reading

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Over the River & Through the Wood

I’m taking some time off to be with my family over the holidays this year, so my posting here will continue to be spotty.  In the meantime, enjoy this modern and madcap holiday picture book. Over the River & Through the … Continue reading

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The Above World Trilogy for Multicultural Children’s Book Day

It is (OK, yesterday was) the second annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day, hosted by Valarie of Jump into a Book and Mia of Pragmatic Mom! You can go over there to see lots and lots of posts on the topics, … Continue reading

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Zero Degree Zombie Zone

Who doesn’t love zombies??? Well, ok, I don’t… but as I’m always looking for books to appeal to the Reluctant Boy Reader, this was a very welcome addition to my Cybils reading. Zero Degree Zombie Zone by Patrik Henry Bass. … Continue reading

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