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Cybils MG Speculatives: 2+2+3

That’s 2 new reviews, 2 I still haven’t read, and 3 links to older reviews. The 2013 Cybils Award winners were announced yesterday! Here’s a run-down of the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction finalists: Jinx by Sage Blackwood. I own this … Continue reading

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Lulu and the Duck in the Park

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – part 2. There are over a hundred bloggers participating with Multicultural Children’s Book Day – head on over and take a look at all the beautiful, rainbow books! I’ve had this book on my radar … Continue reading

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The Stories Julian Tells

Monday, January 27 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I was looking for shiny new multicultural books to review, and I have some at home. This, though, is an old book. I read some of the stories from this book in … Continue reading

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Astronaut Academy 1&2

It’s Kid Lit Blog Hop Day, and folks who visit me mostly from there might think that youth graphic novels are all I read, because of how often they come up on Wednesdays. But there are always a lot of … Continue reading

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The Bitter Kingdom

And back to reviewing for the Armchair Cybils, as well as following up with my own series reading, with this much-anticipated book. The Bitter Kingdom. Girl of Fire and Thorns Book 3. by Rae Carson. Greenwillow Books, 2013. At the … Continue reading

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Touchstone

One of the retired librarians at my library has a similar taste for fantasy, and we often trade book recommendations when she comes in. This one came from her (the recommendation, anyway; the book itself came, as usual, from the … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

I’m always on the lookout for exciting chapter books that will grab my boy’s attention – and a flying car pursued by a powerful villain certainly fits the bill. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Illustrated … Continue reading

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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

This is one that my husband found. It’s a graphic novel featuring extra-geeky science kids – what could be better? The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis. Julian Calendar is a brainy geek, and he knows … Continue reading

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Golden Girl

Hello, dear readers! Some year, I might be coordinated enough to write reviews and schedule them for posting while I’m on vacation, or even line up guest posts. This year was not that year, however. But I’m back, and ready … Continue reading

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The Diviners

The Diviners by Libba Bray. Libba Bray comes and goes for me – I loved Going Bovine, but tried and mostly failed with more than one of the A Great and Terrible Beauty. I wasn’t quite sure which way this … Continue reading

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