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Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta

Game of Stars. Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond 2 by Sayantani DasGupta. Scholastic, 2019. New Jersey middle schooler Kiran – aka Princess Kiranmala of the Kingdom Beyond – returns in the second volume of the series that began with The … Continue reading

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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Science fiction mixes with Korean mythology in this book by acclaimed adult SF writer Yoon Ha Lee.  Of course I had to read it! Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee. Read by Kim Mai Guest. Rick Riordan Presents/Listening Library, 2019. … Continue reading

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The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes. Disney-Hyperion 2018. Zane Obispo has never been able to make friends at his school in New Mexico due to his limp – one of the reasons he adopted his dog Rosie, who’s missing a … Continue reading

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Aru Shah and Kiranmala

I’m always on the lookout for more books for Percy Jackson fans, especially from non-Western European cultures.  Happily, Rick Riordan has started his own imprint to do just this thing – but Scholastic also recently published a book with a … Continue reading

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Ash & Bramble and The Star-Touched Queen

Time for some teen takes on fairy tales and mythology – favorite middle grade author Sarah Prineas with her first teen book, and debut author Roshani Chokshi. Continue reading

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State of the Book Basket – April 2015

Apologies for the silence, friends. Life has been more than usually crazy – fortunately, lots of good as well as some bad. And while this isn’t the place to share it all, I now know a lot more about the … Continue reading

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Odin’s Ravens

Yesterday’s post was all about gentle reads. This is just the opposite, a fast-moving book full of violence against monsters that’s sure to grab action-loving kids. Odin’s Ravens. Blackwell Pages Book 2 by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr. Little, Brown … Continue reading

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Zeus: King of the Gods

Apologies for the day off yesterday – my daughter had her preschool graduation ceremony, which was both adorable and completely threw off normal routines. Much like young children in general, come to think of it. It seems to be kids’ … Continue reading

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The Savage Fortress for 48HBC

I finished this on Saturday as part of the 48 Hour Book Challenge. I’d read about it originally on Charlotte’s Library, and then saw it again on a list of What to Read Next: Percy Jackson from Fat Girl Reading … Continue reading

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Cruel Beauty

A story that falls somewhere between Beauty and Beast and Cupid and Psyche? How could I resist? Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Balzer & Bray, 2014. Nyx has been raised her whole life to kill her fiancé as soon as … Continue reading

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