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Sequels: Fated Sky, Exit Strategy, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Sometimes I read the first book in a series and never go on.  Other times I keep up in fits and starts. Here’s me trying to keep up.  All of these deserve longer reviews, but here’s to living with reality. … Continue reading

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The Truth about Martians and the Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

Here’s a couple shorter takes on some more Cybils books, as I try desperately to keep up with my reading. The Truth about Martians by Melissa Savage. Crown Books, 2018. In 1947 Arizona, Mylo Affinito is still struggling to get … Continue reading

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The Dollmaker of Krakow and the Ice Sea Pirates

I said I was done reviewing Cybils books.  I lied.  Here are two more that were nominated for last year’s Cybils, both read from review copies kindly sent to me by the publisher. The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero. … Continue reading

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The Voyage to Magical North and the Memory Thief

As I’m in the throes of peak Cybils reading season and trying desperately to keep up with reviews of the books I’m reading now, I thought I’d take advantage of a Sunday at work to pop in a couple of … Continue reading

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3 Middle Grade Fantasies: the Left-Handed Fate, Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, When the Sea Turned to Silver

The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford. Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler. Henry Holt, 2016. It’s a little hard for me to review this books in part because of how deeply I fell for it.  The year is 1812, and Lucy, the … Continue reading

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The Fog Diver

A futuristic steampunky, piratical middle grade adventure?  Give it to me now! This is one I’d been looking forward to ever since Charlotte wrote about it, and was very happy to see it nominated for the Cybils. by Joel Ross. … Continue reading

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The 26-Story Treehouse

This is one that I read for the Cybils, and which my son sped through after I was done. The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths. Illustrated by Terry Denton. Feiwel and Friends, 2014. The 26-Story Treehouse is a prose/graphic hybrid … Continue reading

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Hook’s Revenge

While I loved Peter and Wendy as a child, the book seems so dated when I went back to it as an adult. Here’s a fresh take on the idea. Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schultz. Disney-Hyperion, 2014. Jocelyn Hook, daughter … Continue reading

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Hunt for the Hydra

Pirates are good, but pirates in space are even better! This one was recommended by several people, including Charlotte at Charlotte’s Library and Stephanie at Views from the Tesseract. Hunt for the Hydra. Jupiter Pirates Book 1. by Jason Fry. … Continue reading

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Your Favorite Pirate and 48HBC

Thank you to all the people who entered the giveaway for the Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate books! I hope you all had a great time with Children’s Book Week, and the rest of the stops on the hop, too. And … Continue reading

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