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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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Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate

Kidnapped. Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate Book 3. by Jan Burchett. & Sara Vogler. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2014 The Deadly Trap. Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate Book 4. by Jan Burchett. & Sara Vogler. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2014 Sam Silver might look … Continue reading

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Kidlit Giveaway Hop 2014: Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate

It’s Children’s Book Week, and once again, I’m proud to be participating in the Kidlit Giveaway Hop hosted by Mother Daughter Books and Youth Literature Reviews. Participants will be giving away books for children and teens, gift cards, cash and … Continue reading

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Little Red Writing and No Pirates Allowed

Two more picture books: the first was going around my blogs over the summer, and was popular enough here that I had to wait months to get it. The second was a random book picked off the new book shelf … Continue reading

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