Tag Archives: robots

Magic, Friendship and Community: Muse Squad, Weird Little Robots, If We Were Giants

Every September before Cybils nominations open, I look around for eligible books that I can read in the meantime.  Here are three that I enjoyed that were not nominated, though there are still a few days for their publishers or … Continue reading

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The Murderbot Diaries 1-3

I read the first of this on-going series of novellas back in January, and squeezed in the most recent two now, before buckling down to full-on Cybils reading.  In the meantime, the first book, All Systems Red, won this year’s … Continue reading

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Watchdog by Will McIntosh

I think I’m finally approaching the end of books I read for the Cybils award! No guarantees, but here at least is a fun, fast-paced story, especially for fans of giant robot dogs. Watchdog by Will McIntosh. Delacorte, 2017. In … Continue reading

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The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky

Six kid geniuses from around the world science their way home from space.  The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky. Harper, 2017. Meet Miranda Regent, girl genius from Ohio.  At least her little sister thinks she’s smart enough to earn a … Continue reading

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3 Fun Graphic Novels for Kids

Here are a handful of fun graphic novels my kids (mostly both the 7 and the 12 year old) and I have read and enjoyed recently. Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson. Scholastic, 2015. True confession: this is one my love … Continue reading

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Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage

Thank you for all the love on my first Top 10 List, and my apologies for my absence! I was feeling all caught up on reviews and proud of myself last weekend; I wrote my Top 10 list on Sunday … Continue reading

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Picture Book Catch-Up

Here’s a quartet of library picture books that we recently enjoyed. Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry. A princess who scorns fancy clothes longs to be a pirate in his rhyming tale: “Princess Bea was not the … Continue reading

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