Tag Archives: time travel

Dark Surroundings, Bright Spirits: 3 Novels

Here are three books for teens and middle grade students that take a hard look at the African-American experience through the eyes of strong young people Continue reading

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3 More Cybils Spec Fic Nominees – Familiar Authors

Here are three more from my Cybils reading – only this time, books that were on my TBR list before they were nominated, as they’re from authors I’ve enjoyed in the past. Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder. Random House … Continue reading

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Saving Lucas Biggs

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague. Harper Collins Children’s, 2014. Margaret’s father has just been falsely and deliberately convicted of murder. Victory, Arizona is a mining town, and anyone who protests the way the town … Continue reading

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A Tale of Time City

The late and much lamented Diana Wynne Jones is popular enough in fantasy lit circles that she’s often referred to only by her initials as DWJ, much as my scifi geek friends talk about JMS. She’s written so much that … 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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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

This is one that I’d checked out for my own Cybils reading towards the end of last year. It fell off my list for a while as I had so much else to read, and my son appropriated it for … Continue reading

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Save the Dragons

Congratulations to Kim, the winner of my tenth anniversary giveaway, and thanks to everyone who entered! I loved Seven Against Mars last year, so of course when Mr. Berman-Gorvine offered to send me a copy of his latest book, I … Continue reading

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Emerald Green

Happy Hannukah! It’s not really our holiday to celebrate otherwise, but we always enjoy celebrating it along with friends. In keeping with the season, here’s an older post of picture books: Hannukah for Wee Ones. And now, back to me … Continue reading

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Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier. This is the second book in the Ruby Red trilogy (called “Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten” or “Love goes through all times” in the original German.) It is more time travel fun, with a light … Continue reading

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Beswitched

I continue my reading of the Cybils Middle Grade SF/F shortlist with this one that had totally slipped under my radar before. Beswitched by Kate Saunders. Flora Fox is a modern teen on her way, very grumpily, to boarding school … Continue reading

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