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Nominate these Audiobooks for Cybils!

The Cybils Nominations are now open!   And while I’m still pondering what I want to nominate in most of the categories, I’m noticing that the brand-new audiobooks category needs some love.  I need lots more books to listen to, … Continue reading

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Dead End in Norvelt

Usually, when the year’s Newbury-award-winning book is announced, I check to see whether I’ve read it or not, and add it to my mental “to read” list if I haven’t. I will note that a mental list is very good … Continue reading

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Leave It to Chance. Volume 1: Shaman’s Rain.

Leave It to Chance. Volume 1: Shaman’s Rain. by James Robinson and Paul Smith with Jeromy Cox. “Why aren’t there more Nancy Drew-style books anymore?” the creators of this book asked themselves, and set out to create one. Well, kind … Continue reading

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Alvin Ho

Here’s a series that was mentioned in a recent Books for Boys webinar from Booklist. Alvin Ho Collection Books 1 & 2: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. by Lenore … Continue reading

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Read by Esther Benson. I read Pippi multiple times as a child, of course, but hadn’t reread as an adult. And I tried Pippi on my son a couple of years ago – he would … Continue reading

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Polly and the Pirates

Polly and the Pirates by Ted Naifeh Our story opens with the young Polly Pringle at boarding school. She is regarded by her peers as sweet but much too willing to abide by the rules. That very night, her bed … Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. Read by Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, and a whole host of others. This is a recording of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. It is delightfully narrated by a nearly full cast of talented British … Continue reading

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The Pepins and Their Problems

Another one that LB and I enjoyed listening to. The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath. Read by Julie Halston. Mr. and Mrs. Pepin and their two children, Irving and Petunia, think they are ordinary enough people. Somehow, though, … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Read by the author. I’m guessing that most of my readers don’t need me to tell them to read Neil Gaiman. That, and this book winning both the Newbery and a Hugo… but there … Continue reading

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Listening with Lightening Bolt

My loyal readers might remember that last summer Lightening Bolt insisted on listening to one of about four CDs all summer long. This year, he has gone entirely off music. Instead, we are listening to audio books of the early … Continue reading

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