Monthly Archives: November 2010

Countdown

Deborah Wiles, well-known author of Love, Ruby Lavender, has sent out another deep, stirring novel for young readers. Countdown, a tale set during the Cold War in 1962, tells about poor Franny Chapman, who is undergoing some big changes and … Continue reading

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Children of the Lamp: The Akhentaen Adventure

I thought this book was good, but here’s my one problem: the writing was not particularly enthralling, and this is one of the traits I look for when I’m reading something. This book didn’t make me want to stay up … Continue reading

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The Mother Daughter Book Club #1

There are four girls. They are nothing alike. They all have their own, individual problems. And they are all in the same book club together, with their moms. One word: Crazy. Emma’s the writer. Cassidy’s the jock. Megan’s the girly … Continue reading

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Poetry Speaks to Children

Yep, it’s poetry! And all you kids out there making faces, you’re wrong! This a wonderful book with a verse for everyone and every personality. Whether your favorite is Why?, by James Stevenson, or Lies, All Lies, by William Cole, … Continue reading

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The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives

I love love love love love these books! They have everything, from magical humor to extremely annoying boys. Michael Buckley has written us a story about Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, the poor girls whose parents have mysteriously disappeared. After what … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones

Brandon Sanderson has a new Alcatraz adventure for us, and it’s just as funny, inventive, and dangerous as the first one was. Alcatraz is waiting to meet Grandpa Smedry when he has a little run-in with some baddies. Lucky for … Continue reading

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Talking to Dragons

This book is the most unpredictable of them all! And you better be trusting me, or else you will be more shocked than you have ever been when you read it. This book in the series revolves around Daystar, a … Continue reading

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