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Half-Hearted Review of The Scorch Trials

James Dashner’s The Scorch Trials picks up the story of the Gladers after The Maze Runner ends.  The trials for this group of young men have just begun.   221 more words

Young Adult Fiction

‘Have you heard about the Toad?’

Helen Mortimer, commissioning editor at Oxford Children’s Books takes us behind the scenes of a brand new edition of the classic The Wind in the Willows…

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Children's Books

Revisiting Old Books

So I’ve been slack this week and I haven’t planned anything to write and yeah I’m sorry I’ve been quite busy but I am going to write something. 475 more words

Teen Blogger

Odin’s Ravens

Yesterday’s post was all about gentle reads. This is just the opposite, a fast-moving book full of violence against monsters that’s sure to grab action-loving kids. 309 more words


Adult Interpretations of Children's Literature

I read an article recently in The New Yorker about the way in which we perceive beloved children’s books in adulthood entitled “‘The Giving Tree’ at Fifty: Sadder Than I Remembered.”  The Giving Tree is not a book that I specifically remember encountering as a child, but it was given to my first son on his second Christmas, and I dutifully read it to him.  212 more words


The Dead Men Stood Together by Chris Priestley - A Review

I was sent a copy of Chris Priestley’s, The Dead Men Stood Together by Amazon Vine, in exchange for an honest review.

Chris Priestley has a pedigree of writing horror fiction for children, although until now I had never read one of his books. 364 more words

Books For Boys