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Trailer Reveal and Giveaway of Giant Box-O-Books!

By Jen Malone

Oh. Holy. Yikes! My book releases NEXT month and today I’m super-excited to share the trailer for it. Of course, I figured I’d make it just as much fun for you as it is for me, by sweetening things with a giant giveaway. 280 more words

Children's Books

1947: Miss Hickory (finally, a decapitation)


Laurinda’s Rating: 1.5

The 1947 Newbery Medal Winner, Miss Hickory, is about a doll made from twigs and a hickory nut. Forgotten under the lilac bush when the family leaves, Miss Hickory is abandoned to fend for herself. 257 more words

Book Review

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted over at Book Journey that allows bloggers to post a sort of wrap-up of the past week while also looking to the week ahead. 338 more words


in which a giveaway winner is selected, and my book appears on goodreads

So first and foremost, THE GIVEAWAY! We had one last week, and I didn’t get a chance to pick the winner on Friday like I promised because I was on an uninhabited island seven miles off the coast of Maine1 where wifi was a fallacy. 420 more words

Weekend Trouble

Weekends are for resting and chilling. Also riding in the car and playing with friends and walking at the park and going on the swings. 124 more words

Children's Literature

LitKid review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief

By Marcus Zusak

As soon as I picked up The Book Thief, I was immediately transported into a whole other world. A world where love and friendship were the hopes that everyone in Nazi Germany clung to in that time of fear. 397 more words


Review - The Islands of Chaldea

The Islands of Chaldea

Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones

2014 – KidLit – Fantasy

Rating: 4/5

The Story: Aileen has just horribly failed her initiation to become a magicworker, one of the last Wise Women of the Chaldea Islands. 315 more words