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Quick Reactions: Children's Mystery and Suspense


Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens

(Also published as Murder Most Unladylike.) This is a great boarding school mystery set in 1930s England.

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"Danny Chaucer's Flying Saucer" by Christopher Peter

Danny lives in a small town and is lonely as his 
best friend just moved away. His only other friend 
is Nat, a young woman who spends a lot of time hiding 
from bullies. 41 more words

Must Read Monday (14): The Nest & The Doldrums

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight current and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! 467 more words


The Black Fawn // by Jim Kjelgaard

Continuing my read (/most rereads) of Kjelgaard’s works, I was intrigued to pick up The Black Fawn, which I had not read in several years.  (And by that, I mean probably 15?!   1,038 more words

Book Review

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

The Blackthorn Key is an engaging middle grade historical/mystery that reads very much like a 12-year-old-friendly version of an Umberto Eco book. Set during the English Restoration (17th century, when Charles II was restored to the throne after Olive Cromwell’s puritan revolution/civil war) the book has wonderful historical perspectives on the times that aren’t overbearing or obtrusive to the story. 283 more words


Zel // by Donna Jo Napoli

This retelling of Rapunzel was probably one of the strangest, creepiest, most bizarre fairy tale retellings I have found in a long time.  1/5 for me – I don’t like books that leave me feeling as though I’ve wasted my time and will probably have weird dreams.   1,210 more words

Book Review

This picture book on caterpillars is delicious...

Happy weekend everyone!

Enjoy this comic from wonderful children’s author/illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi: 12 more words