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YA SHOT REVIEW - The Dark Wild (The Last Wild #2) - Piers Torday

What’s it all about?:

Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. 806 more words

Book Reviews

George in the Dark

Each month for a previous job, I wrote a maximum 150 word review of a new book that came into the library during the month. I’ve expanded that idea to the blog in a feature I’m calling To the Point Tuesdays. 155 more words

Children's Literature

Writing an (interesting!) book review

Writing a book review is a fun activity. Not only do you read a new book but you also get to tell your teachers, friends and family what you thought about it. 399 more words

Children's Literature

Mini Review: Kitten's First Full Moon

I’m not a cat person – I’m a dog person, through and through. However, this book was too charming to pass up. Caldecott Medal winner Kitten’s First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes, is a beautifully illustrated account of a kitty’s first encounter with a full moon. 98 more words

Children's Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler

“The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you.”

As small children, the world seems static. 188 more words

The 7 Levels of Children's Literature

I was having dinner with my husband’s cousins this weekend and the topic turned to my writing. “So, what are you working on?” I went on to describe a couple of my stories which are ‘out there’ waiting for representation and the new work I’m doing on the… 664 more words

Children's Literature

WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE? by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham


Alice Roosevelt was a challenging child. She was adventurous, curious, and rejected other people’s pity. Her father, Theodore Roosevelt, adored her, but didn’t always feel sure that she wouldn’t publicly embarrass him and destroy his career. 668 more words