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MOTLEY EDUCATION for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Congrats to Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity,the winner of a $25 Starbucks gift card in my Golden Cup Year End Celebration Giveaway. Amanda is a librarian and provides a wide variety of reviews on her site. 646 more words

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THE UNINTENTIONAL ADVENTURES OF THE BLAND SISTERS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Some breaking news before the review–The Cybil’s Finalists have been announced! Go here for all the nominees. Below are the choices for Middle Grade Fiction. I’ll be helping to judge the winner, but fortunately I have a head start as I’ve reviewed 5 of the 7. 723 more words

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A Small Rant...

If I have one more student recommend a novel that features a forlorn maiden with a secret identity that leads her to a secret destiny as a magical power welding queen… 330 more words

FALLING OVER SIDEWAYS (A CYBIL's nominee)

This one was sitting in my pile waiting to be read for a few months. It looked interesting with the saxophone on the cover, but other than that I had no idea what it was about. 758 more words

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FAR FROM FAIR-A Cybil's Nominee

To be fair. This is not my kind of story. 12-year-old Odette spends the first half of the book whining about everything. Yes, I get it. 662 more words

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THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

First my own leftovers. The winners of my holiday giveaway.

A copy of FRAMED! and ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE goes to Rosi Hollinbeck. You can see Rosi’s reviews along with some helpful writing links at… 777 more words

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#TBT: "Little Women" (1994) Is a Feast of Family and Feminism

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America in Little Women (IMDb).

Adapted by Robin Swicord from the novel by Louisa May Alcott; Directed by Gillian Armstrong…

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