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“She was bent forward, all her hair down – so long it nearly touched the ground – and she was drawing her comb through it and shaking it out.

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Book review: Dangerous Deceptions, by Sarah Zettel

Zettel, Sarah, Dangerous Deceptions. . Houghton. 2014. $17.99. 371p. 978-0-544-07409-5. Ages 12-15:

In the first book of the series, Palace of Spies, supposedly-orphaned teenager Peggy Fitzroy, under strict control of her unpleasant uncle, loses her betrothal from an equally unpleasant young man while masquerading as a lady in the palace of King George I. 145 more words

Book Reviews

Author Spotlight: Joyce Sidman

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Writers & Writer’s Programs 2015 Conference where I was able to hear many different writers speak about their work. 446 more words

Intermediate (3-5)

The Question of Miracles by Elana K. Arnold


Goodreads: The Question of Miracles
Series: None
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Published: February 3, 2015

Official Summary

Following the death of her best friend, Iris and her family move to Oregon for a fresh start in this middle-grade story of miracles, magic, rain, hope, and a hairless cat named Charles. 630 more words

Middle Grade

AFTER BIRTH: A New Narrative of Parenthood

After Birth by Elisa Albert
Reviewed by Katie Presley

My favorite book of the year arrived in the form of Elisa Albert’s vital new novel… 421 more words

A Place to Call Home

It occurred to me recently that some of my favorite children’s books are the ones that explore the idea of home and finding a sense of belonging. 433 more words