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The Story behind the Story, Living Bones by Jared Agard

I can still remember how the darkness seemed to be alive when I was a child. How it seemed to reach out for me. The thick, blurry-edged shapes would form and flee on my closet door, wisps of smoky purple against the moonlit dull yellow paint. 745 more words

Books For Children

Book review: The Death of the Hat, by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Chris Raschka

Janeczko, Paul B. The Death of the Hat: a Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects. Illustrated by Chris Raschka. Candlewick Press. 2015. $17.99. 77 pages. 262 more words

Book Reviews

Review: Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world.

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Lessons Learned from Twitter

At the end of March, my book manager said, “Kandi, I think you should get on twitter.” My initial reaction was, “Why?” I had actually tried to avoid social media. 522 more words

MG Book Review | Frankie DuPont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco| Julie Anne Grasso

by Julie Anne Grasso
Published April 2015
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Kindle edition
Ages | 8-12

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The Ever Afters: Of giants and ice by Shelby Bach

The date June 30 signals the end to Shelbys’ middle grade fantasy series ‘The Ever Afters’ with the release of the final book ‘Of Enemies and Endings’. 572 more words

Book Review

Unsung Children's Stories

This week for Children’s Book Week, I’ve been focusing on good children’s literature. However, there is one section of children’s stories that has not been addressed. 428 more words