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The Batchelder Award and A Time of Miracles

In keeping with this month’s France theme, I would like to spotlight A Time of Miracles, an upper middle-grade, younger-YA novel translated from French that captured my heart.  860 more words

Raymie Nightingale - A Middle Grade Book Review


I must admit, I went into this with few expectations. This is not a typical read for me and I did not know what to expect. 332 more words


Running On The Roof Of The World by Jess Butterworth

Publication Date: 1st June 2017

Tash lives in Tibet. She knows the rules. She knows what happens to people who don’t follow them. The people taken by the Wujing don’t ever return. 336 more words


The Halloweeds by Veronica Cossanteli

It’s just another day at school when Dan and Martha are called to the Headteacher’s office to be told their parents have been eaten by cannibals. 111 more words


Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret by Lyn Gardner

Rose Campion escapes the tedium of Miss Pecksniff’s Academy for Young Ladies, and heads straight for home at Campion’s Palace of Varieties and Wonders, where Thomas and the theatre cast and crew are her family, having been abandoned on its steps as a baby. 122 more words


Book review: Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think,Talk, and Feel, by Nancy F. Castaldo

Castaldo, Nancy F. Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. $16.99. 160p. ISBN 978-0-544-63335-3. Ages 12-14. P5Q6

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Book Review: The Keeper of Portals by V. S. Nelson

A change of genre is good for the soul every now and again…how about a time-slip fantasy with supernatural beings for a change from crime fiction? 1,163 more words

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