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The Second Guard by J. D. Vaughn

The Second Guard is a solidly written late middle grade alternate universe fantasy drawing upon both Spanish and pre-columbian cultures. The mixture creates a very unique and striking world into which we have politics, betrayal, and the strength of friendships. 389 more words

Book Reviews

#662 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... by Davide Cali & Benjamin Chaud



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School…

Written by Davide Cali
Illustrations by Benjamin Chaud
Chronicle Books              3/3/2015
40 pages            Age 8 to 12… 608 more words

Library Donated Books

Carnival of Children's Literature March 2015 Roundup

Welcome to the March 2015 Carnival of Children’s Literature Roundup:

Picture Books

Lisa at Shelf-employed shares Picture Book Roundup – new or coming soon!, a slideshow with brief reviews of notable new or upcoming picture books. 462 more words

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#661 - Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds by Dale Kutzera



Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds

Series: The Amazing Adventures of Andy McBean
Written by Dale Kutzera
Illustrated by Joemel Requeza… 776 more words

Library Donated Books

Close Kin by Clare B. Dunkle

Okay, I’m sad to say I didn’t like Close Kin nearly as much as I liked The Hollow Kingdom.  Although it was so much fun to return to a world where Victorian humans interact with goblins, elves, and dwarves, there was not nearly enough Kate and Marak to satisfy me. 390 more words


Flashback Review: Lions of Little Rock, Kristin Levine: Making History Live -- A tale of two friends in the segregated south

Kristin Levine’s novel of school segregation and racial violence in the Little Rock, Arkansas of the 1960s offers a powerful glimpse into the personal cost of standing up for what you believe. 489 more words

"The Brugan" by Stephen Moore. The plot, story & landscape

I want to talk a little more about my children’s fantasy “The Brugan”, which means… starting with a SPOILER ALERT! If you’d rather not know any of the ins and outs of “The Brugan” … 510 more words