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Go on an adventure with Stick Cat!

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties, by Tom Watson (May 2016, HarperCollins), $12.99, ISBN: 9780062411006

Recommended for ages 8-12

A spin-off of the popular… 276 more words


The Glass Sentence

Yesterday I mentioned how much Blaine and I enjoyed The Glass Sentence, the first book in the Mapmakers Trilogy by S.E. Grove. It was a bit of a risky choice for us: a long novel with a female protagonist (13-year-old Sophia Tims), a historical setting (1891 Boston), and fantasy/steampunk elements (not our usual choice of genre). 228 more words

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Unwanteds spinoff series 1st cover reveal!

Coming spring 2017, book one in the new Unwanteds Quests series!

The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

Three stars, read in December 2015.

A middle grade graphic novel about a group of girls who form a “secret art gang,” sneaking out at night to create works of art in public spaces all around their city.   328 more words


The BFG by Roald Dahl

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Middle-Grade

Pages: 199

Published by Puffin Books



Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. 378 more words


Outsiders, mysteries, friendship

Finding someone who understands can be a lifelong struggle, no matter you are.  Imagine being a precocious, intelligent boy with a flair for fashion and drama and two unreliable parents who drop you with cousins in Monroeville, Alabama during the Great Depression.  193 more words

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Award Winners: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. 1,272 more words

Children's Lit