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Review: Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang (Author), Mike Holmes (Illustrations)

Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by First Second
Source: Publisher

Hopper moves to a new school, one with a weird janitor person, strange birds with an odd number of eyes, and a jock who may or may not be her first friend. 321 more words


When hunger is not imaginary – Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

I’m not sure what kind of an imaginary friend I was expecting – is there a standard imaginary friend?? – but a very large, bossy, and uncooperative one was definitely not it. 192 more words

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The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2015

Conrad is the boy who knows everything, and his friend Piper can fly. But rather than be treated as superheroes, they were shipped off to a school for children with special abilities—a school where they eventually escaped the evil headmistress. 198 more words

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Happy Birthday, R.L. Stine!

Goosebumps HorrorLand: Say Cheese – and Die Screaming!

Author: R. L. Stine (b. October 8, 1943)

Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 2009

Source: Public library

Most kids enjoy a good scary story. 519 more words

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Give me Goosebumps: Happy birthday, R L Stine

With the impending release of the new film Goosebumps, I’ve started down a 90’s nostalgia path from which I have yet to return. So, with that in mind – a big Happy Birthday wish to… 1,380 more words


A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff


Goodreads: A Tangle of Knots
Series: None
Source: Library
Published: 2013


In a world where nearly everyone possesses a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady, who lives at the orphanage, has a special knack for baking.   387 more words


ARC Review - Fable Comics Edited by Chris Duffy

Title:  Fable Comics

Editor: Chris Duffy

Rating:  ★★★

Synopsis: From classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to obscure gems like “The Frogs Who Desired a King,” Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. 297 more words