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If You Find This by Matthew Baker


Goodreads: If You Find This
Series: None
Source: Library
Published: 2015


A math and music genius, eleven-year-old Nicholas finds it difficult to fit in with the older students in his grade.   593 more words

Middle Grade

On Raising Future Public Defenders (A Review of Louis Sachar’s Holes)

Many months ago, via Twitter, a fellow blogger recommended a book for my seven-year-old twins. It was Holes by Louis Sachar.

I was already familiar with Sachar and his alter ego, “Louis the yard teacher,” … 958 more words


We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

Are you looking for books to add to your summer reading list? Ones written or illustrated by Native Americans or people of color? Ones that include characters that are Native? 7,277 more words


Middle Grade vs. Young Adult

Hey, guys! The theme for May is “Non-YA Novels.”

I’ll be honest: I read and write very little that isn’t Young Adult fiction. For the most part, this is because I adore YA and there’s so much of it out there that I have no reason to branch out beyond it. 686 more words


Bogged down

I’m in the midst of wrapping up the school year while trying to make a good start on a new novel. My summer goal is to have a complete first draft by the time the new school year starts. 286 more words

Musings On Writing

The Ins And Outs Of The Graphic Novel: Calista Brill, Judy Hansen and Andrew Arnold in Conversation About Graphic Novels, From Concept to Published Book

by K. Marcus

Judy Hansen of the Hansen Literary Management, LLC, a literary agent specializing in graphic novels, strongly recommends that “if you want to learn how to create graphic novels and comics, both known as ‘sequential art’, the best resources to begin with are:” 516 more words


Review: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Algonquin Young Readers
Source: Publisher

“I remember her, you know,”Corinne told Pierre. “I remember my mama.”

“Do you?” Pierre asked with a smile.

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