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Not your grandmother's OZ: Dorothy Must Die Review

Let me start by saying that this book, as the title may imply, is not your grandma’s Wizard of Oz. It also, I must admit, isn’t so much a retelling as an envisioning of what Oz might be like after Baum’s original 14… 948 more words



February came and left astonishingly fast; even for, you know, a February. But now …

March is here!

Nature is busy renewing itself, and here at The Book Wars, we are going to talk of a different kind of renewal.  168 more words

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Review: "The Infographic Guide To..." series

Infographic Guide To… series is published by Octopus Books and was released last year, 2014.

Infographics aren’t new – we’ve seen them as memes on the internet, we’ve seen them in our textbooks and we’ve seen them in presentation. 1,021 more words


Jon Scieska & Lane Smith - Math Curse and Science Verse

Perhaps the one potential negative to these books could be the satirical way that teachers are portrayed (particularly in Science Verse) as boring or dull in the way that they present these (obviously exciting!) subjects. 656 more words


Review: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing - The Pox Party

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation,
Volume I: The Pox Party
by M.T. Anderson
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 22, 2008 by Candlewick Press…
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Elise Gravel's Disgusting Critters

Nonfiction books that accomplish both instruction and delight, appeal to all kinds of readers (that is girls, boys, adults and everyone in between), can be quite hard to come by. 565 more words

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The photo theme for February is...

Following our visit to the Hepworth today, we realised that we had now completed a whole year of photo themes on the blog and needed to come up with some new and topical ones to get you inspired. 149 more words

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