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Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus/Kane Chronicles

Obviously, my daughter and I are both big readers, but neither one of us will read just anything. Pleasure reading needs to be fun, to have exciting plots, and have cool characters. 876 more words


BookTalks: Bored Kids in Un-Boring Adventures

Unlike our previous BookTalk post, these next stories (both classics and new publications) are about incredibly bored kids (a typical problem among kids these days) that just need to shake things up. 659 more words

Juvenile Fiction

Flipped ~ Wendelin van Draanen

Book level: 5th grade & up

Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. 159 more words

Tween Books

BookTalks: The Real, Unreal and Surreal

Today’s BookTalks post is an (un)usual one. For some reason, my current reading trend are books that are not set in a magical land or in a kingdom far, far away. 763 more words

Juvenile Fiction


I love books. My daughter, who is currently 12, loves books. We also love reading together. Even though she has outgrown the need for it, we still read together almost every evening. 217 more words


Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

The Big Nate series shares three things in common with Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries: it flies off the library shelf, it appeals to all… 222 more words

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