Tag Archives: Children’s

A Troubling Message to Be Sending to Middle Grade Readers

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani I normally don’t write reviews of books I haven’t finished. I also avoid reviewing books I don’t care for, preferring to save my energy for spreading the word about great books. But in … Continue reading

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Meet Mister Max

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt. Illustrated by Jacopo Bruno. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2013. Max Starling comes from a theatrical family. His parents are actors with a definite flair for the dramatic. When they sail … Continue reading

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Bear Has A Story To Tell

Bear Has A Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Winter is coming and Bear is getting sleepy. But before he curls up for his long winter sleep, Bear has a … Continue reading

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Beware, These Carrots Strike Back!

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Peter Brown. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012. Everybody knows that rabbits love carrots. Jasper Rabbit, in Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, is no exception. Jasper especially loves the carrots that … Continue reading

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It’s Another Tiger. Oh No!

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2012. ISBN 9780375842719. Unlike the last picture book I reviewed, It’s a Tiger!, the tiger in Candace Fleming’s Oh, No! is not friendly or cuddly. Frog is … Continue reading

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A Notable Update

I’ve made some progress on my personal Notable Books challenge. I hadn’t expected The Hub Reading Challenge to start so early when I began this one. I never did set specific targets from the Notable Books discussion list and I … Continue reading

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ALA Youth Media Awards

Youth Services librarians across the country are counting down to tomorrow’s announcement of the ALA Youth Media Awards (January 28, 2013 at 8 a.m. PST, 11 a.m. EST). Many of those who are not attending the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting will … Continue reading

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A Personal Challenge – Notable Children’s Books

The YA reading challenges that I’ve been doing in the last nine months, sponsored by the YALSA blog, The Hub, have really helped me keep up with the latest and greatest in YA books. I’ve also been reading outside my … Continue reading

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Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Jeanette Canyon Over in the ocean Far away from the sun Lived a mother octopus And her octopus one In Over in the Ocean: In a Coral … Continue reading

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Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet. Some of my fondest memories from holidays in my childhood are of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television. Somehow the magic of the … Continue reading

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