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Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year’s best contribution to children’s literature and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Read more…
Make Your Own Ending Adventure Books for Boys
I pretty much love everything about this book concept:
- It’s based on the very popular Worst Case Scenario books.
- The cast of characters is multi-ethnic, boys and girls, and truly interesting.
- The illustrator, Yancey Labat, used to draw for Marvel Comics.
- It’s a novel, a graphic novel, and an If/Then game all in one. Read more…
Getting Back in Shape After Giving Birth
Please welcome my guest author Katie Moore, of Moore From Katie. I have a vague recollection of post-pregnancy fitness. It was limited to walking around Boston with my baby in Baby Bjorn or in a stroller. When we moved up to a double stroller, the workouts from pushing two kids around intensified. Read more…
Science Fiction Thriller for Teens
It’s the year 2108. I just turned 16. That means I can access the autopilot on my Aerokopa. So now, I can both fly and scope the Dat-X at the same time. But what good is that when I don’t even have a date to my best friend’s party of the century? Okay, well, one of the Holdouts offered to go with me . . . but there’s NO WAY I’m going with one of them! And then there are the Trollers docked at the quay. They’re most likely spies working with the Aliens, bringing nothing but trouble. But with this visit, they may even bring war. It would be treason to talk to them, let alone . . . befriend one. But what’s a curious girl to do? Did I tell you I have a propensity for trouble? Read more…
Why are Crabs Crabby? And Picture Books on Crabs
Does this crab not look like it should be in an animated carton?
I found this crab on vacation on Florida. He, or it could have easily been a she-crab, RULED the beach that day. The crab seemed completely nonplussed that humans were around and, as I stared it down, I actually thought it was dead. Not so, just winning the staring contest apparently. Read more…
Happy Chapter Books for Young Girls
This reader challenge makes me so happy. It’s a father trying to find happy chapter books for his young daughters. He likes the idea of chapter books from a cost per page perspective and he intends to read them aloud to his girls. What’s not to love about that? Read more…