Tag Archives: Book Reviews

Great Reads: YA Historical Fiction

I am the sort of reader who loves a good story, and I’m willing to give just about anything a try. Historical fiction has sparked my interest lately, in part because it is fascinating to read about how other people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Doll Bones by Holly Black

When I read about Doll Bones, by Holly Black, I immediately wanted to read it. The premise was so fascinating and spooky that I reserved it right away. Zachary is growing taller and getting good at basketball. Seemingly overnight, he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

This book has a really pretty cover, which why I originally picked it up, but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It’s a novel in verse, which is relatively unusual, and as soon as I read the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

It has been a while since I listened to Del Rey read The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart. I know that it made a big impression, because both the book and its reader’s voice have stuck with me. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Castle Waiting by Linda Medley

“A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that’s not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil – it’s about being a hero in your own home.” Castle … Continue reading

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A Book for Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: A Family of Readers by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano

The number of books written for children and young adults can be daunting. When faced with a huge collection, you could start by trusting your instincts about a particular book: do the pictures appeal to you (if there are any)? … Continue reading

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Favourite: Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius by Frank Asch

“I’d like to say I’m on a secret mission to save the world or something noble like that. But I’m not. I just want to put a few light-years between me and my littler brother. His name is Jonathan and … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

We have a lovely new non-fiction display area in the Children’s Department, and it was while selecting new books to display in that area that I fell in love with a non-fiction book. I had read about it and thought … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

I took Moon Over Manifest home awhile ago – it was unassumingly sitting on the shelf of new YA, but the title and the cover appealed to me. Also, it won the Newbery Medal in 2011 (the year after When You … Continue reading

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Les conseils de lecture d’Oncle Daniel

C’est ma chambre! / par Robert Munsch ; illustré par Michael Martchenko Sommaire La famille de Mathieu vient d’acquérir une maison mobile, et il va avoir une chambre rien que pour lui! Du moins, c’est que dit sa mère. La visite de cousins, d’oncles, de tantes et même de chiens vient troubler la quiétude de Mathieu, … Continue reading

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