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YA Book Review: Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis Publication date: April 1, 2014 Moon at Nine is a poignant and powerful story about a bookish, strong-willed fifteen year old girl named Farrin who falls in love with Sadira, a new girl at school … Continue reading

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YA Book Recommendation: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Read it slowly, and savor every last drop. Yes, it’s as good as everyone else says. No, they aren’t overselling it. (Fantasy/romance inspired by Ancient Greco-Roman history, so if none of those things intrigue … Continue reading

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Random Library Find: Poof! by John O’Brien

Poof! by John O’Brien Sometimes when I’m at the library picking up one of my ILL requests, I stop by the kid’s section to look at picture books. During this particular visit, I’d picked up some Caldecott Honors and some … Continue reading

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YA Book Recommendation: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cyborg Cinderella. What’s not to love? It takes two of my favorite genres, fairy tale retellings and sci fi, and mashes them together. Wish I hadn’t taken so long to get around to reading it! I … Continue reading

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Mommy Read It Again: Rain! by Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Rain! by Linda Ashman (Author) and Christian Robinson (Illustrator) What a gorgeous book! I spotted this on someone’s website (unfortunately I lost the link), and just had to request it from the library. The story compares a rainy day from the viewpoint … Continue reading

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Read it Again Mommy: Two more great library finds

Over the holiday break, we visited the library a few times, and these two books have been a big hit in my house. I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau (Author) and Serge Bloch (Illustrator) This book is absolutely hysterical. It is … Continue reading

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MG Book Review: The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski

I was having kind of a bad day, and this book cheered me right up! The premise is what drew me to the novel: Eighth-grader Rachel Lee helps her mother with her housecleaning business, only to find out that she … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Alex and the Rabbit by Monica Dumont

Alex and the Rabbit by Monica Dumont The premise of this book was promising—a story to teach children breathing techniques to handle strong emotions—and as an instructional aid it might very well be useful, however as a picture book, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2) by Maggie Stiefvater A solid addition to the Raven Boys series. This book focuses more on Ronan and less on Blue/Adam/Gansey, which will disappoint some readers and enthrall others (I was in the … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: The Extra by Kathryn Lasky

An engaging main character combined with detailed research and an incredible premise make this book by seasoned author Kathryn Lasky a stirring read. The book is about a teenaged girl named Lilo, whose family is taken prisoner by the Nazis … Continue reading

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