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Review of the Day: Windblowne by Stephen Messer

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Windblowne By Stephen Messer Random House $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-86195-6 Ages 9-12 On shelves now 2010 was not a great year for fantasies. Sure, there were plenty of books that contained small fantastical elements, but titles that plunged the reader into entirely different worlds with their own set of rules and understandings? Few and far between. [...]

Review of the Day: The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby

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The Clockwork Three By Matthew Kirby Scholastic Press $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-545-20337-1 Ages 9-12 On shelves now I’m in a weird position. I’m tired of Steampunk, and yet if I say that word to most kids that walk into my library they’ll give me a blank stare followed by an immediate, “What’s Steampunk?” I’d explain to [...]

Review of the Day: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

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A Tale Dark and Grimm By Adam Gidwitz Dutton (a division of Penguin) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-525-42334-8 Ages 9-12 On shelves November 11, 2010 Didn’t want to read this. Nope. Not a jot. Three reasons for that. First off, the title. I’ve said it about twenty times since reading it and every time I can’t quite [...]

Review of the Day: Thresholds by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

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Thresholds By Nina Kiriki Hoffman Viking (an imprint of Penguin) $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-670-06319-2 Ages 9-12 On shelves August 5th. I like to characterize trends with great all-encompassing, massive statements that fail to take into account exceptions to the rule. For example, after reading Thresholds by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, my instinct is to throw my hands [...]