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Review of the Day: Thunder from the Sea by Jeff Weigel

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Thunder from the Sea: Adventure On Board the HMS Defender By Jeff Weigel G.P. Putnam’s Sons (a division of Penguin) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-399-2509-7 Ages 8 and up. On shelves now Kids don’t pretend to be sailors anymore. Did they ever? I think so. There must have been a time when the lure of seaside battles [...]

Review of the Day: Trickster edited by Matt Dembicki

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Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection Edited by Matt Dembicki Fulcrum Books $22.95 ISBN: 978-1-55591-724-1 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. This year I helped a committee come up with the 100 best books for children. This list has been produced for a while and each year we make sure to include a folk and [...]

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders by Mike Townsend

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Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders By Mike Townsend Dial (a Division of Penguin Young Readers Group) ISBN: 978-0-8037-3308-4 $14.99 Ages 7-12 On shelves now. It’s been an uncommonly good year for graphic novel Greek myths, don’t you think? From George O’Connor’s amazing new series (starting with Zeus: King of the Gods) to two [...]

Review of the Day: Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires

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Binky to the Rescue By Ashley Spires Kids Can Press $8.95 ISBN: 978-1-55453-597-2 Ages 7-12 On shelves now When I try to think of cat-related graphic novels for kids, I find that titles don’t fall trippingly off of my tongue. Sure there’s the fabulous Fashion Kitty (a great series, in spite of the sound of [...]

Review of the Day – Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch

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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword By Barry Deutsch Amulet Books (an imprint of Abrams) $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-8109-8422-6 Ages 9-12 On shelves November 1, 2010 “Yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl,” says the byline. Well seriously. How was I supposed to pass that up? I’d grabbed a copy of Hereville at an American Library [...]

Review of the Day – Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri

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Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty By G. Neri Illustrated by Randy DuBurke Lee & Low Books $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-58430-267-4 Ages 10 and up On shelves July 31st “Sometimes stories get to you; this one left my stomach in knots. After three days of reporting, I still couldn’t decide which was more appalling: [...]

Review of the Day: Meanwhile by Jason Shiga

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Meanwhile By Jason Shiga Amulet (an imprint of Abrams) $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-8109-8423-3 Ages 8 and up On shelves now Quantum physics, parallel worlds, probability, entropy. Yes it’s all in a day’s work for your average everyday choose your own adventure book. Now just substitute the words “average” and “everyday” in that previous sentence for “extraordinary” [...]

Review of the Day – Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese

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Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese By Colleen AF Venable Illustrated by Stephanie Yue Graphic Universe (a division of Lerner) $6.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-4598-5 Ages 4-10 On shelves now This book stars a guinea pig by the name of Sasspants. There. I’ve just told you everything you need to know to enjoy it. [...]

Review of the Day – Zeus: King of the Gods by George O’Connor

Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians series) By George O’Connor A Neal Porter Book First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-431-8 On shelves now. Girl walks into my library. I’m putting her age at around nine, maybe ten. Asks if I have any books on Ancient Greece. Turns out the kid is [...]