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Review of the Day: How the Sphinx Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland

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How the Sphinx Got to the Museum By Jessie Hartland Blue Apple Books $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-60905-032-0 Ages 4-8 On shelves now One of the most frequent requests I get from parents in my library is a desire for books on “community workers”. Which is to say, their children have been given an assignment in school [...]

Review of the Day: A Family of Readers by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano

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A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature By Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano $22.00 ISBN: 978-0-7636-3280-9 Audience: Adult On shelves now. A curious thing occurs when you find yourself pregnant. I don’t mean the sudden desire to devour your neighbor or the embiggening of the belly region. [...]

Review of the Day: Unraveling Freedom by Ann Bausum

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Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Home Front During World War I By Ann Bausum National Geographic $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-4263-0702-7 Ages 10 and up. On shelves November 9, 2010 Who could have predicted that WWI would become the hot literary topic for child readers in 2009-10? I remember when I was a kid [...]

Review of the Day: Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

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Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan Illustrated by Brian Floca Flash Point (an imprint of Roaring Brook Press) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-338-0 Ages 5-10 On shelves August 3, 2010 Collaboration. True life stories of collaboration told in a picture book format. It’s a challenge that I give myself: Name such [...]

Review of the Day – Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter

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Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook By Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter Illustrated by Matt Phelan Roaring Brook Press (a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-628-2 Ages 9-12 On shelves now I was child writer. Which is to say, I was one of those kids who wrote endless stories between the ages of nine [...]

Review of the Day – Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

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Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz By Beverly Gherman Chronicle Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8118-6790-0 Ages 8 and up On shelves now. Sitting in the biography section of my children’s room are crisp, new, clean, pristine biographies of all sorts of people. Saints and sailors, presidents and queens, you name it. We got `em. [...]