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Review of the Day: Keeper by Kathi Appelt

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Keeper By Kathi Appelt Illustrated by August Hall Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4169-5060-8 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. I don’t consider myself a particularly sentimental person. I don’t really cry at movies (E.T. was supposed to go home, for crying out loud). Television shows leave me high and dry (sorry [...]

Review of the Day: The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

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The Boneshaker By Kate Milford Clarion Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $17.00 ISBN: 978-0-547-24187-6 Ages 10 and up On shelves May 24th It seems that no successful book is an island. Or, to put it another way, no successful genre of book. In the children’s book world Harry Potter does well and suddenly [...]

Review of the Day – Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor

Dreamdark: Silksinger By Laini Taylor Illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo G.P. Putnam’s Sons (a division of Penguin) $18.99 ISBN: 978-0-399-24631-9 Ages 10 and up On shelves now. There was a boy. He came into my library branch. Couldn’t have been more than ten years of age. A good kid. He knew to come up to [...]

Review of the Day: Fortune’s Magic Farm by Suzanne Selfors

Fortune’s Magic Farm By Suzanne Selfors Illustrated by Catia Chien Little, Brown and Company $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-316-01818-0 Ages 8-12 Roald Dahl was a troublemaker of the first degree. Did he really have to be so original? So interesting? Did his books have to fall into such a distinctive age range? And did he have to [...]

Review of the Day: The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher by David Ellwand and Ruth Ellwand

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The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher By David and Ruth Ellwand Candlewick Press $18.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-2096-7 Ages 8 and up On shelves now Sometimes I’ll give a speech at events or conferences about children’s books that break barriers. I’ll talk about titles that don’t neatly slot into award categories and, as a result, [...]