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Review of the Day: Hera by George O’Connor

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Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory By George O’Connor First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1596437241 Ages 9 and up On shelves now. Aw, phooey. Phooey and also consarn it. George O’Connor is making me break my usual rules about reviewing. Generally speaking, when I review the first book in a series [...]

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 – 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 [...]

Review of the Day: The McElderry Book of Greek Myths retold by Eric A. Kimmel

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The McElderry Book of Greek Myths Retold by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Pep Montserrat Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster imprint) $21.99 ISBN: 1-4169-1534-6 Ages 5-12 On shelves now How do your average everyday children’s book illustrators go about proving themselves in this day and age? Well, I don’t know what they teach [...]

Review of the Day: Medusa Jones by Ross Collins

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Medusa Jones By Ross Collins Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic imprint) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0439901000 Ages 7-11 On shelves now I read a lot of “meaningful” books without wanting to. When you review books for children there’s a sort of assumption that if you want to be familiar with the cream of the yearly crop then you [...]