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Review of the Day: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

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Liar & Spy By Rebecca Stead $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-385-73743-2 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. Rebecca Stead is the M. Night Shyamalan of children’s literature, and I mean that in a good Sixth Sense way, not a lame The Happening one. It’s funny, but when I try to compare her other authors I find myself tongue-tied. [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #11: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

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#11 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009) 102 points I sell this to kids in the library by saying it’s a cross between Beverly Clearly and Lost. And I always say “the ending will BLOW YOUR MIND.” Because it does. – Sharon Ozimy This is a book you can give to any kind [...]

Fifty Years is Just a Wrinkle in Time: A Panel to Beat All Panels

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Fifty years ago Madeline L’Engle published her best known creation A Wrinkle in Time.  Since its release the book has gone on to be one of those rare titles that can get away with being part fantasy, part science fiction, and part religious allegory.  All that and it’s interesting to boot.  Not surprisingly Macmillan (the [...]

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: New York Style

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If you’ve read my blog in the last year you may have heard me mention a little something called the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.  Said aloud it sounds like The 92nd Newbery Film Festival (which is not too far off since 2012 will be the 90th Newbery Award).  However the entire premise was this: Kids [...]

Video Sunday: Hey, you like Turkish Delight as much as I do

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Oh, wow.  Just . . . wow.  Some of you may already be aware of the Boogie Woogie blog, run by author/illustrator Aaron Zenz and his three kids.  The fact that it may be the best blog out there in which kids participate in the discussion of children’s literature is evidenced by nothing so much [...]

Review of the Day: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead Wendy Lamb Books (Random House imprint) $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-385-73742-5 Ages 11-14 I’ve been struggling over how to begin this review. I want to get it exactly right. I want to convey to you precisely what it is that I mean to say. If you’ve read any of my [...]