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Review: ‘Positively Izzy’

‘Positively Izzy’ follows up ‘Invisible Emmie’ with a story that is less about the mores of middle school than about the awkward relationships between parents and children at that age.

Review: The Giver

Lois Lowry’s award-winning YA novel The Giver has now been adapted into a graphic novel.

Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

This faithful adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is an excellent companion to the original novel.

Books in Brief: Early Spring-Cleaning Edition

Some quick reviews of spring releases.

Review: ‘Grand Theft Horse’

More than just another horse story, ‘Grand Theft Horse’ is about one woman fighting the horse racing system for the right to train her horse humanely.

Review: The Unwanted

I’ve had a copy of this book sitting on my desk, read, and ready to review for sometime. But given that this title received so much attention during this year’s book award season, I had to prioritize this review.

And The Awards Are In!

January has always been an exciting time of year in the book world. Monday of ALA’s annual midwinter conference is dedicated to the Youth Media Awards. In addition to the many well-known honors, such as the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Medals, there are many other awards and selection lists that a tireless team of librarians work to compile. The work is exhaustive and exhilarating. Keeping up with the review copies and the non-stop reading is intense.

Review: Pandora’s Legacy

‘Pandora’s Legacy’ puts a new spin on the legend of Pandora’s box and sets it in modern times, making this a good pick for fans of Rick Riordan’s ‘The Lightning Thief.’

Review: ‘The Cardboard Kingdom’

“Give a kid a cardboard box….” You’ll often hear parents quip that their child was more interested in the box rather than the new toy. And I know when my groceries are delivered in cardboard boxes, my kids beg me to keep it around. It becomes a house, a bus, and anything their imagination allows. Chad Sell and his many collaborators use this concept to create a rich story about a group of neighborhood kids that allows their imagination and ours to soar.

Review: ‘The Hidden Witch’

The sequel to Witch Boy is an even stronger and more nuanced story.