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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.

Review: ‘Crush’

This is my 17th year in middle school. Sure, I should probably graduate, but I do like the age a lot. It makes work exciting most days. When I read certain books, I just feel like the author (artist) has captured what goes on in a given day. The Berrybrook Middle School series just gets […]

Review: ‘The City on the Other Side’

Are you looking for an engrossing story? One that will take you to another world? Do you want to read about fantastical creatures? Wars? The imminent demise of planet Earth? That and more is all in this little graphic novel by Scott and Robinson. The City on the Other Side By Mairghread Scott. Robin Robinson […]

Review: ‘Estranged’

Though I was never an avid fantasy reader growing up, I was well versed enough in fairy tales and mythology to know the basics about changelings: Fairies disguise their own child as human and exchange it for a human child. Why? Estranged tackles that question and offers a powerful statement on what makes a family […]

Review: ‘Fake Blood’

The start of a new school year is always promising. Shiny new school supplies. New teachers. And for many, the promise of something different. For AJ it starts out the same, but soon enough his greatest wish will come true. Fake Blood By Whitney Gardner. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2018. ISBN 9781481495561 […]

Review: Snails Are Just My Speed!

True story: When my son was in first or second grade, I gave him Kevin McCloskey’s The Real Poop on Pigeons and my son refused to believe that he was reading a nonfiction title. McCloskey has a knack for showing interesting tidbits to make a topic come alive in a wacky sort of way. He […]

Review: ‘Hey, Kiddo’

One of my favorite questions that I get from my students, aside from “Did you read every book in this library?” is “What’s your favorite book?” It’s a hard question to answer, because it does change from book to book. And I tell them that. But I do tell them that there are only a […]

Books in Brief: Sequels, Strips, and More

5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun Random House Graphic Grades 4 and up The story picks up where volume 1 left off. Oona is trying to escape the Toki and to find her sister. The girls are eventually reunited, but ultimately many truths are […]