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Review: As the Crow Flies

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Summer vacation. I spent years in summer camp… most of them were spent crying and counting down the days until it was time to go home. The only year of summer camp that I really enjoyed was the year I was a “pioneer.” The program was centered on the rustic outdoor experience; hiking, canoeing, and […]

Review: All Summer Long

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In late June, the conversation in the I.S. 278 Library (aside from… is your library account clear? And what will you read over the summer?) surrounded summer plans. The plans varied. Some kids had vacation plans with family or summer camp. Others though said they were just hanging out, much like Bina in Hope Larson’s […]

Review: Fruit Ninjas

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When I took out my review copy and started to leaf through this book, my colleague called out to me “That’s a great game!” I’m not much of a gamer, nor are my kids, so I hadn’t heard of it, nor did I know it’s in production for a movie. I already knew that this […]

Review: Illegal

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Eoin Colfer is well-known for his many novels for middle-grade readers. His Artemis Fowl series, about a teenage criminal mastermind, has been popular for well over ten years and was adapted into a graphic novel. More recently, Colfer has set out to write an original graphic novel. Illegal By Eoin Colfer. Andrew Donkin. Giovanni Rigano […]

Review: The Witch Boy

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On the surface, Witch Boy is a fantasy story about a reclusive family who practice magic. But below the surface, it’s a story of gender roles. Whether or not readers will dig that deep is entirely up to them. Whether or not they discuss it, again, is up to them. But young readers will have […]

Review: ‘The Stone Man Mysteries Book One: Stone Cold’

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The Stone Man Mysteries Book 1: Stone Cold Written by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple Art by Orion Zangara Lerner Publishing Teen Craig McGowan, a teen with no prospects in 1930s Edinburgh, Scotland, goes to the roof of a local church to end it all. He is stopped by Silex, a demon trapped on the […]

Review: ‘Swing It, Sunny’

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Sunny Side Up, the story loosely based on the lives of sister-and-brother team of Jennifer and Matthew Holm, wrapped up so well that it never occurred to me there would be a sequel. But lucky for me, there is! Although the story will be better understood by those who have read the first volume, this […]

Review: Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

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I have to admit, I didn’t exactly remember all the details of where I had left off in volume 1 of the Mighty Jack series. But it didn’t make a difference. While this is a solid volume 2 that doesn’t exactly stand on its own, it’s easy to pick up the pieces and move on […]

Review: The Wendy Project

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I particularly adore when authors (and artists) take a (classic) work and they tear it apart and create something new—but recognizable. There’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, countless fractured fairy tales, and this year I read a dystopian version of Peter Pan. So picking up a copy of The Wendy Project was a natural choice […]

Review: Knife’s Edge

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After reading volume 1 of the Four Points series, I was left hanging. So were my students. One student, Albert* (Name changed), asked me when volume 2 was coming out. I told him the wait was a while, and he asked me to let the author and artist know that he was willing to help […]