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Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Melina Marchetta’s books are like potato chips . . .

. . . you can’t read just one. Or you can liken them to chocolate chip cookies, if sweet snacks are more your thing. Seriously. I just read about precious … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Let the Battle of the Kids’ Books begin!

School Library Journal releases this year’s list of contenders. I adored Chime, Between Shades of Gray, and A Monster Calls, quite liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and An Exploded … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Some books were just made to be on the big screen . . . The Hobbit is one of them

Christmas came early, kiddos, with the release of the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! And don’t judge me, but who knew that dwarves could be hot? Just … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Week in Review (1)

This weekly series is inspired by the In My Mailbox series over at The Story Siren (see link in sidebar) and chronicles the books I purchased, got from the library or received in … Continue reading

December 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

Gloria Whelan’s Once On This Island

So I had to create this educational blog for one of my library science classes and I chose to do mine on the War of 1812, since my hometown has … Continue reading

October 13, 2009 · Leave a comment