Category Archives: book reviews

Book Reviews: Scary Stories for Kids

It’s no secret: Kids love scary stories. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year for a good fright! Recently, I listened to some spooky audiobooks to get ready for the season; Doll Bones by Holly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ten, by Gretchen McNeil

Just in time for Halloween, we recommend the thrilling, chilling read, Ten by Gretchen McNeil. Ten is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, but unlike Christie’s storyline, the characters in McNeil’s are all teenagers alone … Continue reading

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Picture Book Reviews: Uncharacteristic Superheroes

The Forgetful Knight, by Michelle Robinson ; illustrated by Fred Blunt.    (age range: 4-8) The Forgetful Knight has some of the classic elements of a knight-and-dragon story, but it’s the twists that make you laugh and keep you guessing how it … Continue reading

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Book review: Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar

Virginia Stephens (Woolf): “I do not see why I should wear a corset in my own home…You can breathe, why shouldn’t I?” Her brother’s response: “Because you are a lady, Virginia.”  Author Priya Parmar’s novel, Vanessa and Her Sister, covers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arcadia by Iain Pears

Even if you haven’t read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings books, or The Chronicles of Narnia series, nor seen the many films based on these fantasy novels, chances are… the names J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. … Continue reading

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