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How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

| May 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
How Do Award Judges Feel About the Books They Were Unable to Honor?

Best YA and Middle-Grade novels selected by Pete Hautman. His latest book is Eden West, the story of a boy growing up in an isolated doomsday cult in Montana.

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Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Five Family Favorites with Kim T. Griswell, Author of Rufus Goes to the Sea

My five kids are grown now (four boys and one girl), and most of them have children of their own. … The list got longer and longer and soon it was tough to choose, but these five came out on top.

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National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
National Parks: Top 10 Kids’ Books

For those of you planning to take your kids to a national park in 2015, here are some excellent books you need to take along for the ride.

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Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick | Book Review

Screaming at the Ump will appeal to both boys and girls who are interested in sports (especially baseball), and journalism, coping with the transition to middle school, or dealing with family conflicts.

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Interview with J. Peter Clifford, Author of Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview with J. Peter Clifford, Author of Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box

The inspiration and subject of J. Peter Clifford’s books come from his daughter’s two dogs Sophie and Finn, who have been a constant source of enjoyment and companionship.

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Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box | Dedicated Review

Sophie and The Finn: Secret of the Box is the second book in author J. Peter Clifford’s mystery series about Erica Stafford—a spunky seventh grader who has premonitions and often finds herself embroiled in risky adventures—and her two loyal dogs, Sophie and The Finn.

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The Art of Writing About Villains

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Art of Writing About Villains

I’m not sure if there is an “art” to writing about villains, but I do find that to write convincing and three-dimensional villains, one must be sympathetic to their plight.

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Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Kids Series | May 2015

This month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store remains the same, it’s the wonderfully educational series The Adventures of Riley.

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Best New Stars Wars Books
May the Fourth Be with You

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best New Stars Wars Books <br />  May the Fourth Be with You

The Children’s Book Review strikes back with the return of the Star Wars book list. Grab your favorite little droid and treat them to a galactic read—the force is strong in these books.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Middle Grade Books | May 2015

It’s true TCBR readers are fans of Greek myths! That’s why, this month, the National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology is The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book.

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