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Wollstonecraft: The Case of the Kickstarter Project

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wollstonecraft: The Case of the Kickstarter Project

JORDAN STRATFORD is a producer, author, and screenwriter. Stratford launched the idea for the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series on Kickstarter, where the response was overwhelming enthusiasm.

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Nest, by Esther Ehrlich | Book Review

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nest, by Esther Ehrlich | Book Review

Esther Ehrlich’s debut novel, Nest, is an arresting story of an eleven-year-old girl named Chirp Orenstein, whose life becomes acutely sharp and complicated as her mother’s illness overtakes the family

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My Writing and Reading Life: Jess Keating, Author of How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

| January 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
My Writing and Reading Life: Jess Keating, Author of How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids.

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Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Maya Van Wagenen Shares Her Tips on Becoming Popular

I recently came across a remarkable book by Maya Van Wagenen called Popular. Maya, who is now 16 and in the 11th grade, kindly agreed to answer my questions (and quite eloquently) despite preparing for her SAT exam.

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Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

How did the idea for The Name Soup originate?

Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri: The concept of the book was inspired by my long last name. I was always intrigued about its true meaning and where it came from.

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The Name Soup, by Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri | Dedicated Review

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Name Soup, by Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri | Dedicated Review

The Name Soup is an encouraging story for children and is a poignant read for young students and teachers learning to build tolerance and gain insights within classrooms.

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | January 2015

| January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Young Adult Books | January 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, all but one young adult novel—Gayle Forman’s Where She Went—remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | January 2015

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

This month, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, by Dave Shelton, is The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book. Our selection from the nationwide best selling middle grade books, as they appear on The New York Times, still features books by super-talents R.J. Palacio and Rick Riordan and also includes the powerful story I Am Malala.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein | Book Review

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein, is about a madcap competition where kids search bookrooms based on the Dewey Decimal system, examine mysterious library cards, solve rebuses, compare assigned readings, and encounter holograms of authors who offer timely tips.

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Lara’s Gift, by Annemarie O’Brien | Book Review

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lara’s Gift, by Annemarie O’Brien | Book Review

Lara’s Gift is a step back in time to Imperial Russia, before the revolution of 1917. O’Brien captures the realities of the count’s estate, the clothing and lavish interiors, the grand kennels and stables, the lush celebrations, the intricate relationship between nobles and servants—and the longings of a peasant girl trapped by traditions and superstitions.

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