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Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

| March 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

The Berenson Schemes are a madcap adventure series. I hope that because I spent time in these far-off places, and brought the sights and sounds and smells home with me, some young would-be traveler thinks, “Someday, I’ll go there, too.”

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | March 2015

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

With so many strong novels on this list, everything remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list—including The Children’s Book Review’s number one best selling young adult book is The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, a classic must-read for all Greek mythology fans.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | March 2015

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

This month, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, by Dave Shelton, is still The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book. And we’re very happy to add the very popular Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome and The Terrible Two to our selection from the nationwide best selling middle grade books, as they appear on The New York Times.

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1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
1492: New World Tales, by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young | Book Review

This unique book is a potpourri of re-told stories from several cultures on both sides of the Atlantic as they might have been known in 1492, the year Columbus set sail for India and found what is now known as the Americas.

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The Manager, by Caroline Stellings | Book Review

| February 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Manager, by Caroline Stellings | Book Review

This funny novel is told through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Ellie, but the real star is her older sister Tina. They live in Whitney Pier over the gym where their father, a former boxer, trains aspiring boxers.

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 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

| February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
 My Writing and Reading Life: Cory Putman Oakes

Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, DINOSAUR BOY, hits shelves in February, 2015 with its sequel, DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS, to follow in February, 2016.

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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming | Book Review

An absolutely fascinating read for teens and anyone who is interested in a richly described account of imperialist Russia.

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Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sway, by Kat Spears | Book Review

Kat Spears debut novel is, quite simply, a delight. It has all the ingredients for an engaging and witty read, laced with honesty and insight that’s refreshingly real.

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A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About Stella by Starlight | Interview

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Conversation with Sharon M. Draper About <em>Stella by Starlight</em> | Interview

In this conversation, we talked to Draper about the inspiration behind Stella by Starlight and the basic goodness in humanity.

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Best Selling Kids Series | February 2015

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

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is this month’s best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store.

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