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The Orphan of Torundi, by J. L McCreedy | Dedicated Review

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Orphan of Torundi, by J. L McCreedy | Dedicated Review

The Orphan of Torundi delivers all the key ingredients for a successful young adult novel. Romance, fast adventure, and a believable landscape blend together for a consuming read with a strong protagonist.

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Best Young Adult Books with Mary Amato, Author of Get Happy

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Young Adult Books with Mary Amato, Author of Get Happy

I’m putting the following books on my to-read list. I chose these particular books of the many the above authors have written because either these particular characters or the genres (fantasy, adventure, and historical fiction) are the most different from my own work.

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The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm | Book Review

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm | Book Review

The Fourteenth Goldfish is a clever novel that offers depth with humor while intersecting science and childhood in a memorable story perfect for sharing aloud with boys or girls.

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Jane Hanser Interview: Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jane Hanser Interview: Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways

Jane Hanser is the writer behind the blog www.dogsdontlookbothways.com. Her first book carries the same namesake and we got to chat with Hanser about the endearing Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways and the behind-the-scenes steps she took to create this joyful read.

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Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences, by Jane Hanser | Dedicated Review

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences, by Jane Hanser | Dedicated Review

With a humorous voice and multiple anecdotes, Joey, a chocolate Labrador who enjoys digging and escaping beyond his home’s fence, provides an entertaining narration for both children and adults.

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | November 2014

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Young Adult Books | November 2014

This month, 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.

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Best Selling Middle Grade Books | November 2014

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Middle Grade Books | November 2014

This month we have some truly intelligent fiction for our middle grade readers that really are must-reads. The Children’s Book Review’s best selling middle grade book is a regular on the list: Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, by Matthew Reinhart.

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The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson | Book Review

| October 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson | Book Review

THE KISS OF DECEPTION, by Mary E. Pearson, is an exciting, quest-filled story that will please more traditional magical fantasy fans.

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Jay Asher Discusses Thirteen Reasons Why | 50 States Against Bullying

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jay Asher Discusses Thirteen Reasons Why | 50 States Against Bullying

A conversation between Jay Asher and Trudy Ludwig the 50 States Against Bullying tour, bullying, teen suicide and how to create kinder and more caring communities.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Darlene Beck Jacobson

| October 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Darlene Beck Jacobson

Darlene Beck Jacobson has loved writing since she was a girl. She wrote letters to everyone she knew and made up stories in her head. She loves bringing the past to life in stories such as WHEELS OF CHANGE, her debut novel.

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