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Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer | Book Review

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer | Book Review

Fantasy meets reality in Off the Page, a romantic comedy written for the young adult audience by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and coauthor, Samantha van Leer.

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

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie has illustrated numerous picture books and children’s book jackets. Latest published book … My Rules For Being A Pretty Princess

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Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Learning Patterns and Colors with Books

Learning patterns and colors with three kids books about color and patterns.

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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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Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

| May 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Promise of the Wolves, by Dorothy Hearst | Book Review

Young or old, those looking for a unique and observant story will fall in love with spirited Kaala, rooting for her fight to keep the bond between humans and wolves alive.

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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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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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