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By Lesley M. M. Blume, author of Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties
Written under the guise of Miss Edythe McFate, narrator of Modern Fairies

Allow me to introduce myself: I am Miss Edythe McFate.  You may have read my new book, Modern Fairies, Dwarves. Goblins, and Other Nasties.  A simply divine short story collection and a guidebook all at once, Modern Fairies is most instructive.  It teaches today’s children how to engage with the modern fairy realm that thrives around us every day and everywhere.

Lately I’ve gotten many letters from readers wondering what fairies get up to during the holiday season.  After all, if fairies are so modern these days, are they out buying presents for one another and trussing up turkeys to eat and hanging up stockings for a fairy Santa Claus?

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 13, 2010

We all know that when a person, big or small, loves Star Wars, they really LOVE Star Wars. And as crazy as it is, even children that have never even seen the films can be obsessed with Star Wars.

Before you take a look at this year’s list of Star Wars picks, Yoda has a few words of wisdom that he would like to share with you as you ponder the idea of giving books to your young jedi:

“Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is. Give the gift of reading, you will! Do or do not… there is no try.”

By Phoebe Vreeland with Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 12, 2010

“Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children’s books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children’s social interactions. She has received rave reviews nationwide from educators, experts, organizations, and parents for her passion and compassion in addressing relational aggression—the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others.” ~ www.trudyludwig.com

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 12, 2010

We have 1 copy of Lost on Spirit River, Book One of the Spirit River Trilogy to giveaway. It will be signed by the author, Tommy Batchelor. Giveaway begins December 12, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 9, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 156 pages

Book overview: Thirteen-year-old Tony’s parents are in

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 10, 2010

This is our “Horse Lovers” fictional book list, hand selected for young horse enthusiasts.

An excerpt from My Pony by Susan Jeffers:

I want a pony.
I want a pony more than anything in the world.

Dust Devil
by Anne Isaacs (Author), Paul Zelinsky (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 5-9

Hardcover: 48 pages

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (September 14, 2010)

Source of book: Publisher