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By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 26, 2009

Gary Paulsen never ceases to amaze.  He’s done it all—from when he ran away at age 14 to join a carnival to competing in the Iditarod to winning awards for his writing.  The author of over 200 books has two more coming out this year—and has another on the way! He took time out of his very busy schedule to answer some questions about his new historical fiction novel, Woods Runner.

By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 23, 2009

Shiver Shiver

by  Maggie Stiefvater

Reading Level: Teens

Hardcover: 400 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 2009)

What to Expect: Werewolves, Romance, Poetry

I’d been looking forward to reading Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver for awhile–it came highly recommended, so when I sat down to read it I carved out an afternoon and figured I would finish it the following day.

Afternoon quickly became evening, and I was up until the wee hours of the morning because I absolutely HAD to know what happened.

By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 21, 2009

The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate (Book Two)

by Michael P. Spradlin

Reading Level: Ages 10 and up

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (October 29, 2009)

What to Expect: Action, Drama, Suspense, Mystery, Orphans, Historical Fiction

I always worry about sequels.  It’s especially hard when you liked the first book so much, as I did The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail.  What if the characters change?  What if I don’t like the outcome?  And the first book in Michael Spradlin’s series ended on a perilous cliffhanger–will all of my favorite characters survive?

As it turns out, I needn’t have worried.

By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 30, 2009

As I mentioned back in April, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Michael Spradlin’s The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. The book seemed so well-done, so well-researched, I couldn’t put it down–or stop recommending it to anyone and everyone who I thought might have even a passing interest in it! Needless to say,  I was extremely excited to interview Mr. Spradlin on the newest installment in Tristan’s journey, which comes out in September:  The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate.