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The Shelf Care Interview: V. T. Bidania

The Shelf Care Interview: V. T. Bidania

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Capstone. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to debut author V. T. Bidania, author of the Astrid and Apollo series, which kicks off with Astrid and Apollo […]

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An Old Man, an Old Cat, and Instant Kid Appeal: Cynthia Rylant’s Mr. Putter and Tabby

An Old Man, an Old Cat, and Instant Kid Appeal: Cynthia Rylant’s Mr. Putter and Tabby

Lynn: A week ago I got a call from my older son. Henry, my five-year-old grandson, had suffered his second concussion in five weeks. This time, he was looking back over his shoulder while running and smashed into a pole supporting a basketball hoop. The doctor wanted him to be kept quiet with no screen time […]

A Funny Chapter Book for Third- and Fourth-Graders: Katrina Nannestad’s When Mischief Came to Town

A Funny Chapter Book for Third- and Fourth-Graders: Katrina Nannestad’s When Mischief Came to Town

Lynn: A feisty new character has arrived to delight readers who love Anne of Green Gables. The irrepressible Inge Maria Jensen sails into the lives of her Grandmother Dizzy, the residents of Bornholm Island, and readers everywhere in Katrina Nannestad’s enchanting When Mischief Came to Town (2016). After the death of her mother, 10-year-old Inge Maria […]