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Orphans, Angels, and THE ROAD TO EVER AFTER

Orphans, Angels, and THE ROAD TO EVER AFTER

Lynn: If you have a taste from something different, I have a book for you! Take a little Oliver Twist, a big helping of It’s a Wonderful Life, a measure of Gabrielle Zevin’s Elsewhere (2005), and a dash of Polly Horvath, and you have a sense of Moira Young’s first middle-grade book, The Road to […]

Book Trailer Thursday: TRULY DEVIOUS

This weeks BTT features Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious (HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen), a novel for teens described by one Booklist reviewer as a “suspenseful, attention-grabbing mystery.” True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell begins her first year at the prestigious Ellington Academy intending to solve the 1930s kidnapping (and presumed murder) of the proprietor’s wife and daughter. Unhindered […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: EVERLESS

This weeks BTT features Sara Holland’s Everless (HarperTeen), what we can only hope to be the first installment of a beguiling new fantasy series. This mesmerizing trailer of spiraling clocks and the dripping sands of an hourglass reflects Holland’s fantasy world of Sempura, a kingdom where time is currency and the rich live on for centuries […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: MIS(h)ADRA

Based on their own experiences as a sufferer of epilepsy, Iasmin Omar Ata’s Mis(h)adra (Gallery 13) follows protagonist Isaac in his attempts to balance a rigorous college schedule and social life while managing his illness. Using a minimal color palette where yellows and purples reflect the calms of their illness and reds and black depict the storm, Ata has […]

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Favorite Adult Books, 2017
By December 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Favorite Adult Books, 2017

What sweet agony to have so many fantabulous, freakin’ spectacular books from which to cull. I’ve got my 2017 favorite adult titles down to a baker’s dozen, chosen under great duress. They’re presented in alphabetical order—as opposed to actually ranked, a feat which just might send me over the edge. Titles are linked to Booklist reviews, […]

By November 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: TIMELESS

Former Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks senior designer and artist Armand Balthazar has turned his attention to middle-grade fiction in Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen), the first in a new science fiction / fantasy series. In a world where past, present, and future all exist at the same time, Diego Ribera and […]

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MOXIE Girls Fight Back!

MOXIE Girls Fight Back!

Lynn: High-school junior Vivian Carter has always loved looking in the battered shoebox labeled “My Misspent Youth” on her mother’s shelf. These days, Vivian’s mom is a widowed, hard-working urgent care nurse. But back in the day, Viv’s mom was a punk rock-loving, feminist zine-creating Riot Grrl, and that box is full of mementos of that […]

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By November 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: READ THE BOOK, LEMMINGS!

The team behind the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny and Horrible Bear! is back with new Arctic characters in this hilarious learn-to-read adventure, Read the Book, Lemmings! (Little, Brown). First Mate Foxy is reading Everything About Lemmings, and doesn’t understand why they keep jumping ship, but he soon realizes that the lemmings don’t know […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: MOTHER OF ALL PIGS

Jordanian-American journalist and author, Malu Halasa, and her debut novel Mother of All Pigs (Unnamed) are the stars of this week’s BTT. In this short film, Halasa speaks about her inspiration for the novel and wanting to push back against the war, poverty, and dictatorship that has plagued the Middle East in her many years […]

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Worry, Worry: Teen Books about Anxiety

Worry, Worry: Teen Books about Anxiety

Lynn: My husband once said that if worrying was an Olympic sport, I could medal for America. Sadly, he is right: I am a champion worrier! Quite naturally, I was attracted to two new books for teens on the subject. Diana Harmon Asher’s Side Tracked (2017) introduces Joseph Friedman, a middle-schooler with ADD, an overactive […]