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Review: Olivia the Spy

April 20, 2017

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Olivia the Spy By Ian Falconer Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 April 2017 40 pages After a five-year absence from the literary stage Olivia, the usually flamboyant dancing pig makes a surreptitious return. In this episode, Olivia and her mother are having issues. Olivia is offended […]

Review: Gone Camping

March 15, 2017

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Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Written by Tamera Will Wissinger Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers March 2017 112 pages While Sam and Lucy prepare for the family’s camping trip they eagerly anticipate all the fun they will have at the lake. But when the big day arrives Dad […]

Review: Mighty Melvin the Magnificent Mouse

February 15, 2017

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Mighty Melvin the Magnificent Mouse By Trevor Newland Mosaic Press September 2016 64 pages In a world full of Biggies and Smallies, Melvin the bespectacled mouse is a Smally who thinks he’s a Biggy because he isn’t afraid of anything. Melvin decides to take his magnificence to the circus in order to find the Biggest […]

Review: Race to Pisa

February 1, 2017

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Race to Pisa By Trevor Newland Mosaic Press September 2016 64 pages Newland introduced readers to the Scallywags in The Scallywag Solution, as salty sailors saving their ship from Blackbeard’s pirates. In their latest exploit Race to Pisa, the four motley misfits are landlubbers toiling for King Nedward. Lazy-Eyed Liam does the laundry. Peggy Legs […]

Review: The Wizard’s Dog

December 7, 2016

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The Wizard’s Dog Written by Eric Kahn Gale Illustrated by Dave Phillips Crown Books for Young Readers January 2017 288 pages Nosewise is Merlin’s devoted canine companion with a case of separation anxiety. Though he is the wizard’s dog, it’s the apprentice Morgana who introduces him to magic. Quite by accident they discover that contact […]

Review: Wide as the Wind

December 1, 2016

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Wide as the Wind By Edward Stanton Open Books Press October 2016 220 pages Years of tribal wars between the Tuus and the Raas have savaged the tiny Polynesian island of Vaitéa. Those tribespeople who survive the massacres are slowly starving to death. The high priestess Marama believes 15-year old Miru is the chosen one […]

Review: The Journey

October 18, 2016

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The Journey By Francesca Sanna Flying Eye Books September 2016 48 pages A brother and sister lived happily with their mother and father in a beautiful city by the sea until the blackness of war spread chaos and destruction and eventually took their father. Their mother heard about a distant country with forests and mountains […]