Monthly Archive: April, 2012

“Very Superstitious, Writings on the Wall” – Supernatural Teen Fiction

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Stevie Wonder’s famous song “Superstitious” always makes me think of supernatural novels. I guess I am just one of those people that has to relate song titles to books. (Have you noticed the… Continue reading

Here Be Dragons…

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Ever since I watched Dragonheart as a child, I’ve had a special affinity for dragons.  I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t love a dragon with Sean Connery’s voice?  Whether they’re cast as the heroes… Continue reading

More Books for the Birds

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Last fall, I happened to read several books about birds right in a row.  I wouldn’t call myself a bird person generally, but I liked the books, and I didn’t want to miss… Continue reading

Gardening Books for Spring

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My mom had a huge garden when I was growing up, so I spent a lot of my summer working in the dirt:  weeding, planting, weeding, watering, weeding, and harvesting.  Every once in… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Middle School and High School

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Is your graphic novel collection in dire need of some new titles? It’s your lucky day! Tweens and teens will love reading about Greek mythology, dragons, cowhands, rebels, and vampires. Check out the… Continue reading

National Poetry Month

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Take Two! A Celebration of Twins by Patrick J. Lewis & Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. 2012. 9780763637026. Gr. PS-3. I have a niece and nephew who are twins, so when I… Continue reading

Book Review: Without Tess

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Without Tess by Marcella Pixley. October 2011.  9780374361747. Gr 7-9. Every Wednesday Lizzie Cohen sits in the high school guidance counselor’s office with her sister’s childhood journal in hand.  Lizzie’s sister Tess died… Continue reading

Do You Believe in Magic? – Magical Stories for Teens

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Have you always wanted to be like Samantha from Bewitched? I definitely have, and I am not giving up on that dream either! Cate and Kendra are definitely not the nose-twitching type of… Continue reading

Book Review : Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence

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Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly. 2011. 9780753466872. Gr 4-7. Come in and take a tour of the Pox Lab—if you dare! This fascinating and humorous book describes… Continue reading