Monthly Archive: May, 2012

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight – Kristin’s “Au Revoir” Post

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There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall And the bells in the steeple too And up in the nursery an absurd little bird Is popping out to say,… Continue reading

Book Review: BZRK

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BZRK by Michael Grant. 2012. 9781606843123. Gr 9-Adult. Everything about this book screamed, “Pick me up! Read me!”  From the blocky, embossed copper title letters to the tagline on the front cover, which… Continue reading

Book Review : Snow in Summer : Fairest of Them All

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Snow in Summer : Fairest of Them All by Jane Yolen.  November, 2011.  9780399256639.  Gr. 5-8. Snow in Summer’s life came to a crashing halt when she was seven and her mother died.… Continue reading

Science Heroes

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, at least according to a recent Hot Topics list we created, but I can’t think of better heroes for kids than scientists.  Here are a few… Continue reading

Blinded Me with Science! – Science Fiction Novels for Teens

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Congratulations, Ms. Provence–you are the winner of an autographed copy of Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore.  Please e-mail us your address at booksinbloom@mackin.com, and we will send it out to you today.  And thank… Continue reading

Series Review and Giveaway : Graceling, Fire & Bitterblue – Giveaway Closed

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This past Monday our department had the huge pleasure of meeting with Kristin Cashore!  You can imagine our excitement since we’re all crazy about her books and couldn’t wait to meet the genius… Continue reading

More Food for Thought

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Last spring, I offered up some Food for Thought  with three titles about where food comes from and why that matters.  Now I have a few more titles that will prove that “food… Continue reading

I Didn’t See It Coming! Picture Books with Surprise Endings

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Mom’s empty lap = Story Time. Every time I sat down when my boys were little, they would come to me with arms full of books, and climb into my lap.  I usually… Continue reading