Monthly Archive: February, 2013

Book Review : One Frozen Lake

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One Frozen Lake by Deborah Jo Larson, illustrated by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher. 9780873518666. 2013. PS-2. I like winter.  It’s true.  And yes, I live in Minnesota, where we really do have… Continue reading

Book Review: Freaks

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Freaks by Kieran Larwood. March 2013. 9780545474245. Gr. 6-8. There are a lot of great new books out there.  I am always amazed at the variety and diversity of books for kids; it… Continue reading

Book Review: The Tragedy Paper

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The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban. January 2013. 9780375970405. Gr. 7-12. “As Duncan walked under the stone archway leading into the senior dorm, he had two things on his mind: what ‘treasure’ had… Continue reading

Book Review : A Natural History of Dragons : A Memoir by Lady Trent

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A Natural History of Dragons : A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. 9780765331960. 2013. 10-Adult. Isabella, a young girl growing up in Scirland (a country similar to England in the 1800s),… Continue reading

Books About Kindness

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With Valentine’s Day being today and this week being Random Acts of Kindness Week, it’s a good time to think about love, friendship, and empathy. Here are some kindness ideas (see the RAK… Continue reading

Series Review: Both Sides of the Story

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Animal Rights by Patience Coster. 2012. 9781448871841. Gr. 5-8. Arab-Israeli Conflict by Nicola Barber. 2012. 9781448871834. Gr. 5-8. Cloning and Genetic Engineering by Nicola Barber. 2012. 9781448871872. Gr. 5-8. Death Penalty by Nicola… Continue reading

The 5th Wave Winners

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Stephanie Quinn and Meredith Fickes!  You are the winners of the advance copies of Rick Yancey’s upcoming novel, The 5th Wave.  Please email us at booksinbloom@mackin.com with your mailing address, so we can… Continue reading

Promising Bloom & Giveaway: The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. May 2013. 9780399162411. Gr. 9-12 It has been a while since we declared a book a Promising Bloom, but we just can’t resist with Rick Yancey’s upcoming… Continue reading

Book Review : Maggot Moon

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Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. 9780763665531. February 12, 2013. Gr 7-10. “I’m wondering what if…the football hadn’t gone over the wall.” Fifteen-year-old Standish Treadwell lives in the Motherland, a dystopian society similar to… Continue reading