Author Archive

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

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

“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

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

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

I Will Survive! – Survival Novels in Science Fiction

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In honor of The Hunger Games, I just had to do a post about survival novels. And if you are wondering…yes, I am going to the midnight showing (I am that person). Survival… Continue reading

Women’s History Month

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What do Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor and Dr. Sally K. Ride all have in common? They were all women that made a difference in women’s history. Amelia Earhart was the first woman… Continue reading

Nature Picture Books

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I don’t know about you, but I wish I had more time to enjoy the beauty of nature. Last weekend while I was ice fishing, being in the great outdoors (or pop-up fish… Continue reading

February is Black History Month

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“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, / I am the dream and hope of the slave. / I rise. / I rise. / I rise.” ~ Maya Angelou, Still I Rise. Whenever… Continue reading

Book Review: Shatter Me

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. 2011. “You can’t touch me,” I whisper. I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him. He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him. But things happen… Continue reading