Author Archive

Author Interview: Pat Schmatz

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing another author interview with you all!  I recently discovered Pat Schmatz and loved her book Bluefish (check out my review from yesterday). Pat grew up in… Continue reading

Book Review: Bluefish

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Bluefish by Pat Schmatz.  2011.  (ARC copy) Bluefish starts on Travis’ first day of school in a new town. He misses his old house and especially his dog Roscoe, who ran away before… Continue reading

Lindsey’s Top 10* of 2011

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2011 has been a great year for Children’s and Young Adult Literature!!  It was painful to narrow down all the wonderful books I read down to my top ten for the year.  But… Continue reading

Author Interview: Jessica Day George

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Today I’m excited to introduce Jessica Day George, one of my favorite authors!  I’ve mentioned before how I can’t resist a good fairytale story and Jessica writes some of the best! Jessica earned… Continue reading

Author Interview : Saundra Mitchell

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Happy Turkey Day, folks!! Today I’m very excited to share our first author interview on Books in Bloom, featuring Saundra Mitchell! Saundra is the author of Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine, and upcoming Springsweet… Continue reading

Book Review & Promising Bloom

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The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell. March 2011. Amelia van den Broek’s brother sends her to stay with her cousin in Baltimore with one goal in mind: To find a suitable man and marry… Continue reading

Book Review: Legend

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Legend by Marie Lu.  Release date: Nov. 29th, 2011 (ARC copy) Disheartened by the fact that there will not be another Hunger Games book out this fall, I immediately perked up when this… Continue reading

Book Review: Tuesdays at the Castle

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Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George. October, 2011 (ARC copy). Castle Glower has a mind of its own, literally. Every Tuesday it creates new rooms and corridors, and it shows preference for… Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, in 2011 there will be 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer.  That number is overwhelming to me.  In honor of Breast Cancer… Continue reading

New Multicultural Picture Books

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Growing up in a semi-rural city in central Wisconsin, the extent of my multicultural education didn’t extend far beyond selling skull lollipops for the Day of the Dead celebration in my Spanish class.  Likewise,… Continue reading