Book Review: Wither

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Wither (Chemical Garden Trilogy : 1) by Lauren DeStefano. 2011. Imagine a world completely changed from what we comprehend at the present. World War III has obliterated every continent except North America. An… Continue reading

Book Review: Hamster Magic

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Hamster Magic by Lynne Jonell (Brandon Dorman, illus.). 2010. Lynne Jonell is renowned for her Emmy series which has been a huge success with children and teachers.  Jonell, being no stranger to the… Continue reading

Dance, Dance, Dance!

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A troupe of picture books about ballerinas has recently danced their way onto my desk…and except for the fact that several of them are pink (VERY pink—but more about that later), I have… Continue reading

Book Review : Tyger Tyger

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Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton.  2010.  (advance copy) Kersten Hamilton weaves a tale of fantasy, adventure, danger and romance with her first young adult novel. Seventeen-year-old Teagen works with chimpanzees doing research with… Continue reading