Tag Archive: fantasy

Book Review: Dark Lord : The Early Years – An April Fools’ Joke?

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Dark Lord : The Early Years by Jamie Thomson Dirk Lloyd. 9780802728494. 2012. Gr 5-8. My dad loved jokes and pranks, and I am my father’s daughter.  The difference between us is that… Continue reading

Book Review: The Secret of the Stone Frog

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The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra. September 2012. 9781935179184. Gr. 3-6. Last year, my local public library held a week of programs related to Alice in Wonderland.  I brought my daughter… 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

Fantastical Fiction for Intermediate Students

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Author Paul Sweeney once said, “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” That is exactly how… Continue reading

A Bit of Magic

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Sometimes what a story needs is just a little bit of magic to give things a push in the right direction. These stories are all set in a world that looks a lot… Continue reading

Elementary Books for Boys

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This statistic provided by GuysRead.com was what initially motivated me to post about books for boys:  “The U.S. Department of Education reading tests for the last 30 years show boys scoring worse than… Continue reading

Book Review: Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

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Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull.  March 2011. (advance copy) Jason Walker is your average 13-year-old boy. He loves baseball and working at his job in the zoo. His passion for… 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