Tag Archive: Little Brown

Memoirs for Teens

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In the two and a half years I’ve been blogging for Books in Bloom, I imagine readers have gotten to know my tastes fairly well.  You might know me as the person most likely… Continue reading

Want to Live Forever?

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Personally, I wouldn’t want to live forever (seems like it would get kinda long), but I’ve recently read a couple books that make the possibility intriguing.  No, these aren’t vampires or werewolves or… Continue reading

What’s your point of view?

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The Publisher’s Weekly review of Kelly Milner Halls’ short story collection Girl Meets Boy: Because There are Two Sides to Every Story says “. . . it’s impossible to know everything someone is… Continue reading

Book Review: I Hunt Killers

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. April 2012. 9780316125840. Gr 9-12. Many kids look up to their fathers and want to grow up to be just like them.  Others want to blaze their… Continue reading

Finding Family

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What does it mean to be family?  Do you like your family?  What would you do for them if you had to?  If you pose these questions to teens, I think you’d get… Continue reading

Mindy’s Caldecott, Schneider, & Stonewall Award Picks

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My brain is still in picture-book mode from choosing the picture book titles for our Booktalk Now! Spring Webcast, so I must say I am really looking forward to the Caldecott picks this… Continue reading

Beyond Inexcusable

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Chris Lynch raised some important and provocative questions in his 2005 novel Inexcusable, in which a high school senior is accused of date rape.  This book certainly wasn’t the first time that rape… Continue reading