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A Boy Called BAT – Looking For A Great Middle-Grade Book with Heart? You’ve Found it Here.

A Boy Called BAT By Elana K. Arnold Pictures by Carles Santoso Spoiler Alert! Summary For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises — some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is … Continue reading

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The Pirates Of Pompeii – An Explosive Mystery

Book Review : The Pirates Of Pompeii The Roman Mysteries By Caroline Lawrence Spoiler Alert! Summary It is late August of A.D. 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hundreds of refugees are living in a makeshift … Continue reading

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“The Princess and the Goblin” – How Are Old Children’s Books Different Than New Books

Book Review: The Princess and the Goblin By George MacDonald Spoiler Alert! Summary Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth … Continue reading

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“The Grand Tour” and “The Mislaid Magician” – My How Time Flies!

Book Review: The Grand Tour By Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer Spoiler Alert!  Summary Kate and Cecy and their new husbands, Thomas and James, are off on a leisurely tour of the Continent. But once they arrive in France, … Continue reading

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“Fairest” – Retelling The Tale of Snow White

Book Review : Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Spoiler Alert! Aza was abandoned as an infant at the Featherbed Inn and adopted by the owners. Though Aza is kind, generous and a great singer with a unique talent, she is … Continue reading

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