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The Screaming Staircase, Lockwood & Co. – Who Is The Intended Audience?

Book Review : The Screaming Staircase Lockwood & Co. #1 By Jonathan Stroud Spoiler Alert! Summary When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has … Continue reading

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Maniac Mcgee – How Do You Become A Legend?

Book Review: Maniac Mcgee Newberry Award Winner By Jerry Spinelli Spoiler Alert! Summary Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn’t made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and … Continue reading

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Summerlost -Does It Have A Broad Appeal?

Book Review : Summerlost By Ally Condie Spoiler Alert! Summary It’s the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar’s father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town … Continue reading

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The Mage and The Magpie – How Does Tone Change A Book For Children?

Book Review : The Mage and The Magpie The Magemother Trilogy By Austin J. Bailey e-book Spoiler Alert! Summary Brinley falls into a magical adventure in this, the first volume of the Magemother trilogy. Brinley has spent most of her life … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Sinbad’s Cave –

Book Review : The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave The Natnat Adventures By Brydie Walker Bain e-book Spoiler Alert! Summary Nat Sheppard’s world is turned upside down on the first day of the school holidays by the discovery of a secret room … Continue reading

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Island – An Adventure Survival Series For Tweens

Book Review: Island, Book One: Shipwrecked Island, Book Two: Survival Island, Book Three: Escape By Gordon Korman Spoiler Alert! Summary Six kids. One fate. They didn’t want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there … Continue reading

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“The Wolves of Willoughby Chase”- Who Couldn’t Love A Novel With Wolves and Orphans?

Book Review: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase By Joan Aiken Spoiler Alert! Summary Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie’s parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of … Continue reading

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