Book Review: Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher

Tweet Seeking escape from his stern stepfather and stepbrothers, Arthur is desperate to find a ship that will take him from Norway to Wales, where he hopes to live with his father’s family. But no ship needs a scrawny, unexperienced … Continue reading

Book Review: Skylark and Wallcreeper

Tweet When waters from Hurricane Sandy flood the nursing home in Queens where Lily’s Grandma Collette lives, residents are evacuated to a shelter in Brooklyn. Collette insists that Lily save a small box that she later finds holds a pen. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

Tweet Silvie has always lived a life of privilege as the daughter of Loughsley. But when her cruel brother becomes sheriff of the land and takes over from their aging father, she knows she must take refuge in the forest. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Gift of Dark Hollow by Kieran Larwood

Tweet Longburrow: The Gift of Dark Hollow continues the tale of Podkin One-Ear, a young rabbit determined to save his community from the threat of the Gorm—evil mutations of rabbitkind. Teaming up once again with his older sister Paz and … Continue reading

Book Review: Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff

Tweet Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff finds the graphic-novel heroine on an adventure to find a rumored sunken city. The tale begins in Turkey, where Dirk outsmarts a despot in control of a coastal fortress … Continue reading

Book Review: Survivor Diaries: Lost! by Terry Lynn Johnson

Tweet What would you do if you were lost in a rainforest and needed to find your way back to safety? That’s the scenario presented in Lost!, a title in the Survivor Diaries series. Drawing on true stories of people … Continue reading

Book Review: Fly Girls by P. O’Connell Pearson

Tweet During World War II, people all over the U.S. were asked to pitch in to help the war effort. For women especially, this meant they got to do jobs they would not have been otherwise allowed to do. One … Continue reading

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Tweet Four children with no parents around to care for them are brought together under unusual circumstances and given a mission. They are to stop the plans of a man who intends to take over the world. The four, Reynie, … Continue reading

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