Book Review: Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes

Tweet Hopper hates starting at a new school, particularly because Stately Academy looks like a haunted house and kids mostly ignore her. She’s surprised when Eni, a guy twice her size who she expects will be mean, becomes her friend … Continue reading

Book Review: Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Tweet Four-Girl would like to win the approval of her grandfather, who as head of her clan has deemed her so unlucky that she is named only by her birth order. No matter how she tries, her efforts go to … Continue reading

Book Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Tweet Little Bao likes watching performers in the marketplace of the small Chinese village where he lives, and he daydreams of the stories he learns there. He worships the gods of his ancestors and knows he must honor them. Little … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Little Fish: A Memoir by Ramsey Beyer

Tweet Ramsey Beyer, author of Little Fish is big on making lists of all kinds, like “The Top 5 Things I Like About My Neighborhood,” and “Recent Best Feelings Ever.” As part of the Little Fish blog tour, I have … Continue reading

Book Review: Genius by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

Tweet At an early age Ted was identified as a genius, which got him moved ahead at school and an early job at a think tank where lots of super-smart people like him were working. But while he’s always been … Continue reading

Book Review: Templar written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

Tweet When Jordan Mechner set out to write about the Knights Templar and their lost treasure, he was more interested in the actual history of what happened to the knights than in the current existence of their purported riches. The … Continue reading

Book Review: Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi

Tweet Jerusalem was often a time of chaos and conflict during the years the state of Israel was being established in the 1940s. Communists, Zionists, Jews, Arabs, and British soldiers were mixed into a boiling pot that pitted brothers against … Continue reading

Book Review: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Tweet Lucy Knisley is a graphic artist who also writes about food, travel and life in general. She grew up with parents who not only loved to eat good food, but who gave it to their daughter from the beginning. … Continue reading

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