Category Archives: kid’s lit

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Rating: 4 stars Shelf: Reading Now A new and unique YA fantasy series that is incredibly well written and spellbinding. Jacob, an American teenager, has only just stopped believing the fantastical stories his Grandpa Portman used to tell him about … Continue reading

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My Only Idea

So the Mets’ game was actually sort of fun, once enough alcohol was consumed, and I didn’t do any thinking on Children’s Book Week. Shocker, I know. But this morning, I was gazing up at all my little friends (those … Continue reading

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The Prince of Mist – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Rating: 2 stars Shelf: Now Reading What could have been a really great story was just lacking in so many areas. I’ve yet to decide if this is the author’s fault, or if something was lost in translation. I can’t … Continue reading

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The Ear, the Eye and the Arm – Nancy Farmer

Rating: 5 stars Shelf: Now Reading Let me start by saying that this book is not for every reader. That being said, I found it to be beautifully written and immensely entertaining. Nancy Farmer balances history, culture and spirituality with … Continue reading

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Interesting Tweets from Bologna Book Fair 2010: Thursday, March 26th Edition

I believe many of the more enthusiastic #BBF10 tweeters have left the fair already. Still, the fair keeps on through today. We’ll see what we can glean from those stragglers: missdaisyfrost: Big book at Bologna #bbf10. today is prequel (set … Continue reading

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Interesting Tweets from Bologna Book Fair 2010: Thursday, March 25th Edition

Thanks to all those who have been re-tweeting the link to my blog. I really appreciate your enthusiasm for my #BBF10 posts! usbornemktg: http://twitpic.com/1ars0k – The wall where illustrators can pin up their work and contacts is looking pretty full … Continue reading

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Interesting Tweets from Bologna Book Fair 2010: Tuesday, March 23 Edition

While I’m stuck at my desk in New York, busy fixing last minute problems (see: I booked one appointment for the CEO of my company and gave him the wrong booth number!) for my co-workers that got to go — … Continue reading

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