Category Archives: kid’s lit

Middle Grade Mania

I know we’ve all lamented the loss of Harry Potter. Buyers and bookstores especially. How will we ever make up for the phenomenon that was Harry Potter? I heard it every day for over a year. It was tiring. There … Continue reading

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The Giver – Lois Lowry

Rating: 5 stars Shelf: Now Reading Absolutely amazing book. I can’t believe I never read it before now. It moved me so deeply – I only wish that it wasn’t such a short novel so that I could have experienced … Continue reading

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The Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan

Rating: 3 stars Shelf: Now Reading Very good second installment of PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS. I think I’m going to reread Edith Hamilton’s MYTHOLOGY before I continue on with this series.

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The Lightening Thief – Rick Riordan

Rating: 3 stars Shelf: Now Reading It’s difficult to not compare this book to the first in the Harry Potter series. While I didn’t like it as much as I like Harry Potter – I would recommend Rick Riordan’s series … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Week: Teen

Here’s where it gets a bit dicey. My favorite book from this period of my life is The Count of Monte Cristo. But, though it’s full of intrigue and is utterly fantastic, it’s not technically a Teen novel. Most of … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Week: 5th-6th

5th – 6th: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snickett: Though I obviously wasn’t reading these when I was in fifth grade, I would have been had such an unfortunate series existed. It’s one … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Week: 3rd-4th

I’m not sure that I have as much to say about these books as I did the younger group. I wonder why that is? Actually, it seems like quite an important observation (maybe?). That getting children excited about books at … Continue reading

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