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  • 11 Sep 2011
    No More Dead Dogs
    Wallace Wallace, accidental football hero, is on detention because his teacher doesn’t like his review of “Old Shep, My Pal.” Detention happens to take place during play rehearsals for a play based on the very same book, because the teacher is also the director of the play. Wallace Wallace, who...
    Archived in Fiction For Guys
  • 26 Feb 2010
    Review: First Light
    Peter is a normal 12-year-old kid living in a tiny New York apartment with his scientist parents. Thea lives in a mysterious underground world with her aunt. Peter has finally gotten the chance to go on an expedition to Greenland with his father and mother. He’ll get to participate in...
  • 19 Feb 2010
    Review: The Ruby Key
    With the help of a cat who is not a cat and a nightling who has secrets of her own, Genna must travel the moonroads to find the one person who can save her people....
    Archived in Fantasy Fiction
  • 05 Feb 2010
    Review: What the Dickens
    When three kids and their adult cousin are stranded by a fierce storm, their cousin tells a story about a tiny orphaned creature who is trying to discover his purpose in life. What-the-Dickens is a skibberee born in a tin can and adopted by a bird before discovering others like...
    Archived in Fantasy
  • 06 Sep 2007
    Review: Shakespeare’s Secret
    by Elise Broach I wish this book existed when I was in fifth grade.  I know what it’s like to be Hero Netherfield, the weird new kid who is so easy to tease.  This move will be different for Hero, though.  She befriends the woman who lives next door and...
  • 06 Sep 2007
    Review: Project Mulberry
    by Linda Sue Park Julia and Patrick have to do some kind of project for their agricultural club, but they don’t have enough space to do a typical farm project.   Patrick comes up with the idea of raising silkworms, but Julia really doesn’t want to do.  The project reminds her...
  • 28 Feb 2007
    Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
    Tonight, we watched the new Fox game show “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” My fifth-grade literary adviser believes the show will be canceled soon, and I agree. The pacing is terrible. The idea of the show is really fun, and we were looking forward to it. I think...
    Archived in Television
  • 25 Jan 2007
    Newbery Awards
    Here is some information about this year’s Newbery Award and Honor books. The American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children gives out these awards every year. I was in Seattle for the conference until this weekend, but I didn’t get to see them announce the winners. The winner...
    Archived in Awards
  • 25 Jan 2007
    Shakespeare for Kids
    My Cub Scout den is finishing up the last few requirements before they cross over into Boy Scouts. They’re finishing up their Showman badge this week. Here is an interesting site from the Folger Shakespeare library. This will help them for at least a few parts of the Showman badge....
    Archived in Authors
  • 20 Nov 2006
    Uglies, Pretties, and Specials
    By Scott Westerfield Tally wants nothing more in life than to turn 16 and have the operation that will turn her from an Ugly to a Pretty.  Then she can move to New Pretty Town and have the time of her life.  Then she meets Shay, who doesn’t want to...