Wanted: good heroines in children’s lit
Jon Dykstra | Apr 16 2017 | comment  
A fun romp with all sorts of inventive ingredients

Could this be the next Harry Potter?
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 22 2017 | comment  
Fantasy, historical fiction and fast-paced adventure

Fans clamor for new series
Jane Fagan | Jan 16 2017 | comment  
This book is amazing on a number of levels.

Explorers lost in Antartica
Jennifer Minicus | Dec 1 2016 | comment  
Archer is determined to find his famous grandparents.

It took only six chapters for this book to earn a “thumbs down”
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 30 2016 | comment  
Disney-Hyperion's take on ancient mythology

After 140 years, Tom Sawyer is still a beloved character
Jane Fagan | Aug 26 2016 | comment  
No one captures the heart of a young boy like Mark Twain.

Courageous teen brings peace to country in turmoil
Jennifer Minicus | Jul 28 2016 | comment  
The first in an amusing adventure series.

Octopus terrifies villagers
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 25 2016 | comment  
In reality, the sea creature has more to fear than they.

Classic children’s book elicits ambivalent reaction
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 29 2015 | comment  
Should reviewers ignore personal taste?

Tragedy at sea leads to mystery and suspense
Tim Golden | Aug 28 2015 | comment  
At age fifteen, Adam must take control of his family's business in 17th century Amsterdam.

Life is nothing but a board game
Tim Golden | Jun 24 2015 | comment  
A cross between science fiction and fantasy.

The New York Times compared this book to the Narnia series
Jennifer Minicus | Jun 8 2015 | comment  
No lion, no wardrobe and no allegory.

The imagination provides a convenient means of transportation
Jennifer Minicus | May 12 2015 | comment  
Delightful picture books for children ages 4-8.

Parents lose boy overseas
Tim Golden | May 5 2015 | comment  
Peter makes the most of a tough situation.

Affirmation empowers
Jennifer Minicus | May 1 2015 | comment  
A young elf proves that compassion is stronger than any weapon.

Boy travels through time to find parents
Tim Golden | Apr 27 2015 | comment  
Inoffensive but uninspiring.

True confessions
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 2 2015 | comment  
Thirteen-year-old girl turns mutineer.

Djinni, magic and revenge, part 2
Tim Golden | Feb 27 2015 | comment  
The Bartimaeus Trilogy's middle book.

Never trust a dictator
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 15 2015 | comment  
Not even a "benevolent" one.

Authors are noticing Reading Matters
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 3 2015 | comment  
Writer honors our request for a sequel.

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