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Review: Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker

I received a digital galley of Scary Stories for Young Foxes from Netgalley and read it on a camping trip this weekend. Here are some of my thoughts. What is “scary”? The story is terrifying at times, but does not feel “scary” in overall tone, which some middle-grade readers may be looking for in particular, … Continue reading

Food
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Food

I’m moving soon. So not blogging much. But I thought I’d do a quick update to say I’m having fun thus far reading all of these books from various genres. I’m also focusing my picture book energies on a FOOD theme. I might do another storytime soon, hopefully, and apparently I feel like going from … Continue reading

Reader Response: October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman
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Reader Response: October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman

October Mourning by Lesléa Newman Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7636-5807-6 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and classmates, who should … Continue reading

Reader Response:  Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
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Reader Response: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks New York: First Second, 2013 ISBN 1596438657 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young … Continue reading

Reader Response: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
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Reader Response: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier New York: Graphix/Scholastic, 2012 ISBN 0545326990 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and classmates, who should be … Continue reading