Event: Twin Cities on 1/29!
Join me to talk about raising self-reliant kids:
Wednesday Jan. 29, 7-9 pm
at the University of St. Thomas O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
St. Paul, MN
Get tickets here
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Tag Archives: book review
Wow. This is one terrific, terrible book! Let me explain… Coraline is about a young girl who likes exploring and finds a hidden door to another world… so far a pretty common premise for a “children’s book,” right? But what’s … Continue reading
by Celia Rees* Must have been tough to live during the times of witch hunts, especially if you were a real live witch. That’s the essential premise of Witch Child. It’s 1659, and Mary, a young English girl, finds herself … Continue reading
by L.L. Muir Never spy on the neighbors, even if they’re a cultish tribe of people who hold secret late-night rituals in the cornfields behind your house, and you have a tree house with a perfect view. Sounds pretty tempting, … Continue reading
by Lisa McMann For ages: 14 and up Talk about nightmares. Seventeen-year-old Janie is pulled into other people’s dreams. Sounds cool, except the dreams are usually the powerful, anxiety-ridden kind, and they make Janie blackout where ever she happens to … Continue reading
If you haven’t read all the Hunger Games books yet, go read them now! Seriously, they’re terrific. It should only take a few days to read them because once you start, you won’t be able to stop. Finish all three … Continue reading
by Ransom Riggs Jacob never believes his grandfather’s tales of murderous, multi-tongued monsters, until he sees one. Doubting his own sanity, Jacob traces his grandfather’s past back to a Welsh island and searches out the home for peculiar children where … Continue reading
Did I mention I loved lists? The Librarian Who doesn’t say Shhh! has a good one: Top Ten YA Dystopian Novels.