Tag: children’s books

Classic YA/MG Challenge

Classic YA/MG Challenge

I’ve joined the Classic Young Adult & Middle Grade Challenge hosted by Wendy and the rest of the folks at The Midnight Garden. It’s a year-long challenge that accompanies their monthly Classic YA/MG Read-alongs. To enter the challenge, you commit to reading (or rereading) at least 8 classic YA and/or… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/05/14

News & Notes – 4/05/14

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Liberty Media sells of most of its Barnes & Noble stocks, reducing its ownership… Read more »

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A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd

A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd Published by Scholastic Press on February 24, 2014 Genres: Magical Realism, MG Books Pages: 311 Format: eARC Source: the publisher Purchase: Amazon Add to Goodreads Introducing an extraordinary new voice — a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/22/14

News & Notes – 3/22/14

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: The Independent will no longer review gender-specific children’s books, which it claims (with justification)… Read more »

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The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Description:   Welcome to the most magical house in London. The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop’s famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily’s great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting… Read more »

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It’s World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day!  The UK and Ireland are celebrating their version of Children’s Book Day, but there’s no reason those of us outside those countries can’t join in the fun. Here are some suggestions for celebrating: Read aloud to a child. Re-read one of your childhood favorites. Go to… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Winnie the Pooh!

Happy Birthday, Winnie the Pooh!

Ernest Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh Yesterday (Oct. 14) was Winnie the Pooh’s birthday!  Well — sort of.  October 14, 2013 marked the 87th anniversary of the first printing of Winnie-the-Pooh.  The actual stuffed toy was given to the real Christopher Robin for his first birthday on August 21, 1921, which makes Pooh… Read more »

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News & Notes — 7/27/13

News & Notes — 7/27/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Man Booker Prize announces the 2013 longlist “Chocolate Might Save Bookstores”.  Well, the scent… Read more »

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