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Rating: (200 reviews) Author: Cornelia Funke Publisher: The Chicken House Amazon.com Just a few chapters into Inkspell, Mo (a.k.a. “Silvertongue”) sagely says to his daughter, “Stories never really end, Meggie, even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin […]

Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Russell Freedman Publisher: Clarion Books Amazon.com This work is perhaps the most complete and enjoyable children’s book ever written about one of the nation’s most fascinating and important figures, Abraham Lincoln. Russell Freedman covers Lincoln’s life and career in a balanced treatment that is enhanced by period photographs and drawings. The […]

The Whipping Boy

Rating: (134 reviews) Author: Sid Fleischman Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For kids to get their dose of action and thrills, they need not always go to the local multiplex for the latest bang ’em up film. They could try such books as The Whipping Boy, which relies not on exploding spaceships and demonic robots but mythic […]

More Adventures of the Great Brain

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: John D. Fitzgerald Publisher: Puffin Book Description Has Tom Jenkins, a.k.a. the Great Brain, given up his con-artist ways for a bicycle? Not for long. Soon the Great Brain is back to his old tricks, swindling and trading, even convincing the whole town there’s a prehistoric monster on the loose. But […]

Time for Bed

Rating: (124 reviews) Author: Mem Fox Publisher: Red Wagon Books Book Description Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It’s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers–sleep tight! “Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a […]

Ghosthunters And The Incredibly Revolting Ghost (Ghosthunters)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Cornelia Funke Publisher: Scholastic Inc. How to get rid of a ghost? That’s Tom’s problem, if he wants to survive his trips to the dark, gloomy cellar AND his smirking sister, Lola. The former question he answers with the help of ghost hunter extraordinaire Hetty Hissup–the latter he resolves with the […]

Seedfolks (Joanna Colter Books)

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Paul Fleischman Publisher: HarperTeen Amazon.com Sometimes, even in the middle of ugliness and neglect, a little bit of beauty will bloom. Award-winning writer Paul Fleischman dazzles us with this truth in Seedfolks–a slim novel that bursts with hope. Wasting not a single word, Fleischman unfolds a story of a blighted neighborhood […]