• CHILDREN'S

    THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

    JAN. 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

by Katherine Applegate illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Utterly believable, this bittersweet story, complete with an author’s note identifying the real Ivan, will inspire a new... Full review >

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    SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

    AUG. 28, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

by Laura Amy Schlitz

Schlitz’s prose is perfect in every stitch, and readers will savor each word. Full review >

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    ON THE DAY I DIED

    JULY 10, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ON THE DAY I DIED

by Candace Fleming

Light on explicit grue but well endowed with macabre detail and leavening dashes of humor. Full review >

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    IN A GLASS GRIMMLY

    SEPT. 27, 2012

CHILDREN'S

IN A GLASS GRIMMLY

by Adam Gidwitz

Not so much a set of retellings as a creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively... Full review >

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    HADES

    JAN. 31, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HADES

by George O'Connor & illustrated by George O'Connor

An outstanding addition to a first-rate series. Full review >

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    THE SPINDLERS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE SPINDLERS

by Lauren Oliver & illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Richly detailed, at times poetic, ultimately moving; a book to be puzzled over, enjoyed and, ideally, read aloud. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    COLD CEREAL

    FEB. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

COLD CEREAL

by Adam Rex

A massive explosion at the end only sets that evil scheme back a bit; stay tuned for further strange and exhilarating... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET

by Shelley Moore Thomas

Though it’s filled with incident, emotion, magic and adventure, what stands out most is Trinket’s clear voice and loving... Full review >

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    INTO THE WOODS

    SEPT. 1, 2012

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