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BOOK REVIEW

CATS ALOFT by Lisa Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Feline aficionados may love the cat characters, but the 'mystery' won't leave them purring. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Cat brothers Anton and Cecil are on the road again…or above it, as the case may be. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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MIDWINTER TREASURES
by Leila Roy

After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.

Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GAUDI KEY by Esteban Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Humorless and breathless yet long-winded thriller, drowning in symbology."
The latest addition to the Oh-No-We-Got-Christianity-All-Wrong thriller genre, from a pair of Barcelona natives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKLING PRINCESS 1 2 3 by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"While the attempts at diversity should be lauded, both are shiny bits of board-book bling without much substance. (Board book. 2-4)"
Count up to 10 with various fairy-tale characters. Read full book review >

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QUIET BUNNY'S MANY COLORS by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"But since she is a prolific artist with many fans, Quiet Bunny will probably quietly move on to the next entry in his series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This is the second offering in a new series about the titular rabbit, following a previous exploration of animal sounds (Quiet Bunny, 2009). Read full book review >

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A DRAGON MOVES IN by Lisa Falkenstern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Gentle country concoction, two parts Beatrix Potter and one part Cressida Cowell. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It takes a lot of love—and imagination—to raise a dragon. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY FEET by Lisa Stubbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Stubbs tackles an evergreen topic and does it very well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear steps out of a drawing to chase away a bad mood. Read full book review >