Tag Archives: children’s fiction

Words Can Move People

From whence comes a writer? Children’s award winning author Cynthia Lord told us, a 600+ audience of teachers and librarians, at a recent Children’s Literature Conference at Western Washington University in Bellingham, that she grew up loving words in a … Continue reading

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Summer Novels for Kids Full of Hope and Glory

~posted by Diane There is a memorable last scene in the movie Hope and Glory when the school blows up, thanks to German bombs in WWII. The moment of jubilation and absolute glee when the little boy knows there is no school to … Continue reading

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Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Children’s Books

~posted by Selby G. All ages love the possibilities bound in the pages of a fantastical book and children are no different. Some of the most creative and entertaining fantasy books I have read were written for kids. So don’t … Continue reading

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Family Reads: Trains and Trails

Summer is finally here! Kids are out of school and vacations are under way, which means it’s a great time for kids to stock up on some great summer reads. I always love to start summer with a grand adventure, … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Fridays: 5 sci-fi reads our children’s librarians love

Red Lantern’s Revenge by Michael Acampora It’s up to the Green Lanterns Corps to save the underground seas of Mars from the Red Lanterns and the fate of Earth ‘s own polluted oceans hangs in the balance. Torn By Margaret Haddix … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Fridays: The fantastic folly of youth

It’s really not a secret that some of the best science fiction written in the past ten years has been classified as young adult. While most people acknowledge the distinction between adult and young adult science fiction does not denote … Continue reading

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Little people up to no good (part 2): the modern tiny person

Were you thrilled when Arrietty came out, but now want new tiny adventures? Well, look no further! The Bromeliad trilogy by Terry Pratchett (1989) I’ve tried very hard to stick to tiny people who are more people than fairy, and … Continue reading

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