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Rise of the Jumbies – Book Review

Rise of the Jumbies

Rise of the Jumbies   by Tracey Baptiste   Algonquin Young Readers, 2017   256 Pages   Middle Grade (8-12 and up)       Against the authentic backdrop of life on a Caribbean island, with its diverse population and brightly colored fishing boats; its thick mahogany forests and deep,…

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Autumn Shivers 2017 – New Horror Books for Kids

Halloween books

What a perfectly HORRIBLE autumn it’s going to be this year! It’s time for another look ahead at the most frightening books for kids coming out just in time for Halloween… Don’t miss these soul-churning tomes of darkness! The Empty Grave   (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud Release…

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Hopeless, Maine – Interview with Tom & Nimue Brown

Awake at Midnight:How does a Hopeless, Maine story develop? What is the interaction like between the writing and the art as they evolve in tandem? Tom & Nimue Brown:There has always been cross-fertilization between the writing and the art. In fact, for the first book, I did the cover before…

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Charlotte by Fiona R. Burke

River Midnight

“Merlin! The police are here!” My mom screamed, sounding worried. Did they find her? I wondered. I ran down the stairs so fast, I don’t even think my feet touched the steps. The police were talking to my mom. She had her hand over her mouth. I squeezed my eyes…

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