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Thornhill by Pam Smy – Book Review

Thornhoill by Pam Smy

Thornhill by Pam Smy Roaring Brook Press, 2017 544 Pages Middle Grade (8-12 and up)     This is both a graphic novel and a book, weaving one story in graphic format and another in prose. The story unfolds through the diary of a girl named Mary Baines, written in…

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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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Bad Girls Don’t Die – Book Review

Bad Girls Don't Die

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender Disney-Hyperion, 2009 352 Pages Young Adult I hate it when I get blamed for something I didn’t do. That’s what really drives up the tension in this ghostly thriller. Little Kasey starts doing hateful things and blaming her…

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya's Ghost

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol FirstSecond Books, 2011 221 Pages Young Adult (13 and up) It isn’t a mystery how Vera Brosgol won the Eisner award (and others) for this ghost meets teen-angst masterpiece. It has a great storyline that deals with issues like dating and body image, the visuals…

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