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Book Review: The World Shines For You by Jeffrey Burton, illustrated by Don Clark

Gorgeous illustrations pop with foil pieces that highlight the words of this simple book, perfect for even the youngest reader. Continue reading

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New Releases: Picture Books Published August 15, 2017

Goodnight World Debi Gliori Bloomsbury, $16.99 Delicate illustrations accompany gentle rhyming text as everyone – people, plants, and animals – all get ready for bed. Ages 2+         The One Day House Julia Durango, illustrated by Bianca Diaz Charlesbridge, $16.99 Inspired by real-life volunteers, this picture book tells the story of a … Continue reading

Book Review: Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Keith Thompson

Goliathby Scott Westerfeldillustrated by Keith Thompson9781416971771, $19.99, Simon & Schuster The completely-lives-up-to-it-thank-god conclusion to the Leviathan trilogy! For my review of Behemoth, book 2 in the series, click here.  Mr. Westerfeld & Mr. Thompson continued to do a magnificent job of giving us both text and pictures to illustrate this alternate world history. It’s a … Continue reading

Book Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Keith Thompson

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Book Review: Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith

Lulu and the Brontosaurusby Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith9781416999614, Simon & Schuster, $15.99 I just bought this book today, but fell in love with it to the extent that I had to blog about it immediately. Lulu and the Brontosaurus is a picture book perfect for that in-between 5-8 year-old age group that is … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Demon From The Dark by Kresley Cole

Demon from the Darkby Kresley Cole9781439123126, $7.99, Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster) This is the first book I’ve read from the Immortals After Dark series, though apparently it’s installment #10. Luckily, I didn’t find I needed to read books 1-9 to understand what was going on. It’s a very interesting world! I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

Book Review: Orchid by Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle

Orchid by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle 9780671569020, Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster), $7.99 I first discovered this series in either junior high or high school. I think it was out of print already, and I picked up a few books at a local library for about a quarter each. I rediscovered this … Continue reading

Gift of Reading Club Selections: April 2010

Ever have one of those “duh” moments when you wonder why it took you so long to think of that simple, yet brilliant, idea? Each month at the Odyssey Bookshop, I hand-select books for children signed up for our Gift of Reading Program. Usually a family member or close family friend signs up the child … Continue reading

Ode to Stephen Gammell

Author and illustrator Stephen Gammell’s work is known in two very different veins: sassy, whimsical picturebook illustrator and nightmare-inducing, horror illustrator. My first introduction to his work was through his Caldecott Award winning book Song and Dance Man (9780679819950, Random House, $6.99). I loved having my parents read the story to me, but it was … Continue reading

Book Recommendations for 3rd & 4th Grade Boys

Emily, one of this blog’s team members, and a grade school teacher, prompted this blog post. Actually, she asked me for this list over a year ago, and she knows how very, truly sorry I am that it’s taken me this long to get it for her. Once I had done so, though, I thought … Continue reading

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It came! It came! So excited to have received my gorgeous new @rebelgirlsbook book 2 in the mail yesterday! That's 2/2 GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS books that I helped fund via @kickstarter, and I would help fund a dozen more at least. Also thrilled @quailridgebooks already has our shipment on order so I can handsell these through the holidays. #indiesfirst!
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#readstagram #readwithme #readmore #reading #read #instaread #instabook #indiesfirst #shoplocal #bookstore #bookshop #bookshelves #book #books #bookrec #bookworm #bookish #booklove #booklover Today I sat down and read @theallycarter's newest book, NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST, coming out March 27, 2018, and I finished it in one sitting. That's how quickly I flipped those pages! I'm a huge fan of her HEIST SOCIETY series, and this one lives up to what I've come to expect from aa Ally Carter YA-thriller-romance. Read on for my review. Thanks to @quailridgebooks for my advanced copy! #booksellerlife . . .
Review: Ally Carter has done it again! I don't know how she manages to so perfectly balance a kick-ass teenage girl with just a pinch of over-the-top girliness, but she nails it every time. Basically this can be considered a contemporary retelling of The Paper Bag Princess, where the prince is the US President's son, the princess is the son's former best friend/daughter of the President's former body guard, and the dragon is a Russian operative. Oh and the setting is winter in Alaska. And because it's Ally Carter, while the girl clearly saves the day and rescues the boy, she also ends up with the boy because teenage love conquers all.
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New review & a staff pick for @quailridgebooks: Guaranteed giggles! Clever illustrations, Captain PB (polar bear, not peanut butter), a literary fox, and three very silly lemmings. Perfect for all storytimes, with opportunities to do character voices. It also imparts the importance of learning how to read without being didactic. My favorite picture book of the year!
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