Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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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

She said, He said: Novels with multiple narrators

A sales rep friend posed this question online today: I have a writer friend who is looking for YA (or adult) novels that are told in alternating voices. She wants examples where each character has a chapter and they go back and forth between points of view. It’s a bonus if the characters live in … Continue reading


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Book review time! 
The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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#poemaday #nationalpoetrymonth #haiku #kerouac #wildlyread #poem #poetry First day of full-time hours in my new job as a bookseller for an independent bookstore, and it's staff pick time! I fell in love with this book years ago, before the movie was even a dream. Though I'm not a fan of the movie tie-in cover, I'll gladly place this book in readers' hands. . . .
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