Tower of Treasure

Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler Kids Can Press, 2010 112 pages I've been on a graphic novel kick lately, though I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because a lot of great recommendations are making their way to me. Maybe it's because, in my other life as an omnivorous reader, I've been working my way … Continue reading Tower of Treasure

Ladybug Girl

Ladybug Girl by David Soman and Jacky Davis Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008 40 pages I have a confession to make: I'm a book snob. I usually avoid bestsellers like the plague. This is partly due to experience. When I have tried to read John Grisham, Tom Clancy, or the like, I've found them … Continue reading Ladybug Girl

The Gift of Inspiration: The Little House Books

Little House in the Big Woods and others by Laura Ingalls Wilder; ill. by Helen Sewell (first editions) and Garth Williams HarperCollins, orig. pub. 1932 I was trying to decide what to post today--something I've stockpiled? or a freshly written review? what age group or genre?--when I realized that I would be posting right before … Continue reading The Gift of Inspiration: The Little House Books

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente; ill. Ana Juan Feiwel and Friends, 2011 247 pages Women and girls are survivors. Throughout history, across the world, we've been systematically oppressed, brutalized, and marginalized--yet here we are. We still make up the majority of the world's population. … Continue reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making