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Why books? What if books are better because they don't do things, because they can't do things? What if the thing that makes books great, that makes them essential, is that books need us... Read more
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I just read the book Scars, by Cheryl Rainfield, and it was super good! It is one of those, read-in-one-sitting kind of books! The descriptions Rainfield uses really bring reality to Kendra's pain and struggles, which makes the book so good and very touching! H.H. -Age 15
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I recommend Inconceivable, by Carolyn & Sean Savage. Awesome book! It's amazing the Grace that God gives us to work through inconceivable situations. -M. Kingsley
I’m currently trying to read Bright Young Things—It’s getting disappointing, actually, as it could be much better. The curse of being an editor, I suppose. (Or it just isn’t as good as it should be.) I REALLYwant to start The Ring of Solomon soon, but I feel like I should finish the ten other books I have going. For instance, I’ve been trying to finish Olive Kitteridge for over a year. It’s good, but I don’t have the concentrated free time to read it, and the short stories give me an excuse to read a little at a time J And various YA temptations keep sneaking in there … Have you ever read any of the Wicked Lovely books? They’re another of my little bad habits … I seem to be acquiring many of them. I have a bad feeling Delirium will be sneaking in soon as well. -J. Alberta
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I like your website, and my favorite book right now is 11 Birthdays, by Wendy Maas. -Abby H., age 11
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Thanks! Kirstin Miller also wrote Kiki Strike, reviewed in my All-Time Faves Page.
I was just visiting your website and saw you had The Book Thief listed in your top favorite books. I couldn't agree more! I love that book! I'm recommending The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins. I read them this fall and thoroughly enjoyed them. -Stephanie E.
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At age fourteen, Juliette serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America. She speaks at National Tea Party events, and she's written a new book for tweens and teens about the Constitution of the United States of America, which is already making waves across the nation. Read on for more...
By Su Blackwell; text by Wendy Jones; photos by Jim Clinch
The Fairy Tale Princess
Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest
Seven classic tales retold in fun, fairy-tale fashion, but what makes these talses fo enchanting are the utterly unique and amazing illustrations. Works of art in themselves, paper sculptures cut from antique books are assembled to create scenes for each story...
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The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani
For 100s of years, pairs of children have been taken from Gavaldon and sent to the School for Good and Evil to become characters in fairy tales. Pretty, poised, and lover of pink, Sophie expects to be the next princess, while her BFF Agatha-a loner, nonconformist-will surely be sent to the Evil School. Except the school master reverses their roles. Agatha knows they've been duped and convinces Sophie to escape, until King Arthur's son appears. In this hilarious, thought-provoking magical mix-up only one thing is definite-life in fairy-tale land is about to implode!
At the age of 11, Jessica Granger fused her love for fashion and art to create a glittery line of fashion-forward girls' stationary.
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