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    HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL By Donna Gephart Delacorte Press, 2010 ISBN 978-0-385-73973-7   David Greenberg is out for the summer and dismayed by the changes that he is seeing in his best friend. His best friend Elliot has noticed girls and instead of the usual summer stuff that the two of them enjoy doing all he wants to do is hang out Read More →

THE NINJA LIBRARIANS: The Accidental Keyhand

THE NINJA LIBRARIANS: The Accidental Keyhand By Jen Swann Downey Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2014. P.O. Box 4410, Naperville, IL 60567-4410 ISBN: PZ7.D75913NI2014 PRICE: $7.99 REVIEW: The opening line of the story grabbed me. It starts like this: “Twelve-year-old Dorothea Barnes was thoroughly un-chosen, not particularly deserving, bore no marks of destiny, lacked any sort of criminal genius, and could claim no supernatural relations. Furthermore, she’d never Read More →


FLORA & ULYSSES By Kate DiCamillo Candlewick Press, 2013.  BLURB: She is a natural-born cynic! He is an unassuming squirrel! Together Flora & Ulysses will conquer villians, defend the defenseless, and protect the weak. Or Something. REVIEW: The opening description is wonderful and pulls the reader right into the voice of the character of Flora. “Flora Belle Buckman was in her room at her desk. Read More →