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That Boy, Jack

That Boy, Jack by Janeen Brian My rating: 4 of 5 stars Geographical ignoramus that I am, I had no idea where Moonta was/ is – blessed be the mapmakers. That Boy, Jack is a great middle-school read, full of interesting historical information about the Cornish miners and their families who immigrated to Australia for […]

The Pirate Company: On the Trail of the Golden Toucan

The Pirate Company: On the Trail of the Golden Toucan by Susan Cason My rating: 4 of 5 stars Tom Applecross is being sent far, far away. His stepmother has decided that Tom’s explorer father, Josiah Applecross, is dead, and that Tom would be much happier living with Great-Aunt Audrey in Boston. She packs Tom […]

Not as creepy as you might think…

Originally posted on Worth Reading? Worth Sharing!:
Creepy and Maud by Dianne Touchell My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was confronting for me. I can’t go into details here, but it was heartbreaking, insightful and very close to home. I loved Creepy, and the object of his obsession, Maud, but at the same…

Click-Clack the Rattlebag

Click-Clack the Rattlebag by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This delicious little offering was so worth it. A tiny short story that ended almost as soon as it had started, and with a startlingly quick ending, I wanted to start it again as soon as it finished. Unfortunately, I was driving and […]

Athlete vs. Mathlete

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack My rating: 4 of 5 stars Athlete vs. Mathlete is nicely done. Twin brothers Owen and Russell are comfortable in their roles. Owen is ‘the sporty one’, and as he heads into middle school he’s confident that his career in basketball is assured. Russell is ‘the geeky one’, leader […]