Why didn’t they have books like this at my middle school?

the London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd Ted and his sister watch as their cousin Salim enters a pod on the London Eye and follow his progress around the wheel; when the pod empties, Salim isn’t there. The book records the events that follow Salim’s disappearance Dowd's characters are absolutely compelling and the plot simple …

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Hug a Tree

Well kids I'm not quite back in the swing of things, after almost 2 weeks of holiday-ing the regular work routine seems all the more grueling. But I had the chance to get some great reading done, it's amazing how much reading you can get done when 8 hours of your day aren't spent at …

Move over Buffy…

I’ve been mulling over this Twilight phenomenon for the past few days. With the movie is coming out midnight tonight, the press/media/web has been awash in vampire reports. Just this morning NPR did a story on Forks Washington, the primary setting for the books. Entertainment Weekly has been on this like white on rice for …

I love Science!

Science Fair by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Peter and the Starcatchers by Berry and Pearson totally rocks. It’s just the kind of young adult reading I love, action adventure, humor, and a little bit of magic. It’s a wonderful adaptation of a classic that was in desperate need of retelling. And in all fairness …