Category Archives: meta

Return of a plucky girl to Fairyland

Catherynne M. Valente.  The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.  Illus. Ana Juan.  New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2012. Well, this turned out to be even better than the first book! September returns to Fairyland, which … Continue reading

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Board Book Bonanza

Back in August, Rachel Smalter Hall of BookRiot offered a list of titles for the very newest readers – “A Bookish Parent’s Guide to Baby’s First Library.”  With titles like Moby Dick: an Ocean Primer and The Game of Let’s Go, the list inspired … Continue reading

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2014 Favorites

Edit 02/07/15:  Ack! I missed a few.  See the amended “More Books” section, below. Let’s take a quick look back at 2014… My favorite books reviewed here @ Postcards: (click on each cover for the review)       Favorite books reviewed … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: The Unicorn Chronicles

This is a Finish ALL the Books! update.  You can find the complete list of FAtBC titles here, and the ones I’ve finished so far here. ______________________ Back in my 2012 Favorites post, I mentioned a few books I was looking … Continue reading

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Plucky Girls in Fairy-lands

Ok, break’s over! For the Classic Children’s Literature challenge in January, I read Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (totally original, I know, but this is as good a time as any to catch up on … Continue reading

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“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood…”

Peter S. Beagle.  The Last Unicorn.  New York:  ROC – Penguin, 1991.  212 pgs. . . . . . . . . Tell me that opening line doesn’t make you go all glittery-eyed with childlike wonder.  So far, this is … Continue reading

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The Last Warner Woman

Kei Miller.  The Last Warner Woman.  Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2012.          272 pages. Note:  Contains some strong language and explicit sexual descriptions. Having followed the Insatiable Booksluts reviews, I’d been wanting to read more indie/small-press literature, so I … Continue reading

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2011 favorites

These are my favorite reads from 2011 – not all of these titles were published in 2011, and some aren’t “Juv/YA” titles per se, but no matter! Castle Waiting, Vol. 2, by Linda Medley.  Pub. 2010. The art and writing … Continue reading

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