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Kids’ Books

By Wendy Orr

Ancient Minoan civilization comes to life in this highly anticipated new middle-grade novel by the author of Nim’s Island. Aissa is the first-born daughter of the high priestess of her island nation, destined to inherit ... Read More »

October 10, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

Sit

By Deborah Ellis

Children, like dogs, are often told to “sit.” But in Deborah Ellis’s new collection of 11 short stories, the kids are much too rambunctious for that. In “The Glowing Chair,” Miyuki is a 12-year-old Japanese ... Read More »

September 18, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Charis Cotter

Like its well-received predecessor, The Swallow, Charis Cotter’s new novel involves untimely death, ghosts, and two isolated tween girls who narrate the story in rapidly alternating sections. Both of The Painting’s 12-year-old heroines have issues ... Read More »

August 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction