Monthly Archives: April 2013


Hidden, a novel-in-verse by Helen Frost, has two perspectives and two time-frames. Wren and Darra meet at summer camp, but they’ve already had a life-changing interaction at age seven even thought they didn’t see each other face-to-face. Poignant poetry unravels the … Continue reading


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Crossing Stones

Helen Frost‘s Crossing Stones consists of poems from three perspectives, each a stepping stone through the lives of teens who live in Michigan in 1917, go to war, picket for women’s rights in Washington DC and take on adult-sized responsibilities. Family and … Continue reading

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Bark, George

What happens when a puppy won’t bark? Bark, George by Jules Feiffer is a fun, unpredictable text for the young and nonconformist. Illustrations are cartoonish, hinting at comic undertones and hyperbole. Read it to the very young for laughter, and read with … Continue reading

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The Night I Followed The Dog

The Night I Followed the Dog is a fun and suspenseful read for anyone who wonders just what a dog’s life is all about–after we go to bed.  Filled with dogs who turn anthropomorphic at night, Nina Laden‘s picture book shows … Continue reading

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