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“Is That Age Appropriate?” : Tweens and YA

One of the biggest fights you'll witness in a bookstore is between the tween who feels ready to dive into more "grown-up" books and the adult who is terrified that they will read something too mature for them. As a children's bookseller, I'm often the referee in that fight. It isn't easy. I sympathize with… Continue reading “Is That Age Appropriate?” : Tweens and YA

Recommendations, Reviews

A Book Like Summer

The weather is warm, school is officially over, and the season of lounging in the backyard with a good book and a glass of lemonade is upon us. Summer is a great time for fun, flirty stories that make you feel as bright and happy as a day at the beach. Below you'll find some… Continue reading A Book Like Summer

Reviews

Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning

Release Date: September 20th, 2016 Author: Jessica Cluess Website: http://jessicacluess.com/ ISBN:  9780553535914 Review: As soon as I read the name "Henrietta Howell," I knew I was going to like this book. The novel as a whole is a lot like that name -- frank, charming, and old-fashioned, with a big heart and a lot of whimsy. Oh, and… Continue reading Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning