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1. Caminar by Skila Brown, 193 pp, RL 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - CAMINAR -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} There is something about verse novels that seems to make them an ideal medium for telling difficult, tragic, horrible stories. The abuse that the military government in Guatemala imposed on its

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2. The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson, 386 pp, RL 4

The Mark of the Dragonfly is the debut middle grade novel by Jaleigh Johnson, a gamer whose previous work has been tie-in novels set in the Forgotten Realms fiction line. The fantastic jacket art for The Mark of the Dragonfly is by Nigel Quarless. The Mark of the Dragonfly has to be one of the best middle grade fantasy novels I  have read in quite a while, even more so because Johnson

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3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, 434 pp, RL TEEN

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - FANGIRL -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> When I reviewed Rainbow Rowell's stunning novel Eleanor & Park, there were so many things I wanted to talk about in relation to the book, in addition to the fact that

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4. The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, 229 pp, RL 3

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Before I officially review The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, an author who writes and illustrates for all levels short of YA, I'd like to take a

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5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, 196 pp, RL TEEN

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - TWO BOYS KISSING -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> If I am honest with myself, I have to admit that I don't know what it means to be different. I don't know what it feels like to genuinely be an outsider. I

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6. The Masterpiece Adventures, Book 1: The Miniature World of Marvin and James, by Elise Broach, illustrated by Kelly Murphy, 112 pp, RL 1.5

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - THE MINIATURE WORLD OF MARVIN AND JAMES -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} Almost five years ago, I reviewed Masterpiece with this high praise,"In the great tradition of EL Konigsburg's masterpiece of children's literature, From the

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7. Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - DINOSAUR KISSES -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> David Ezra Stein, author of the Caldecott award winning, story-time-home-run Interrupting Chicken and the charming Because Amelia Smiled is back with Dinosaur

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8. Journey, written and illustrated by Aron Becker

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - JOURNEY -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Aron Becker's debut picture book Journey is, as the New York Times says, a "masterwork." I couldn't agree more. Becker's book evokes the amazing wordless, circular

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9. W.A.R.P. Book 1 : The Reluctant Assassin, by Eoin Colfer, 352 pp, RL : MIDDLE GRADE

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> W.A.R.P. Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin is the new series from Eoin Colfer of Artemis Fowl fame. When I was a bookseller, Colfer's Artemis Fowl series was

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10. Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, written and illustrated by Matt Phelan, 240 pp, RL: 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - BLUFFTON -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Bluffton: My Summers with Buster is the newest graphic novel from Matt Phelan. This is Phelan's third graphic novel, The Storm in the Barn and Around the World, being

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11. Invisible Inkling: The Whoopie Pie War, written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Harry Bliss, 151 pp, RL 3

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - INVISIBLE INKLING WHOOPIE PIE WAR -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Last year I reviewed Dangerous Pumpkins, the second book in Emily Jenkins' Invisible Inkling series, illustrated by the marvelous Harry Bliss.

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12. North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler, 272pp, RL 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - NORTH OF NOWHERE -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} I am embarrassed to say that the only books by Liz Kessler that I have read are her stand alones, like A Year without Autumn and here newest book, North of Nowhere. This is despite the

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13. The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick, 307 pp, RL 4

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick, besides being a fantastic book, also happens to be one of the first books to be published by the brand new imprint Algonquin Young Readers. I want to take a paragraph here to tell you about Algonquin Young Readers, the recently created arm of Algonquin Books, publisher of acclaimed best selling books for adults such as Like Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

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14. Wild Boy : The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron by Mary Losure, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, 169 pp, RL 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - WILD BOY -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Wild Boy : The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron, written by Mary Losure and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering can be described as narrative non-fiction

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15. Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge, 192 pp, RL TEEN

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - WILL WHIT -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} Will & Whit is the newest graphic novels from the stunningly creative Laura Lee Gulledge. Her last book, Page by Paige, the story of an artistic girl who has to move from her childhood home

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16. Odd Duck by Cecil Castelucci and Sara Varon, 96pp, RL 2

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - ODD DUCK -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Odd Duck is the newest book from my favorite of favorites,  Sara Varon. Varon has teamed up with YA author Cecil Castelucci for yet another slightly off center,

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17. Primates : The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas, by Jim Ottaviani, 144 pp, RL

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - PRIMATES -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas is written by Jim Ottaviano, who's very cool website, G.T. Labs, has the tagline, "

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18. P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams Garcia, 274 pp, RL 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - P S BE ELEVEN -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> With her new book, P.S. Be Eleven, Rita Williams-Garcia picks up where  her multiple-award winning One Crazy Summer, began and ended - with the Gaither sisters,

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19. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, 480 pp, RL: MIDDLE GRADE

  <!-- START INTERCHANGE - SERAPHINA -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Seraphina by Rachel Hartman was published in July of 2012 and has received a lot of well deserved attention since then, including the Morris Award for a debut book by a

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20. Otis Dooda : Strange But True, by Ellen Potter, illustrated by David Heatley, 240pp, RL 3

SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR CHILD'S LEGO CREATIONS AT books4yourkids@gmail.com TO SHARE IN THIS REVIEW! FIRST PHOTO RECEIVED WINS A SIGNED COPY OF:  Otis Dooda : Strange But True! <!-- START INTERCHANGE - OTIS DOODA STRANGE BUT TRUE -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";

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21. The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders, 293, RL 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> I discovered the British author Kate Saunders because I was drawn to the cover of her 2009 book, The Little Secret. The fantastic cover and

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22. Siege and Storm, Book 2 in the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, 448 pp, RL: TEEN

  My review of Siege and Storm, the second book in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy represents something very rare for me (at least in the past five years) and for this blog - a review of a sequel. Since I started reviewing books here, I've felt like I can't spare the time to continue reading and reviewing a trilogy or series since there are so many other books out there waiting to be read and

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23. Escape from Mr. Lemoncell's Library by Chris Grabenstein, 288 pp, RL 4

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - ESCAPE FROM MR LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> Chris Grabenstein may be best known for the three books he has co-authored with James Patterson, including the bestselling I Funny,

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24. Yummy, Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins, 128 pp, RL 1

First reviewed on 7/31/09, Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales remains, by far, the best collection of fairy tales for the five and under crowd. And believe me, having read at story time for seventeen years and read to my own kids for even longer, little kids LOVE fairy tales - even the scary ones, and Cousins' have just the right amount of scary in them! <!-- START INTERCHANGE - YUMMY -->if(!

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25. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales : Donner Dinner Party, written and illustrated by Nathan Hale, 126 pp, RL : 3

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - DONNER DINNER PARTY -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> I'll be honest, for as much as a don't like history and I do LOVE Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, the first two books in what I hope is a very long running

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