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The Universe of Fair

The Universe of Fair Written by Leslie Bulion Illustrated by Frank W. Dormer Published by Peachtree Publishers, 2012 ISBN # 978-1561456345 Grades 4 and up Book Review Eleven year-old Miller’s life revolves around the Holmsbury Fair, a longstanding celebration that electrifies the entire town each year. This year, though, he is determined to convince his […]


Peaceweaver By Rebecca Barnhouse Random House, 2012 ISBN 978-0-375-86766-8 Grades 6-8 Book Review      As a companion to The Coming of the Dragon, a retelling of the “Beowulf” epic poem, Rebecca Barnhouse once again invites middle grade readers into the world of Scandinavia’s legends and Britain’s early medieval period. A medievalist, Barnhouse brings to life […]

Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! and Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!

Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! (Anna Hibiscus Book 3) Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! (Anna Hibiscus Book 4) Written by Atinuke, Illustrated by Lauren Tobia Published by Kane Miller, 2011 Grades 2 and up Book Review Master storyteller Atinuke is back with two new early chapter books in the Horn Book Award-honored series about the delightful African […]