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FAIRY MOM AND ME by Sophie Kinsella

I grabbed Fairy Mom and Me from the library shelves because I have enjoyed reading Sophie Kinsella’s novels for adults.  They have a light sense of play and good-heartedness that’s nice to cruise through every once in a while for pure enjoyment.  When I saw she had written the first in a series of books for … Continue reading

IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA by Muon Van…2016-17 Star of the North nominee

In a Village By the Sea was an unexpected treasure for me!  Both the text and the illustrations are built around the basic “house that Jack built…” story structure: In a fishing village by the sea there is a small house.   In that house high above the waves is a kitchen.   In that kitchen… … Continue reading

LIESL & PO by Lauren Oliver

The best word I have for Liesl & Po is “lovely.”  I loved the story.  Although it never specifically identifies a time period, it seems very clear that it’s probably around Victorian times in Europe.  There is a Lady Premier, an Alchemyst, an Innkeeper, and an evil stepmother–as well as “the most powerful magic in … Continue reading