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Lost (Magic Thief, #2)
In which we find, Conn, bereft of his locus magicalicus, trying to talk to Wellmet's magic by blowing things up.

I think I called Conn the Steve Jobs o
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Enchanted Glass
Prizes to Mrs. Stock (housekeeper) and Mr. Stock (gardener and no relation) for being the most passive aggressive, resistent to change employees a fel ...more
May 17, 2010
May 15, 2010
Binny for Short
I bought, as in purchased, this book. Even though I'm a retired librarian and have just waited six months for my library copy of Silver Linings Playbo ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 21, 2013
The Locked Garden
Even though I just finished the it last night, I can't remember half the names. Ok, it could be me, not the book, which is about a family whose father ...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
I've been a Big Nate fan since forever and while I was amused by the first half of the book, it basically recapped what I already knew from the funny ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)
Conn, erstwhile thief and brand new wizard's apprentice, is given several gifts by his author--self reliance, self confidence, and self knowledge. He ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 04, 2010
Rain School
If you lived in Chad, you might find yourself building your one room school house every year, because as soon as school ends for the year, torrential ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem
When Billy Twitters misbehaves, his mom threatens to send him a blue whale. Billy knows how big blue whales are, so he's not worried. But then a block ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 01, 2009
Half-Moon Investigations
I enjoyed Half-Moon Investigations , but I was surprised to learn that it was the first and--so far--last book to feature the vertically challenged tw ...more
Jan 2009
Sep 03, 2009
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza
Juanito has spent his childhood following his campesino parents as they work the fields of California. But now Juanito is eight and Mama Lucha has dec ...more
not set
Aug 08, 2010
Waiting for Normal
Addie is a resilient and resourceful 12 year old who lives with a negligent, delusional mother in a trailer by a convenience store after her step fath ...more
May 2009
Jun 27, 2009
Forever Rose (Casson Family, #5)
Thank goodness for Hilary McKay and her fondness for underachievers. 11 year old Rose simply can't be bothered to read--until the right book finally c ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 29, 2008
Moominland Midwinter (The Moomins, #6)
My favorite Moomin book. Tove Jansson, a beloved author in her native Finland, set her earlier books in summer, as the Moomins hibernate through the w ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2008
The Saturdays (The Melendy Family, #1)
I still remember the rave review I gave in fifth grade to this book about four children in NYC who decide to pool their allowances so that each one in ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2008
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks, #2)
It took me months to settle down and read The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, but I did enjoy myself once the holidays ended and a reading mood finally ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
The Children of Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #1)
I didn't read this children's book until I was in my teens and I am still re-reading it. Discovery, mystery, yearning, and coming home...and the most ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2008
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