The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

The Rock and the River February 1, 2009

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Podcasts,Young Adult — kidsbookcorner @ 10:53 pm

The Rock and the River

by Kekla Magoon

(Aladdin, hardcover, $15.99)

I loved this historical novel, a first from up-and-coming writer Kekla Magoon.  This is a great read for kids about 10 & up who are interested in history or who just like a really good story.

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Keeping Our Earth Green

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Non-Fiction,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 10:40 pm

Keeping Our Earth Green

by Nancy Castaldo

(Williamson Books, paperback, $12.99)

This book is filled with fun and interesting activities and facts that will keep your kids busy discovering all sorts of things about our wonderful planet!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

by Jeff Kinney

(Amulet Books, hardcover, $12.95)

This series is hilarious.  Average kid Greg Heffley’s misadventures will have you rolling on the floor.  Perfect for reluctant readers, Kinney’s mixture of drawings and text will keep every kid engaged.

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Buy this series from your local independent bookstore!


Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Filed under: Award Winners,Middle-Grade,New Books,Non-Fiction,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 10:30 pm

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd

(Candlewick, paperback, $9.99)

This fantastic Newbery winner is now available in paperback.  In a series of monologues, Schlitz gives voice to all sorts of characters in one medieval village.

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Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

Read about it in the New York Times