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Two books for word nerds

“But sometimes your talent — your tiny, weird skill, or even your power, just has to get out.”

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Happy birthday, Beethoven!

December 16 is Beethoven‘s birthday. I can think of no better way to celebrate (albeit somewhat late) than to read Jonah Winter‘s The 39 Apartments of Ludwig von Beethoven. Put simply, this book is hilarious and respectful at the same … Continue reading

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Review: La coleccionista de palabras

I read a lot of e-books on my computer because it’s easier on me, and a friend sent me a device for Christmas that I’m diligently tinkering with. I am making use of it. It’s certainly true that a portable … Continue reading

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Stars in your pocket

So. Remember that rock? The perfect one that fits in your hand? The one you keep in your pocket? I hope you don’t lose that rock. But if you do, you know what else apparently fits in your pocket, just … Continue reading

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The Third Gift

The Christmas book display in the Children’s Department is a celebration of red and green, with cover images of reindeer, evergreens, snowmen, and Santa Claus. But one day, there in the middle of that scene of festive wintery cheer, I saw … Continue reading

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Your Moon, My Moon

Books are often compared to bridges, windows, tickets, doors, or teleportation. Reading allows us to experience unknown or impossible things vicariously. But when I read Your Moon, My Moon, there was no comparison. This book is not “like” a window … Continue reading

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Hidden Sevens in Magyk

Nico Chiodi, a member of our Show; Don’t Tell writing workshop, is today’s guest blogger!   For those of you who have read  Magyk by Angie Sage, you probably didn’t notice the hidden sevens.  You know Septimus is the seventh … Continue reading

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Tales Filled with Sibling Rivalry & Bonding

Kathy Maron-Wood’s review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette looks at new books by  Megan McDonald, Jeanne Birdsall, and Jenny Han.

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Book Review: Gary Paulsen’s Guts

Gary Paulsen’s Guts A review by Mr. Felidae Panthera Leo,  Carnegie Museum of Natural History resident and Patte Kelley, Department Head, Children’s Mr. Leo prowled over from the Natural History Museum for a read-aloud. He requested Gary Paulsen’s Guts (don’t … Continue reading

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Staff Picks

   My favorite display in the Children’s Department is the Staff Picks.  it’s ever-changing, and there is no theme, no rhyme nor reason.  These are just books we really, really like.  Click on the book cover to request a copy. … Continue reading

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