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Review: Will Work for Prom Dress by Aimee Ferris

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Will Work for Prom Dress Author: Aimee Ferris Format: Paperback Page Count: 272 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 12-16 Summary: Quigley Johnson…

Review: The Seeing Stone by Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black

by First Mate Keira, guest reviewer Title: The Seeing Stone (Book 2: The Spiderwick Chronicles) Author: Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black Format: Hardcover # of pages: 109 Grade…

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Review: Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy, Book 4.5) by Jennifer Estep

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy, Book 4.5) Author: Jennifer Estep Format: Ebook Page Count: Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+ Summary: What Logan Quinn…

Review: The Spirit Eater (The Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 3) by Rachel Aaron

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Spirit Eater (The Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 3) Author: Rachel Aaron Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 448 pages Grade Reading…

Movie Review: The Last Airbender starring Dev Patel and Noah Ringer

by First Mate Keira Title: The Last Airbender Director: M. Night Shyamalan Run Time: 103 Minutes Rated: PG Summary: Based on the cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender,…

5 Reasons to Read Books before Seeing the Movie

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Before we start I think I should let readers know that I’ve done both: seen the movie before reading the book and reading the…

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12 Ways to Gear-up for a Catching Fire (Hunger Games) Party!

Who is excited for the release of Catching Fire this November? I know I am and I’ve been thinking about some party ideas for the big night. What’s…

Movie Review: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel

by First Mate Keira Title: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Director: Jon Turteltaub Run Time: 109 minutes Rated: PG Summary: At the age of 10, a young boy finds himself…

Review: Exile by Anne Ousterlund

by First Mate Keira Title: Exile Author: Anne Ousterlund Format: Trade Paperback Page Count: 304 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-12 Summary: Aurelia has exiled herself from the…

Review: The Bad Beginning (Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: The Bad Beginning (Book 1) Series of Unfortunate Events Author: Lemony Snicket Illustrator: Brett Helquist Format: Hardback Page Count: 162 Grade Reading…

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Unanswered Harry Potter Question #12: How did Lily and James Potter thrice defy Voldemort?

Unanswered Harry Potter Question #12: How did Lily and James Potter thrice defy Voldemort? (This article is humorous, not factual.) Everyone thought Trelawney was a hack, but she…

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Audio Review: Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book 1) by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book 1) Authors: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Format: Audio book Length: 8 hours…

Review: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

by First Mate Keira Title: Eyes Like Stars [Théâtre Illuminata (Act 1)] Author: Lisa Mantchev Format: Trade paperback Page Count: 384 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Beatrice…

Ingenious Way to Motivate Reluctant Readers

by First Mate Keira I stumbled on an ingenious way to motivate my two reluctant readers. The one doesn’t like reading and will only do it if the…

Review: The Iron King (Iron Fey, Book 1) by Julie Kagawa

by First Mate Keira Title:The Iron King Author: Julie Kagawa Format: Kindle Ebook Page Count: 368 (Paperback) Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Meghan Chase is just your…

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