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The Fourth Grade Wizards By Barthe De Clements

Jack and Marianne are always in trouble. So how can they become fourth grade wizards? Back to school! Appropriately late this year, but with a cast of characters who have been really familiar to me and this blog over the … Continue reading

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Flips-ville/Squares-ville By Stan and Jan Berenstain

A Hilarious New Concept in Humor Last week (actually 3 weeks ago because WHAT IS TIME???) we looked at one of the oddball teen-oriented projects of the legendary Charles Schulz, who, despite his success in writing from a child’s point … Continue reading

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Freshman Christmas By Linda A. Cooney

Skiing snowmen in a frosty Montana playground! While the back cover proclaims this as part of THE HIT SERIES! I wonder exactly how big a hit this series was: I have never come across any fond remembrances of it, although … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: A Long Fatal Love Chase By Louisa May Alcott

(Click here for information on the 2019 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This week, the August selection, Louisa May Alcott’s postumously-published A Long Fatal Love Chase.)  Like her most famous literary creation, Little … Continue reading

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High: A True Story By Cameron Crowe

These kids are, uh, the future of America. Back to school! Slightly late, both in that it is the end of September and that Cameron Crowe is doing it uncover at the age of 22. Like Lyn Tornabene before him, … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 1: Fireworks (First Love From Silhouette #101) By Elaine Harper

Patti was a serious student; Spencer was an irresponsible playboy! Background: Is it a major holiday? You can bet that Elaine Harper and First Love From Silhouette have got us covered with another appropriately-themed teen romance set in the northern California … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown By Sylvia Tate

(Click here for information on the 2017 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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A Family Failing By Honor Arundel

Helplessly, Joanna watches her parents tear themselves and each other apart… So, that cover: clearly Our Heroine has a lot going on here, including an entire parasitic family (sad emasculated dad, bitchy liberated mom, shiftless hippie brother) growing out of … Continue reading

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For Girls Only Edited By Sylvie Schuman

Just for girls… but about boys, too! Collections of YA short stories are great, because at least a few of them are going to turn out to be completely bonkers. Maybe someone will drop dead at a square dance! Or … Continue reading

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Fridays By Patricia Lee Gauch

For the girls at Calvin Junior High, looking for thrills could mean finding trouble… First off: this is a great cover. The scheming! The outsider! The lurking delinquents! The Mom Jeans! That hair. Aren’t you dying to find out what … Continue reading

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