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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Ginny Gordon And The Lending Library (#4) By Julie Campbell

“This town was made to order for our portable lending library. It’s filled with old people and shut-ins who like to read.” If it’s fall, it must be time for a look at the girls’ series books published by Whitman … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon And The Mystery At The Old Barn (#3) By Julie Campbell

“A hillbilly singer with an accordion! Oh no, John. We are ruined.” As fall continues, so do we with a selection of girls’ series published by Whitman in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. This week, we revisit Julie Campbell’s OTHER schoolgirl shamus of Westchester … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will return the week of January 15, 2016!

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Vacation!

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Rhapsody in Orange and Brown: 15 Favorite Classic YA Covers

A few weeks back there was a something of a kerfuffle over Penguin’s 50th Anniversary cover of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was a holder of the minority opinion that the new cover was kind of  great… at least … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will return January 4th with more weekly updates and exciting expanded content!

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To Nick From Jan By Julie Campbell Tatham

Background: When doing some fact-checking for last month’s Whitman extravaganza, I came across a reference to this stand-alone (non-series) title by everyone’s favorite series author, Julie Campbell Tatham. Enticingly described as sharing a lot of similarities with Campbell’s flagship Trixie … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon and the Disappearing Candlesticks (#1) By Julie Campbell

And this month’s themed feature on vintage Whitman girls’ series books trundles on another week… Background: I sort of hate to keep bringing up the Trixie Belden series, since its enduring popularity hardly makes it a Lost Classic, but if Donna … Continue reading

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Donna Parker at Cherrydale (#1) By Marcia Martin

This week we’re continuing to look at the Girl’s Series published by Whitman in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. …Donna Parker, you have restored my shaken faith in the Whitman girls’ series machine! Background: It is my highly unscientific finding … Continue reading

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