Archive for October, 2009

I was not the only Book Pirate out there, and it was making me mad. So now I am books vs. dinosaurs!, and I have a gimmick. For each book, instead of a starred rating, I will decide the outcome of a fight between the book in question and a dinosaur. If the book wins, […]


I am currently doing my practicum at the Middleton Public Library. (A practicum is like a library school internship.) Every week I make a new teen book display. This past week, my display had the theme “award-winning books.” I included books that had won the Newbery, the Printz, the Morris, the National Book Award, and […]


I was dreading reading this book. I really was. I’m participating in a Mock Newbery Club at my local public library, and this book was on the list for the first meeting. The title didn’t seem appealing, and although I like Naylor’s other books, I wasn’t sure about this one. Then I picked it up […]


Trenton Lee Stewart seems like the lovechild of J.K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket. However, he is not actually British, which was a surprise to me. The story is difficult to explain without giving the plot away, but I’ll tell you this: the children who belong to the Mysterious Benedict Society are very lonely and alone. […]