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“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by: Brian Selznick

I loaned my “Lost and Found’ by Shaun Tan to a friend.  Upon returning it to me, she handed me “The Invention Of Hugo Cabret” and said “I think you will really like this book”. She was right.  I was immediately fascinated by the way the illustrations flowed when you paged through the book as if watching [...]

Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas By Julia Rawlinson Illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke Here is another cozy, gentle story about Fletcher and his friends in the forest.  The illustrations have a Waldorf-like softness and simplicity.  It’s Christmas Eve and the rabbit family has moved to a new burrow.  Fletcher, as usual, is wandering through the woods, [...]

Our Favorite New Books for All Ages

Louise the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss Talk about adventures! Louise leaves the farm to find excitement and soon meets up with pirates, gets shipwrecked, joins the circus, is chased by a lion, gets kidnapped and imprisoned in a foreign bazaar and survives to tell the tale back on the [...]

Kisha’s Reviews

Dear Ellen, I just finished reading The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. I really loved it. the story itself was so completely different (from Alice in Wonderland), but there were quite a few connections mostly with the characters names and such, but I thought it was very inventive and creative. There was like a [...]

Dear Harry, Please don’t go… Dragonwings has lots of plans for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this summer, but first, doesn’t it make you sad? It’s like having your best friends move away… forever. And knowing that some characters are going to die is very worrisome, because what if it isn’t [...]