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The Half-a-Moon Inn

Author: Paul Fleischman

Illustrator: Kathy Jacobi

On the eve of his twelfth birthday, Aaron is given the greatest responsibility of his life to date: he is left to stay at home overnight while his mother takes the wool she’s dyed and woven to market. 261 more words

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Would you like to be a zombie?

Big spoiler for ‘Jack Reusen and the Spark of Dreams’ coming up…there are ‘zombies’ in it. I’ve got ‘zombies’ in inverted commas because I’ve tried to aim along the lines of slightly frightening, irrational people rather than terrifying undead corpses stalking the earth in search of brains. 331 more words

Children's Fantasy Book

If Ever A Whiz There Was...

Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife.

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Where in the literary world are you today?

I am in New York, attending middle school with a quite remarkable young man with an unfortunate medical condition.

I’ve laughed and cried (in public), and been taken back to my own school days, being bullied and trying to figure out who my real friends are. 14 more words


What do Werewolves do when it's not Halloween? by Heath McKenzie

What do Werewolves do when it’s not Halloween? by Heath McKenzie, paperback picture book, published by Scholastic Australia in 2013.

Halloween comes but once a year, when all the spooky things emerge from the shadows, but what do they do with the time in between? 244 more words

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Esau the Paw by Chris Gurney and John Bennett

Esau the Paw by Chris Gurney and illustrated by John Bennett, paperback picture book, published by Scholastic New Zealand Limited in 2014.

Esau the Paw is a very fluffy cat, and very proud of his full fur coat. 199 more words

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Author/Illustrator: Istvan Banyai

Things aren’t always what they appear to be. What looks like a random pattern may actually be a cock’s crest. What looks like a complete scene could actually just be a picture on a passing bus. 193 more words

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