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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Recent reviews of Oz Books

The school year is almost over and summer is fast approaching. It is time for the summer reading list and perhaps a few books for fun. This page will offer you a selection of reads that should be educational, fun, and entertaining.

Young Adult (YA)Ages 12 ↑ Disguised: a Wartime Memoir by Rita la Fontaine de Clercy Zubli
Ages 10 ↑ The Highwayman’s Foot Steps by Nicole Morgan (a historical adventure)
Ages 9 ↑ Tennyson by Lesky M. M. Blume--set in Louisiana during 1932 depression,
Tennyson struggles to come to terms with her family’s dark past
Ages 9 ↑ (three ghost stories)
The Seer of Shadows by AVI
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
Ages 10 ↑ (newly arrived) Juliet Moon by Ann Renaldi (historical novel Civil War era)
Ages 10 ↑ (coming in May) The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
Ages 12 ↑ (for a little mystery, romance, and danger, try) Aurelia by Anne Osterlund.

Young Adult Fantasy (YAF)
Ages 12 ↑Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (book 1)
Ages 12 ↑ Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier (book 2)
Ages 10 ↑ Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver
Book 1 Wolf BrotherBook 2 Spirit WalkerBook 3 Soul Eater
Book 4 Outcast (coming in June)
For the Erin Hunter enthusiasts Book 3: Power of Three Warriors Outcast--has arrived
If you love fairies, try The Fairy chronicles—eight in the series—soon to be ten.

Children’s Religion (or adult) try: A for Angel by Laurie Parker (Biblical alphabet)

Children’s Picture BookOn the Farm by David Elliott—simple verse, great woodcut and watercolor depict the disappearing farm scene.

For those who love nature try:Birding for Children by Art Minton (signed)
Wolfsnail: a Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell (signing Saturday, May 3rd,11:00 a.m.)When the Wolves Return: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone by Dorothy Hinshaw
Patent, great photographs by Dan and Cassie HartmanThe Wolves are Back by Jean Craighead George, paintings by Wendell Minor

True Stories:A Home for Dixie: the True Story of a Rescued Puppy by Emma Jackson—full color
photographs by Bob CareyMolly the Pony: a True Story of a Hurricane Katrina Victim by Pam Kaster

See you next time!!!


Linda said...

Hi Lemuria Books,

I found your blog while searching for more YA books for my daughter and I to read. Thanks for your recommendations! Will be sure to check them out.

She's 10, and we just finished reading a good, old-fashioned mystery a la Nancy Drew. It's "Bitter Tastes" by V.B. Rosendahl and we both loved it! It has something for everyone -- a murder mystery, a gutsy heroine with a physical disability others can easily relate to, and a strong ending. We're looking forward to the next book in the series.

Hope you can find it locally. We live in CA.

Linda (mom) and Melanie (daughter)