Category Archives: Middle Grade

48hbc Book Two: “Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace”

Title: Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace Author: Nan Marino Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: April 16, 2013 Hardcover: 250 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but I’m thinking of visiting. So maybe there’ll be a sighting in Jersey someday soon.

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The HP Experiment: Book 2, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Note: If this is your first visit to my blog: welcome! Before you continue, there are a few things you should know: a) I’m not just a blogger; I’m also a pooka. Take a minute to digest that. I know … Continue reading

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The HP Experiment: Preliminary Results

Harry Potter’s been read (“The Sorcerer’s Stone” and “The Chamber of Secrets”). The data’s been collected and processed. And, after careful analysis, I have come to a sound conclusion. Now, there’s only one thing left for me to do. Eat … Continue reading

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This Is My Confession

There’s something that sets me apart from my peers. And it’s not the fact that I’m a being of spirit and magic choosing to take up residence inside a curiously photogenic lagomorph. No, it’s a much bigger deal than that. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Peculiar”

Title: The Peculiar Author: Stefan Bachmann Genre: Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 9-12) Publisher: Greenwillow Books Publication Date: September 18, 2012 ARC: 376 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book? Yes, for about a nanosecond.

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