Author Archives: Library_Jim

About Library_Jim

School librarian, dad, hubby, geek.

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The February pick is Jenny Holm’s The Fourteenth Goldfish.  I’m allowed to call her Jenny because that’s what she told me to call her WHEN I MET HER last spring at a children’s literature conference.  She was as awesome as … Continue reading

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Over Sea, Under Stone

Susan Cooper is a master storyteller.  The Dark is Rising Sequence is a favorite. But many are surprised to find that the book titled The Dark is Rising is not the first book in the series.  This one is.  But it’s … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in Time

The only book that can pull the opening line, “It was a dark and stormy night” off with a straight face. Even if you’ve already read this classic you will probably want to post you pet theories on our Goodreads … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Book

Well it’s a good time of year for this one! Neil Gaiman’s riff on The Jungle Book but instead of jungle animals a little boy is raised by the inhabitants of a graveyard.  Mostly spirits, but an interesting vampire as … Continue reading

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A Note From Tony DiTerlizzi

Well, it’s from him through is assistant anyway. You may recall from my Search for WondLa post earlier, that there had been some questions about the touted tie-in website with “WondLa-Vision” and why it seems to have been abandoned.  I … Continue reading

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

This book and movie hit at just the wrong times for me to encounter them as a kid.  The book came out to early and looked old fashioned by the time I was the right age to read it and the … Continue reading

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The Search for WondLa

Over on the Goodreads group, we’ve started reading and discussing Tony DiTerlizzi’s The Search for WondLa.  It’s the tale of a girl, a robot, and the search for others like herself.  One weird thing we noticed is the frequent mention … Continue reading

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