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August 28, 2014

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On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Mysteries for Elementary Sleuths

Boys surfing on blue cover

Start with a missing object, ask a few questions, throw in some red herrings and what do you have? An unputdownable mystery! This fall’s releases offer openers and new entries in fun whodunit series, and standalones that will keep your patrons sleuthing for clues.

Review of the Day: The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey

The Vengekeep Prophecies
By Brian Farrey
Illustrated by Brett Helquist
Harper Collins
$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-06-204928-5
Ages 9-12
On shelves now
Let’s talk lazy fantasy writing. It exists. It’s out there. And when you find yourself reading some 30+ middle grade fantasies in a given year there are certain tropes and themes that appear so often they wear a rut in [...]