With freshly envisioned settings, revved-up story lines, reconfigured characters, and timeless themes, these new YA retellings of well-known works are well worth adding to your shelves.
It’s back! I’ve been doing my thing, buying lovely adult titles for my library system, and time and again I’ve run across ideas or names that fall squarely in the children’s book realm. Here then are some real beauties. Things you just might not know about otherwise. I know and like Elisha Cooper but I’m […]
Sci-fi and adventure fans will find some can’t-miss continuations and conclusions of some gripping series, from Andrew Lane’s gripping update to the saga of teenage Sherlock Holmes to Gena Showalter’s satisfying wrap up of the “White Rabbit Chronicles.”
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Two iPad apps will put your middle grade students in the Halloween mood.
It’s okay to find the villain appealing in certain respects—in fact, much of pop culture depends on our doing just that.
Will Agostino Steffani the Baroque composer, Catholic priest, diplomat, and spy be able to “prevent an assassination and help a princess escape an undesirable marriage?” And what is the astute Sherlock Holmes up to? Teens can help gather the clues in two interactive iPad apps .
The Hound of the Baskervilles Adapted by Martin Powell; Drawn by Jamie Chase Dark Horse/Sequential Pulp; $14.99 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles isn’t just my favorite Sherlock Holmes story; it’s one of my favorite novels period. Combining murder mystery with gothic horror in a setting that feels as real as it […]