Category Archives: Books

Adventures in Bookwandering

Adventures in Bookwandering

In the debut novel of Anna James, ‘Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers,’ the titular character literally gets carried away in a book. Read More

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Something Hinter This Way Comes: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

Something Hinter This Way Comes: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

In her 2018 ‘New York Times’ Bestseller ‘The Hazel Wood,’ Melissa Albert introduced us to the Hinterland, a world of fairy tales that some sought to run from and some ran straight into. At the end of the book, most of us were left wanting more. Albert’s conclusion to ‘The Hazel Wood’ arrived in bookstores this week. In ‘The Night Country,’ we don’t quite return to ‘The Hazel Wood,’ more like ‘The Hazel Wood’ returns to us. Read More

A Christmas (Reading) List

A Christmas (Reading) List

Whether you participate in Jolabokaflod or just have a love for books, we have a selection of family Christmas books guaranteed to jingle your bells, from a recycled Christmas tree to a magic snowman (no, not that one) to an English pig. Read More

A Non-Fiction Party

A Non-Fiction Party

In a world obsessed with social media, where research and Wikipedia sadly go hand in hand, keenly researched and expertly put together non-fiction for kids is vital. National Geographic has been educating us for over a century; in their books for kids they seek to ground the next generation in research and fact, to understand the difference and place of the real and the mythical. Read More