Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

  “You know what I liked about your aunt?” Kiran said. “She always seemed like she knew exactly what she was going to do next. She made you feel like that it was possible, to know the right choice.” (p. 11) At the opening of Kristin Cashore’s Jane, Unlimited, Jane is …

Always Human by walkingnorth: possibly the sweetest webcomic around

Now, how to do justice to the absolute beauty that is walkingnorth’s Always Human using only mostly words? Here is Sunati, our narrator (most of the time). Sunati has blue hair, mad coding skills (she works as a virtual reality environment designer), a sliiiight obsession with outer space, excellent fashion sense …

Actually space (or, rambles about Ken Oppel’s Airborn trilogy and Starclimber in particular)

Ever have a disappointing run of books? You come home from the library and delve in to your pile of loot, only to find that in one or more stories: the plot is lacking the characters are flat the illustrations are clumsy the word choice is bland the treatment of [race/gender/sexuality/ethnic group/religious group/age …

Dreaming Big in Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier (translated by Anthea Bell)

Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication: April 14th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Source: Publisher Dream a Little Dream is the latest offering from Kerstin Gier who is a German author best known for her Ruby Red trilogy which has been translated into twenty-five languages including English. The translator …

Scary Stories For Children: A Genre Studies Course Rationale

The upcoming 2015 Children’s Literature Association Conference is one that has caught my attention – “The High Stakes and Dark Sides of Children’s Literature,” an open-ended call for panels on horror, death, violence, trauma, and anything else dealing with the darker, more subversive elements that thread through so much of …