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WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already heard about a million great recommendations for Rebecca Stead’s WHEN YOU REACH ME, and that can be a bit of a double-edged sword.  The great reviews made me really, REALLY want to read the book, but they also set up what I worried might be unrealistic expectations.  Could […]

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First Light by Rebecca Stead

I’ve had Rebecca Stead’s debut novel First Light in my pile of books to read since November, when I met her at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival.  But then the Cybils came along, and I discovered that being a panelist for middle grade fiction meant reading nothing BUT middle grade fiction from October through the […]

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Rochester Children’s Book Festival

This is what it looked like when they opened the doors at 10:00… …and what it looked like all day long, while several thousand people poured into the festival on the campus of Monroe Community College. I am in AWE of the volunteers from the Rochester Area Children’s Writers & Illustrators who put this festival […]

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