Tag Archives: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens

Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2023. 9781665916226 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 4/4/23) Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  Since the loss of … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay. Margaret K. McElderry, 2021.  9781665900911 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? The story blends wartime experiences of … Continue reading

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Cranky Chicken: Party Animals by Katherine Battersby

            Cranky Chicken: Party Animals by Katherine Battersby, Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2022.  9781534470217 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover graphic novel Genre:  Fantasy/animal fiction What did you like about the book? Cranky … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann,  illustrated by Padmacandra

The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann,  illustrated by Padmacandra. Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, 2022. 9781534493940 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781665900911 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? This compelling World War II … Continue reading

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A Dinosaur Named Ruth by Julia Lyon,  illustrated by Alexandra Bye

A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard by Julia Lyon,  illustrated by Alexandra Bye. Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534474642 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 … Continue reading

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Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby

Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781534469884 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover, graphic novel early reader  What did you like about the book? Everything makes Chicken cranky.  She … Continue reading

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Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion – Explosions by Stephen W. Martin, Cuteness by Dan Tavis

           Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion – Explosions by Stephen W. Martin, Cuteness by Dan Tavis, Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534441453 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did … Continue reading

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Welcome to the DWEEB Club by Betsy Uhrig

Welcome to the DWEEB Club by Betsy Uhrig. Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534467682 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Adventure/science fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity, illustrated by Christopher Baldwin.

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity, illustrated by Christopher Baldwin. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781534460874 Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about … Continue reading

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