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By Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer prefaces her third novel by noting that some of its more putatively dubious plot points are in fact true. Namely, until the late 1970s, Ontario had a bear-wrestling circuit, the Canadian National...

January 28, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Tamara Faith Berger

Brought back into the world as a single-volume reprint, Little Cat offers “substantially revised” versions of Tamara Faith Berger’s first two novels: 1999’s Lie with Me and 2001’s The Way...

June 3, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Gloria Ann Wesley

The story of the Underground Railroad is a natural source of inspiration for children’s writers. It has the shape of a journey, plausible possibilities for autonomous child participation, plenty of suspense, and...

September 14, 2011 | Filed under: Children and YA Non-fiction

By Pam Withers

There is nothing harder to perceive than our own preconceptions, and perhaps no better remedy for this blindness than walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. That idea drives two new novels by a pair…

September 7, 2011 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction