The Dead Boys: Review Haiku

You'll never look at
arboriculture the same
way again. Creepy!

The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham. Putnam, 2010, 208 pages.


Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs: Review Haiku

DUDE. What part of
"NINJA FROGS" did you not understand?
Wicked funny.

Dragonbreath #2: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon. Dial, 2010, 203 pages.


Reckless: Review Haiku

Twisted, heavy-themed
fairy-tale horror about
love and betrayal.

Reckless by Cornelia Funke. Little Brown, 2010, 400 pages.


The Magnificent Twelve: The Call: Review Haiku

Ordinary boy
given extraordinary
mission. Whiz-bang fun.

The Magnificent Twelve #1: The Call by Michael Grant. Tegen/Harper, 2010, 256 pages.


Ninth Ward: Review Haiku

Magic realism
adds dreamy subtext to a
flood-ravaged nightmare.

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little Brown, 2010, 224 pages.


The Shadows: Review Haiku

A picture's worth a
thousand words -- but more than that
in Olive's new house.

The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere #1) by Jacqueline West. Dial, 2010, 241 pages.

Our Cybils 2011 MG SF/F winner!


Happy Cybils Day!

The Cybils Awards will be announced today! Check out www.cybils.com to see all the winners!

(Pay special attention to the middle-grade SF/F category. I hear their second-round panel was AWESOME.)


Animal Crackers: Review Haiku

Affecting story of
bullying, redemption,
and things up your nose.

Animal Crackers: A Gene Luan Yang Collection by Gene Luan Yang. SLG, 2010, 112 pages.


The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt: Review Haiku

Harmless sitcom-y
fun. Life lessons imparted;
just needs a laugh-track.

The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. Dial, 2010, 248 pages.


The Hidden Gallery: Review Haiku

A London adventure
for our favorite feral
children --plus, romance!

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood. Balzer + Bray, 2011, 240 pages.


Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Starts predictably,
middles unexpectedly,
ends delightfully.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. Knopf, 2010, 272 pages.

Note: Ahem. Hermione POTTER?!