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LitStack Review: Alliance – The Paladin Prophecy Book 2 by Mark Frost

Alliance: The Paladin Prophecy Book 2 Mark Frost Random House Release Date:  January 7, 2014 ISBN 978-0-375-87046-7 Adventure/fantasy lit for young readers is really hot right now.  Really hot.  I’m not talking the young adult supernatural vampires and werewolves or zombies material – I mean stories where kids, sometimes barely into their teens, are thrust […]


Banned Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline Neil Gaiman Harper Entertainment ISBN-10: 0061649694 My first encounter with Coraline was with the movie, an unusual occurrence for me — usually the reverse is true. I thought it was atmospheric, quirky, a teensy-bit scary (even for me, a-totally-fully-grown-and-not-at-all-afraid-of-disembodied-hands adult), and creative. Then, of course, I had to read the Neil Gaiman’s book. Which […]


Rowland Emett’s Backward-looking Vision

May 13-19 is Children’s Book Week, when children’s literature, reading, and literacy is celebrated in schools, libraries, and bookstores. The week brings appreciations too, of the writers and illustrators who keep children and books connected. Here, contributor Lauren Alwan looks at the work of  English author and illustrator Rowland Emett (1906-1990). In 1954, when Rowland […]


LitStack Review: The Laura Line by Crystal Allen

The Laura Line by Crystal Allen HarperCollins Children’s Books ISBN: 978-0-06-199274-2   Middle grade fiction author Crystal Allen has recently released her second novel entitled The Laura Line. Laura Dyson and her best friend Sage seem to be the misfits at Royal Middle School. They are teased by the popular kids, especially because of their […]