Review: The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Review by Kate Plager When you find yourself in a new culture, where you don’t know the language, customs or ways of life, how do you make sense of it all? Many of us have never traveled alone to a new country where a different language is spoken. We find it hard to understand the…

Review: The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Review by Lori Laster Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal winning animal fantasy novel, The One and Only Ivan is told through the perspective of its titular hero, Ivan, a 300-pound Silverback gorilla. Ivan is one of the main attractions at Exit 8 Big Top mall and video arcade,…

Review: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Poppy, Zach, and Alice grew up imagining epic pirate battles and mermaids challenging sailors’ crossings under the watchful eye of The Queen. Using their imaginations to create a wonderous scenarios and their neighborhood, The Queen and all they are prohibited from, is the focal point of all their fun. But now Poppy, Zach, and Alice…