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CWG Book Blast: 8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Cynthia T. Toney’s book, 8 Notes to a Nobody. It has the Catholic Writer’s Guild Seal of Approval.  Anonymous sticky-notes, a scheming bully, and a ruined summer send 14-year-old Wendy down … Continue reading

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Finding Patience by Virginia Lieto is too good not to share

Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience by Virginia Lieto has all the elements familiar to most children: families in transition, siblings, new classmates, loneliness and puppies! For children, waiting for anything seems endless! Faith Livingstone, age eight, would agree; … Continue reading

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Flavia 006: The Dead in their Vaulted Arches, by Alan Bradley

Trains, planes and automobiles, along with Winston Churchill and a military escort greeted Hillary de Luce upon her return to her husband, her daughters and her ancestral estate: Buckshaw. Thus began episode 006 of the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series. … Continue reading

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The DNA Connection: Tannenhauser’s Theory, by Joan L. Kelly

High schools and school systems that promote curriculum integration must consider Joan L. Kelly’s The DNA Connection: Tannenhauser’s Theory. The author has stirred genetics, technology, high-powered research, American history, art, social justice and ethics into the flow of this “timely” … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Xan II: The Haunted Cathedral, by Antony Barone Kolenc (published by OakTara, 2013)

How could a story about Xan, a twelfth century English orphan possibly relate to today’s youngsters? Xan was neither caped-crusader nor superhero. Violence destroyed his neighborhood and family. He was poor, undernourished, homeless, and the victim of bullies. His relationship … Continue reading

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