Category Archives: childrens

The Lost Scroll Of The Physician by Alisha Sevigny

This is a nice whodunit with your typical mustache-twirling-evil-guy-in-power and the plucky kids who foil his/her plans. There is just enough of the plot given throughout that kids can begin to decipher for themselves, though adults will likely find the … Continue reading

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Between the Water and the Woods by Simone Snaith

Between The Water and the Woods is a beautifully written story that feels more like an ageless fable than a contemporary novel. The characters are nuanced and the plot is filled with action and adventure. Unlike many books targeting a … Continue reading

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The Oddmire Book 1: Changeling by William Ritter

The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling is a quick read full of fascinating creatures and interesting characters. Because we are never given a date or location, it has a timeless feel, both modernly relatable but quintessentially old fashioned. The atmosphere is … Continue reading

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The Artist who Loved Cats by Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher

This is a lovely children’s storybook that is also a biography of Fin de siecle artist Theophile Steinlen. Most known for his Chat Noir poster, Steinlen was a prolific and beloved artist who also campaigned for social issues with his … Continue reading

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Cheating in Esports by Marcia Amidon Lusted

In this book, topics such as gambling (whether using skins or money), software and equipment hacks, player enhancement drugs, and more are covered. All the books in the series are 50 pages and this one does feel the weakest in … Continue reading

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Gaming and Professional Sports Teams by Douglas Hustad

This book is one in a series exploring different aspects of the burgeoning esports industry: from women in the profession to cheating, to the development of professional esport teams. With this volume, we get a survey of the different types … Continue reading

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Women in Esports by Meg Marquardt

Women in Esports is a grade 5-8 book giving a realistic look at the current esports situation and where women are (and aren’t) making in impact.  Three topics are covered: gamers, programmers/staff of game companies, and those who do casting/media … Continue reading

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