There are several good reasons not to include a review of "the Good Book" on the Book Trolley. First, MuggleNet does not sponsor any particular religion, and my views about the Bible are not necessarily the views of MuggleNet, its webmaster, its editors, or its devoted readers. I'm sure they have no intention of letting this site be used for religious propaganda. Second, it might seem beneath the dignity of the Bible, to those o…
To prove her worthiness as the next Sea Queen, Lira must take the heart of a human prince. Her reputation as the Prince's Bane will do her no good on this quest, as a curse turns Lira into a pesky human, and she must find a way to steal her prince's heart without her Siren's song.
In The Raven's Tale, Cat Winters writes a heady study of Edgar Allen Poe that is thoughtful, entertaining, and inspiring.
With beautiful, full-color illustrations, this Inspired Traveller's Guide takes you on a journey of famous places across the globe that inspired great works of fiction.
Having just turned 18, Rasmira is ready to pass her trial and prove her worthiness as her father's chosen heir and the next leader of their village. But something goes wrong during the trial, and the only hope for Rasmira is to do the impossible – can she kill a god and earn her way back from the wild?
Tosh Livingston has just arrived as a freshman at Harvard University. He hopes more than anything that college will be a chance for a fresh start. But as one of the only black students among a crowd of hyper-privileged Harvard legacies, Tosh soon realizes his fresh start may be harder to achieve than he thought.
Clark Kent desperately doesn’t want his powers to be discovered, but when an acquaintance at school clues him in to the fact that men from Smallville’s immigrant population are going missing, he knows he has to step in.
Spin the Dawn is an epic journey with a smart, creative heroine and an adorable love story at its center.
You have to love a series whose entire premise is laid out in its title: This graphic novel series follows the adventures of a teenage Cleopatra (“Cleo”) who has traveled through time and is now involved in an intergalactic conflict with Xaius Octavian – once Cleo’s best friend and now her arch nemesis.
Head to the island of Bellona to worship the Sun, make some Offerings, and learn more about why the Night might actually be the right choice.
This is a companion book to Sounder, and in my opinion, an even more moving book. Perhaps its power lies in its personal, intimate nature. Unlike Sounder, this book is full of characters with lifelike names. It does not come across as a universal parablethough it may be thatbut as a portrait of a handful of very specific, individual people. People who are bound together by loss and by love, by hard work and the enjoyment of st…
This is a still, gentle story about loss, waiting, and searching, set in the Southern U. S. around the turn of the 20th century. It mostly concerns a family circle--particularly the mother, father, and oldest boy--and their coon dog, Sounder. Touched by tragedy and racial injustice, it puts a high value on hope, on the love of nature, and on the love of words.
Written in 1906 to benefit a London children's hospital, this classic has gone through such a wringer of stage, film, and animated adaptations, not to mention picture-book retellings, that reading or hearing the original text is now somewhat unusual; but not nearly as unusual as the story itself, which is by turns witty and bizarre and melancholy and gruesome, and always narrated in a uniquely teasing way.
Second-grader Ramona Quimby is distressed when her father loses his job. This brings changes in her family, which includes an older sister "Beezus" (given name Beatrice) who is going through that "difficult age," a cat who snubs cheap cat food, and a mother who has to work so hard to support the family that she doesn't have time to do things like sewing a sheep costume for the Christmas program. But what worries Ramona most is h…
Food, family and politics come together in this 2001 Newbery Honor Book by the author of the highly acclaimed Rules of the Road.
Dicey is the oldest of four siblings who are in the process of being adopted by their grandmother, after being abandoned by their mentally ill mother, and making their way alone from Boston to Eastern Maryland. Now that school has started and a little normalcy has come into their lives, they should live happily ever after, right?
The author of After the Goat Man, The House of Wings, Trouble River, and The Cybil War won the Newbery Medal for this book in 1971. It doesn't actually tell about the whole summer. It all happens in two days' time.
Framed by letters in which a great-grandmother in 1899 hands over her girlish diary to her thirteen-year-old namesake, this 1980 Newbery Medal winner takes the form of the diary of Catherine Hall, a New Hampshire farm girl in a time of simple, hard country life, growing controversy over the issue of slavery, and changes in her circle of family and friends.
The Newbery Medal winner of 1992, which I believe has been made into a film, is worth reading whether you have seen the movie or not.