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Tween Book Club Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

I meet with a group of tweens (my tweenies) every month for a bookclub. This year I let the kids decide what books they wanted to read. It’s been an interesting assortment of middle grade literature that I am proud to have in my repertoire.  This month we discussed The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer, the boy from Glee.


I’d received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book two years ago at BEA and I somehow never got around to it. I was happy to get a chance to read it with my Tweenies.  It’s a fun read if you like fairy tales. Colfer weaves a tale about a set of brother and sister twins who find themselves in an alternate universe! A universe of Fairy Tales.

It’s a clever ride through the magic kingdoms of your favorite fairytales.  I can’t wait to read the second book!

Next month we will discuss, The Name of this Book is Secret.  Have you read it?



#BEA Recap

Book Expo America was tons and tons of fun.  As I’ve said before, I laid Gotham to waste.  There was so much to see and do during the day that it hardly seemed fair that there were also fun parties to attend at night! If you’ve been following my Tweets or my FB page, you’ll know that I had the PLEASURE of stalking meeting a few of my fave authors.

I’ve compiled a collage of some of the authors and characters I met while at BEA.


Not sure who is who? There’s

  • John Green (Looking for Alaska)
  • Patricia MacLachlan (Sarah Plain and Tall)
  • Chris Colfer (of Glee fame: new book coming out in July)
  • Capt Underpants
  • Olivia
  • Actor and author Bob Balaban (Creature from the seventh Grade: coming out in Sept )
  • Jerry Pinkney (Caldecott award winning illustrator!)
  • Anouk Markovits (I am Forbidden)

And that’s just a few of the snaps that make sense! I can’t wait for BEA 13!!