Author Archives: kstreet245

About kstreet245

I'm a teacher librarian with Norman Public Schools and adjunct instructor for children's literature at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies. I've been married to Ken since 1975, and we have two wonderful children, both married. We have no grandchildren, but instead are "owned" by three dachshunds. We are active members of Country Estates Baptist Church in Midwest City, OK, teaching Sunday School, playing handbells, keyboards, and percussion, and singing in the choir. I enjoy reading, crafts, travel, and nice, long naps when I can work them in!

Review: The Shadow Throne

Jennifer Nielsen has given intermediate age readers a satisfying, often thrilling conclusion to an outstanding trilogy. King Jaron of Carthya must find a way to lead his peace-loving people to victory over three invading armies. If he fails he will … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Embers and Ice (Rouge #2)

Here’s good news for fans of Isabella Modra’s intriguing novel Rouge, which is reviewed below and available for purchase on The content summary and cover for the second book in the series, Embers and Ice, have been released. It’s a great … Continue reading

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Review: Rouge

Modra, Isabella. Rouge. epub. Available through 2013.   Hunter Harrison is not like other people. From the moment of her conception she has been different, marked, set apart. Hunter has special powers and abilities thanks to a combination of unique … Continue reading

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Review: Counting by 7s

Sloan, Holly Goldberg. Counting by 7s. New York:Dial, 2013. Grades 5-8. As the cover suggests, twelve-year-old Willow Chance is always swimming against the tide. A genius who is misunderstood by almost everyone around her, she has only had one friend … Continue reading

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Review: Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures

Zamrzla, Erin. Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures. St. Paul, MN: Roost Books, 2013.                                                                                 I have read several books on bookmaking by hand. Most have standard ideas, and if you’ve read one you’ve pretty much read them all. Most will have … Continue reading

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Review: Tuesdays at the Castle

George, Jessica Day. Tuesdays at the Castle. New York: Bloomsbury, 2011. Grades 3-6. Princess Celie is the Castle favorite. The capital C is significant, for not only do all the inhabitants of the royal castle of Sleyne love Celie, the … Continue reading

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Review: Three Times Lucky

Turnage, Sheila. Three Times Lucky. New York: Dial, 2012. Grades 4-7. Let me preface this commentary by stating that I love Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. There is a reason Miss Lee’s only novel leads all others in voting for the Best … Continue reading

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