Author Archives: awnali

Book Review – The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat

By Awnali Mills When Izzy’s sister, Hen, follows some eerie music into the woods, Izzy follows her.  Soon she finds herself in the land of Fairies, but Hen is nowhere around. 

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Book Review – Miss Ellicot’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

By Awnali Mills This weekend I read two books, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt which was published in 2008 and won all kinds of awards, so I won’t review it here, and Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by … Continue reading

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Ocean Storytime – 4-5-17

By Awnali Mills In honor of our All Henrico Reads book, Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery (which is an excellent book), it was requested that we all do ocean themed storytimes this week.  The books I chose were … Continue reading

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Book Review – Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

By Awnali Mills Calliope June’s mother can’t seem to get along without a man.  Ever since Calliope’s father’s death, her mom has hopped from one relationship into another.  Which would be fine if the breakup didn’t mean that they had … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

By Awnali Mills So, you say your child has run through all the Bad Kitty books and needs something else similar?  Well look no further.  Have I got a book for you!  The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey will certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Boy Called Bat by Elana Arnold

By Awnali Mills Bat is a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, and his superpower is that he loves everything to do with animals.  It helps that his mother is a veterinarian.  When she brings home a newborn skunk that needs tending … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Shadows, Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin

By Awnali Mills The Chicken Squad is off to the farm to meet their many, many cousins.  But when Sugar meets a strange chicken and then all the jelly beans disappear and Poppy’s shoe disappears, some serious detective work is … Continue reading

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