5 posts tagged Adventure

Photo of the Day: Bronc Day

On August 1st, I tended the Panama Hat Publishing booth at Bronc Day in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The sky was blue, the weather perfect, and I got to talk to so many new people! Here are some photos from the day. The pyramid puzzles were a big hit! Someone made his very important debut today! Look for adorable plush Griffin on Panama Hat Publishing's online store beginning October 2015!      

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Review Halitor the Hero

Halitor the Hero by Rebecca Douglass My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old Halitor was supposed to be on his way to becoming a Hero, according to the very-important manual, The Hero’s Guide to Battles, Rescues, and the Slaying of Monsters. But he is such a mistake-prone and girl-shy klutz that his master sacks him at a most inconvenient time, leaving poor Halitor stuck as the kitchen help at an inn in the middle of nowhere. There, he meets the determined and NOT-shy Melly, the kitchen ...

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Review: Middleworld

Middleworld by Jon Voelkel This book is a spot-on middle-grade story that does a fantastic job incorporating action, adventure, and mythology. I could definitely read it again and get even more out of it.Middleworld follows the life of Max Murphy, a typical fourteen-year-old who would rather be in front of his electronics all day than have to squint in the sunlight. But his ideal sit-on-the-couch life is made difficult by the fact that his parents are archaeologists and do nothing but go on ...

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Away to the Renaissance!

I spent the day at the Renaissance Festival. There were baby dragons, sword swallowers, awesome bagpipers and drummers, jousting tournaments, and mutton legs to eat. But the best thing for me was seeing the Minotaur there! Can you guess why? ;-) Can I take him home? I mean, who doesn't love a big fuzzy minotaur? Drums -- no drums! Drums -- no drums! And a bagpipe. This guy's little dragon moved its head and flapped its wings. Is it real?? Anyone in for a little joust? You'll find some of ...

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Don’t miss Middle-grade Adventure!

I won’t deny it -- I’m biased when it comes to picking books. But it’s not my fault. The fun and the adventurous call out to me and distract me, so I pick them as my favorites. Oops, that means I miss some of those books that other people think are great. Alas, can’t get ‘em all! If you have a favorite book that you think should be in this category, make a comment and let’s see what others think! For now... Today's top-ten list!Middle-grade adventure authors you don’t want to ...

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