Tag Archives: Illustrations

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

norse mythsToday I recommend: Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Collects tales of Norse mythology featuring the powerful Odin, Thor and his hammer Mjolnir, Loki, the final battle of Ragnarok, and power struggles among the figures.

This is a gorgeous nonfiction book about Norse mythology full of striking mostly black and white illustrations that add a sense of tension throughout the book. It’s long, 225 pages, but with 20 different tales included there is a lot to read. Some of the tales can get a little gruesome but this book is perfect for middle schoolers who are curious about the myths that have inspired Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.

This book can be found in the Juvenile Nonfiction section at j398.209 CROSSLEY-HOLLAND.



Book Review: Thornhill

thornill.jpgToday I recommend: Thornhill by Pam Smy.

Parallel plot-lines set in different times, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a young girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door.

If you like to read horror stories, this one’s for you! Set in different time periods, two girls meet in an abandoned building. One girl’s story is told through diary entries and the other girl’s story through black and white drawings. This is a quick read with a message that will stay with you.

You can find this book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J SMY.


Black Cats Rule! Book Review.

I recommend reading “Wild Robot” by Peter Brown.  Roz is a robot and finds that she is stranded on an island.  She needs to take the next best step to survive and slowly makes friends with the animals that live there.  Find out what happens when nature and technology meet!

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