Katherine recommends

Katherine has worked at The Learned Owl since 1997. She does her best to keep up with new middle-grade and young adult fiction, having grown disillusioned with adult fantasy and science fiction, upon which she misspent much of her youth. Her non-book interests include Isshinryu karate, Irish folk music, and nice strong coffee. Not coincidentally, she has two high-energy children.

$17.00
ISBN: 9780316320382
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 16th, 2014

Katherine says:  Whether you've read Bosch's Secret Series (like my daughter) or not (like me), you'll enjoy this wild and mysterious magical (?) adventure.


$17.99
ISBN: 9780545522250
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 9th, 2014

Katherine says: A great start to a new fantasy adventure series, playing with questions of identity and destiny. Looking forward to Book 2!


$9.99
ISBN: 9780062135872
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Published: Harper Teen - September 9th, 2014

Katherine says: A different kind of fantasy-romance.


$10.00
ISBN: 9780316194679
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

Katherine says: Wow. One heck of a ride, with a cast of warm and compelling characters. Loved it!


By Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596436589
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Published: First Second - October 14th, 2014

Katherine says: Gets across an important point - the power of organizing with others to change the world - through a great story with vibrant artwork. A wonderful graphic novel for ages 12-15.