For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 3rd is Maggie Stiefvater’s ‘Shiver’.
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When we left our unholy troika at the Honolulu Heights last year Hal was strapped to a chair, yelling profanities at his friends while they helped him go cold turkey
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