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Silver Birch 2013

Silver Birch Non-Fiction Review: Shadows that Rush Past

Shadows that Rush Past The Shadows that Rush Past is a collection of five creepy Inuit faerie and folktales about monsters, giants and other supernatural beings. There is the story of a gigantic polar bear that eats people and a monster, called

Silver Birch Fiction Review: A Tinfoil Sky

Tinfoil Sky book cover imageMagic is believing in yourself; if you can do that, you can make anything happen - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mel isn't your average kid with an average family. She's seen some pretty tough times living in the old beat up station wagon with her mom, singing for change on the street corner and going hungry a lot

Silver Birch Non-fiction Review: No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs

Do you love dogs?  I do!!  A lot.  And I thought I knew about the sad stories of dogs abandoned to pounds or left on the streets but this book lets you see even more of the real world that dogs - dogs all over the world - live in.  It isn't pretty, to be

Silver Birch Fiction Review: The Grave Robber's Apprentice

Think creepy, crabby old grave diggers and then think tiny little baby.  How do these two come together?  You will have to read The Grave Robber's Apprentice to find out.  There is also a princess and an evil necromancer to keep things moving.  If that weren't enough to entice you to pick up this book, what about being lost from

Silver Birch Fiction Book Review: Making Bombs for Hitler

Lida and her little sister are taken by the Nazis to Germany. Lida rides a packed train with other children and teens to a work camp. Lida must survive, despite little food, one set of clothes, and mistreatment from the Nazis. She keeps her hope by making friends and planning for the day when she'll see her sister again. Will she make it through the war? Will she ever see her homeland again?