Happy New Year! Welcome to the January and February issue of Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews. I have put together a wonderful collection of reviews for you for this issue, and I hope you enjoy reading the reviews as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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Editor's Choice

The Ink-Keeper's Apprentice

The Ink-Keeper's Apprentice

by Allen Say

Kiyoi has a rather unusual life. His parents are divorced - which is uncommon in Japan at this time (just after the end of WWII) - and he lives in a small apartment on his own. His mother supports him financially, and his grandmother keeps ... 
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Special Feature

Books about fairies, elves, goblins, and other magical folk: Young readers of all ages are drawn to books that feature fairies, elves, goblins, gnomes and other magical beings. Often these characters have a good side and a bad side, and it pays to know how to placate them, which is what makes them so interesting.   In this collection of books you will find board books, picture books, early readers, and novels that feature all kinds of wonderful magical folk.

Seasonal Feature

Winter Days and Snowy Days - With short days and long nights, this is a time of year when it is pleasant to curl up in a cozy spot to read a good book. Even if you don’t get snow where you live, you can enjoy some wonderful snowy adventures as you dip into the snowy days books in our review library. There are books in these features for readers of all ages. Enjoy!

Series Spotlight

Every month TTLG chooses a series to spotlight. The series can be from any genre, and it may be complete or a project that is ongoing. This month: The Borrowers Books. These are mid grade novels that feature the doings of some very little ... 
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Author/Illustrator Spotlight

Every month TTLG highlights the work and life of an author or illustrator. This month's spotlight features

Mary Norton

Organization Spotlight

Inside Pocket is a publisher of books for young people. If you are struck by the sameness of books for kids, Inside Pocket will be a breath of fresh ... 
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TTLG Book Giveaway!

Every so often TTLG gives books away to our readers.  Check back regularly to see what is available.

This month Through The Looking Glass Children’s Book Review has one copy of each of these books to give away.

Bookish Calendar

Every month TTLG creates a calendar of birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Many calendar items are linked to reviews of books we think you will enjoy reading.  Through the linked books you can find out about people who have influenced history, events that have shaken the world, and celebrate holidays you enjoy. Check back here every issue to find interesting titles.

For Readers, Authors, Illustrators, Publishers

For Authors and Illustrators: This page is for children's book authors and illustrators. Here they find how to submit books for review, and lists of resources to help in their work.

For Publishers: This page is for children's book publishers. Here they find how to submit books for review, how TTLG can help publicize their books, and how to sign up for TTLG's monthly editorial calendar.