Welcome to the September and October 2019 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 Agony of Bun O'Keefe

The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

by Heather Smith

When she was just five years old Bun’s father walked out on his family. Ever since then Bun’s life has been very hard. Bun’s mother is a compulsive hoarder and quite frankly her only interest in life is to acquire most ‘stuff,’ even though most ... 
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Special Feature

Writers and Writing: It is hard to imagine what it would be like to live in a world where there were no written materials. If there were no books, magazines, newspapers, or blogs, we would, without a doubt, be poorer in our general knowledge, and we would be less well equipped to deal with the trials of life. Thank goodness there are people out there who love to write. This feature is a celebration of these people and their craft, and it is also a place where young writers can find books about the writing process.

Seasonal Feature

Fall is a time of year when all kinds of wonderful transformations take place around us. The leaves on trees start to change color, days get cooler, and people of all ages start to think about celebrating the harvest and Halloween. It is the time of year when we get out our cool weather clothes and when we start to enjoy cold weather food like baked apples, hot drinks, and sweet pies of all kinds. The two features here are full of books for readers of all ages.

Series Spotlight

Every month TTLG chooses a series to spotlight. The series can be from any genre, and it may be complete or ongoing. This month: The Paper Magician Books - A series about a young apprentice wizard who magically manipulates paper.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

Charlie N. Holmberg

Organization Spotlight

Klutz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California, by three friends from  Stanford University. They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce beanbags. ... 
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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.