Welcome to the July and August 2015 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

Fly Away

Fly Away

by Patricia MacLachlan

Every year Lucy and her family drive to North Dakota to spend part of the summer with Aunt Frankie. This year in particular Lucy’s father, Boots, feels that they need to be there because the rainy season has been very wet, which means that the ... 
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Special Feature

For this issue I have chosen to focus on books about Pirates. Many people have a fondness for books that are about real life or fictional pirates. The stories about Blackbeard and Anne Bonny, Fleur Hart and Captain Hook appeal to all kinds of people, because they take us to exciting places and interesting times. There are books for readers of all ages and inclinations in this special feature.

Seasonal Feature

Summer is a time for vacations, long sunny days spent outdoors, and, for many of us, days spent at the beach. There really is nothing quite like eating an ice cream cone on a warm day, playing in the waves with friends, and building sandcastles that have tall towers and sea shell windows.  Summer is also a time when many children have the time to read. The two features here are full of books of all kinds for readers of all ages.

Series Spotlight

Every month TTLG chooses a series to spotlight. The series can be in any genre, and it may be complete or a project that is ongoing. This month: The Stink Books - Books about a boy who is always coming up with new adventures.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

Patricia MacLachlan

Organization Spotlight

The Albert Whitman Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, but we are so much more. Our ... 
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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.