Welcome to the September and October 2014 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

Salvage

Salvage

by Alexandra Duncan

Centuries ago a group of people got tired of living on Earth and they set off to build what they felt would be freer lives in space. Ava has lived on the Parastrata, a long range merchant ship, all her life. Now she is sixteen ... 
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Special Feature

Books give young people the means to explore all kinds of worlds. In books they can learn about the planets, take a trip to another country, and have an adventure with a dragon or some other fantastical and magical creature. This feature explores not only the world of books, but it also looks at libraries and librarians. Many people love their school and local libraries because these wonderful places give them access to all kinds of books.

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 Theodore Boone Books - Stories about the adventures of a rather unusual boy.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

Katherine Paterson

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.