Welcome to the July and August 2017 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

Adventures with Waffles

Adventures with Waffles

by Maria Parr

Trille lives on a farm overlooking a fjord in Norway. Trille’s grandfather lives in the same house, his beloved Auntie Granny (who makes the most delicious waffles) lives not far away, and his best friend Lena lives right next door. Lena is a singular person. ... 
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Special Feature

Alien Encounters! People all over the world enjoy reading about alien encounters. Many of us are fascinated by the idea that somewhere, out there, there are sentient beings who might be wondering if they are alone in the universe. Some of the aliens in these books are fearsome predators that enjoy a tasty human morsel every so often. Others are friendly creatures that form close bonds with humans.

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 Tripod Books - Books about an alien invasion of Earth.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

John Christopher

Organization Spotlight

The history of The Creative Company begins in 1932, alongside the Minnesota River. Founded in Mankato, Minnesota, by a visionary named George Peterson, the company was named The Creative ... 
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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.

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