Welcome to the November and December 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

Guitar Notes

Guitar Notes

by Mary Amato

Ever since Lyla’s mother died in a plane crash years ago, Lyla has devoted a great deal of time to learning to play the cello, the instrument her mother played as a professional musician. Lyla is a superb player now and spends hours practicing, playing ... 
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Special Feature

Many readers are drawn to books about magic, and this often means that they end up reading tales that have witches and wizards in them.  There is something irresistible about stories where people ride around on brooms, cast spells, mix potions, and carry around wands. In this feature you will find books that are full of witches and wizards. There are picture books for young readers, and there are also lengthy novels for young adults (and adults).

Seasonal Feature

In November and December autumn shifts into winter. During these months we get serious about bundling up in warm clothes, toasting ourselves in front of warm fires and wood stoves, and finding ways to spend really wet or cold days. I actually really look forward to this time of year as I enjoy sitting under a warm blanket reading a book. What could be better? Take a look at these wintery volumes and 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 Cherub Books - A series about young secret agents who go on often deadly missions.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

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

Mary Amato

Organization Spotlight

NorthSouth publishes primarily picture and board books for children ages 1-8. Our authors and illustrators are from all over the world—Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.  Our mission ... 
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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.