Review: Three Kids’ Books

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler spent 16 years as a book club editor, most notably for the Science Fiction Book Club, and has been a judge for the 2005 World Fantasy Awards and the 2009 Eisner Awards. He is now Marketing Manager for John Wiley & Sons.

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2 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    Thanks for the reviews. I don't think kids books should be "educational" at least no more "educational" than adult books. Sometimes the line "It's educational," gets used as an excuse for "It's dull" or worse, "It's crap." "Utterly book report friendly" doesn't make me want to rush out and read Houdini: The Handcuff King.It's nice that you can easily find three books intended for younger readers that are clearly creative and engaging for adults as well.

  2. Anonymous says:

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