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Posted November 3, 2010
A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!
Shards is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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Posted June 24, 2012
A delightful series for middle-graders
This is the second book in The Glass Table series with a wonderful cast of interesting characters who, having been cast into a spell to live as spirits in the River Kai, must overcome many personal and group pressures to find a way to meet the witch's spell rules and return home to their families.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The children, in their captivity, learn what is important in life. They come to see their parents and siblings in a different light, and the things they thought were burdensome (like chores), become much less so. Since the river is their home while in the spell, they learn about what affects it and their underwater lives. A nice environmental theme combines with other valuable messages for an enjoyable read.