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Steampunk for Young’uns?

When not in SL I work part-time as a book-farmer (OK, in a library ;p)  Next month I’m planning a Steampunk-themed book display in our kids’ section, and wondered if any Babbagers have a favourite Steampunk children’s book they’d like to nominate.  Short or long, text or graphical, new or old, anything goes.  I already have a small collection from our local stock, but I’d be very grateful for any recommendations.  Perhaps some of our urchins know a good adventure or two?


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  1. Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh October 22, 2012

    I’ve not read it myself, but “Her Majesty’s Explorer” by Emilie P. Bush  gets good reviews.


  2. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 22, 2012

    Ozma of Oz comes to mind – wheelers, a clockwork man, disembodied living heads, and a hive of evil underground gnomes, and gorgeously illustrated.

    Jules Verne was all in the kids section when I was a shelver, tho its rather heavy by today’s standards.

    Leviathan – I wanted to like it, but it was too firmly in kid lit for me.

    “A Steampunk Rat” caught my attention while doing a genre search on Amazon.

  3. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 22, 2012

    and anyone that launches his book about evil steampunk mermen running around on mechanical legs into space can certainly get a shout out from me:


  4. Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood October 24, 2012

    There the City of Ember series of book, the first one made a movie. I liked the movie, but caynt vouch for the books. 

    Gotta agree with the Clockwinder, Jules Verne might be a little steep for modern kiddoes. I started in sixth grade and had to work at it a bit, so from what I have observed of my students they woan sit still for him, and they are Secondary kiddoes!

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