Author Archives: Katy K.

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.

Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald

I have finally gotten around to reading my daughter’s absolute favorite mystery book. Continue reading

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Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson

What happens when a girl, a fox spirit, and a cranky witch team up to save a magical castle? Continue reading

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Fenris and Mott by Greg van Eekhout

Who doesn’t want to read a fast-paced middle grade fantasy combining Norse mythology with magical puppy mayhem? Continue reading

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Those Kids from Fawn Creek, Answers in the Pages, and Zia Erases the World

Here are shorter reviews of three more books I checked out for the #MGReadathon. Continue reading

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Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

The shifting landscape of seventh grade combines with the unseen magical battles in the nearby woods.   Continue reading

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#MGReadathon Finish Line

Here’s my wrap-up, with reviews of It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit and Valentina Salazar is NOT a Monster Hunter. Continue reading

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Starting Line – #MGReadathon

It’s been quite a while since Mother Reader hosted her beloved 48-Hour Readathons, so I’m very excited that Karen at Ms. Yingling Reads is hosting one this weekend! Naturally, even though I worked Friday and have a baby shower on … Continue reading

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The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

Here’s another lovely Thai-inspired historical fiction/fantasy book from Christina Soontornvat, whose earlier books A Wish in the Dark and All Thirteen won Newbery Honors the same year. Continue reading

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The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

Here’s a fantastic new magical school story from best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton. Continue reading

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The Loophole by Naz Kutub

A queer teen tries to track down his missing ex-boyfriend to win him back, with help from a possible genie, in this winning debut. Continue reading

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