Category Archives: Books

Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi

12-year-old Kingston tries to rescue his long-missing father from the mysterious world on the other side of a mirror. Continue reading

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The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens by Isabel Roxas

All may seem ordinary in the quiet Queens neighborhood of Shadyside where this graphic is set, but adventure and nefarious activity is afoot, as a trio of girls finds out.  Continue reading

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Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

Here’s a sweet-tart teen romance between players on rival video game teams that doesn’t gloss over the barriers that face female players. Continue reading

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Blog Tour! STOWAWAY by John David Anderson with GIVEAWAY

Join the blog tour for beloved author John David Anderson’s latest book, STOWAWAY, an exciting space adventure with a whole lot of heart. Continue reading

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Much Ado about Baseball and Ophie’s Ghosts

Two of my most-anticipated summer books: Much Ado about Baseball by Rajani LaRocca and Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland. Continue reading

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10 Summer Fantasy Books for Middle Grade Readers

Whether you’re looking to revel in summer or escape winter, here are 10 fantasy books for kids to soak in the summer sun. Continue reading

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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

Here’s a story of growing up in a military family, making new friends – and battling an evil witch from Costa Rican legend in small-town Texas. Continue reading

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The Power of Kindness: Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls and Flight of the Puffin

In both the fantasy Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera and the realistic story Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden, kindness is the secret power that wins the day. Continue reading

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Root Magic by Eden Royce

In 1963 South Carolina, Jezebel and her brother Jay are trying to learn the traditional Root magic their late grandmother practiced in time to save themselves from monsters both supernatural and human. Continue reading

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Life Between Cultures: Red, White and Whole and Amina’s Song

ere are two moving stories from Rajani LaRocca and Hena Khan, both authors I’ve enjoyed in the past, telling stories of middle school life for first-generation Americans, and which hit the spot for me so perfectly it was really hard to put them down. Continue reading

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