Category Archives: Reviews

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Here’s an exciting new middle grade fantasy, perfect for readers looking for stories of secret magical schools and agencies. Continue reading

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The House That Wasn’t There BLOG TOUR

Please join me on the blog tour for the brand-new book the House That Wasn’t There by Elana K. Arnold, a tale of hidden magic and growing friendships. Continue reading

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Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe is a ground-breaking contemporary teen fantasy that blends the new with Lipan Apache traditions. Continue reading

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Knitting Detour

What I’ve been craving more than actual time permits these days is knitting, especially knitting in bright, happy colors. Here are some books to inspire! Continue reading

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Unicorn Island by Donna Galanti

Here is a sweet and exciting fantasy for kids bridging up from early chapter books. Unicorn Island by Donna Galanti. Illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe. Epic!/Andrews McMeel, 2021. ISBN 978-1524864705. Review copy received from the publisher.   As the story opens, our … Continue reading

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Complex & Compelling Teen Fantasy: Legendborn and Burn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn and Burn by Patrick Ness are both finalists in the Teen Speculative Fiction category of the Cybils Awards with complex, multilayered, and very compelling narratives. Continue reading

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Blog Tour! THE IN-BETWEEN by Rebecca K.S. Ansari

I am so excited today to be part of the blog tour for this spooky, twisty brand-new middle grade book, THE IN-BETWEEN by Rebecca K.S. Ansari. Continue reading

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Picture Books: Odd Dog Out and Ronan the Librarian

Here I am belatedly reviewing some picture books that came my way last year, because just because 2020 was rough doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t hear about these fun books, both stressing the power of staying true to yourself to … Continue reading

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Leaving Safety: The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street and Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Here are two stories of girls – one past, one future – leaving the safety of their homes for the first time, and the adventures that follow. Continue reading

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The Girl and the Ghost and The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow

Here’s trying to catch up with my reading, with two stories mixing introspection, action, and dealings with the supernatural. Continue reading

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