Category Archives: Print

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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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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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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Witchlings by Claribel Ortega

Claribel Ortega’s newest middle grade fantasy, Witchlings, is an appealing mix of friendship, danger, and magic set in a contemporary fantasy world filled with whimsical details. Continue reading

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Chaos on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer

Queer teens, a friendly AI, and a grandmother with suspicious skills save the day in this fantastic near-future teen thriller. Continue reading

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BLOG TOUR: Drifters by Kevin Emerson

Here’s a creepy, relevant contemporary science fiction book by the author of Last Day on Mars. Continue reading

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Generational Trauma and Healing: Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa and A Comb of Wishes

Here are two new middle grade fantasies that look at generational trauma through a fantasy lens, while being entertaining stories in their own right.  Continue reading

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