Category Archives: Historical

Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack

Here’s an exciting fantasy set in Kievan Rus, just perfect for Sukkot! Continue reading

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The Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

Moving, high-stakes middle grade historical fiction based on family history and set during Mexico’s civil war. 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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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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BLOG TOUR! Hollow Chest by Brita Sandstrom

My blog tour stop for Hollow Chest – “Debut author Brita Sandstrom arrives with a sweeping, unforgettable historical ghost story of the darkness around and inside us, and the courage it takes to keep hope alive.” Continue reading

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Reading with My Son – the Middle School Years

At a friend’s request, I put together a list of the audiobooks and read-alouds my son and I read together when he was in middle school. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. Continue reading

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New Looks at the Past: The Forgotten Girl and Thunder Run

Here are two stories of friendship that ask the reader to take a new look at the past – The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown and Thunder Run. Dactyl Hill Squad Book 3 by Daniel José Older. Continue reading

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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen by Anne Nesbet

A silent movie action star finds adventure crossing over into her real life in Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen by Anne Nesbet. Continue reading

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The League of Secret Heroes: Cape and Mask by Kate Hannigan

Once again, being behind both in reading and reviewing means that I get to review the first two books of a series at the same time.  I have enjoyed every book I’ve read by Kate Hannigan so far (see Cupcake … Continue reading

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Show Me a Sign and Indian No More

There are two very exciting things about these books – first, they are both fantastic, and from underrepresented voices.  Secondly (okay, maybe more exciting for me than for you, dear reader) is that I got both of these books in … Continue reading

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