Tag Archives: youth fantasy

Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young

12-year-old Nathan’s summer on the reservation gets a whole lot more interesting when he has to rescue a dying young water monster, connecting more with his Navajo culture in the process. Continue reading

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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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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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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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Cattywampus and Cinders and Sparrows

Every year I participate in the Cybils Awards, I read books more quickly than I can review them. Here are a couple of the books I’d wanted to share with you since the fall.  Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo. Scholastic, … Continue reading

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More Modern Adventures with Gods: Girl Giant and the Monkey King and City of the Plague God

Two stories in which modern-day kids get entangled with the living mythology of their culture, both great for fans of the Percy Jackson books. Continue reading

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