Book Review: The Return by Rachel Harrison

I took a break from all the historical fiction I’ve been reading and grabbed an ARC (thank you NetGalley) of Rachel Harrison’s upcoming release titled The Return. This was one seriously creepy work of horror. Read on to see why this one had me rethinking some upcoming hotel choices. Some links in this post are [Read On]

MG Book Review: Pippa Park Raises Her Game

It’s been far too long since I’ve reviewed a Middle-Grade book! While my almost fourteen-year-old is generally more interested in YA-aged fiction these days, Erin Yun’s appealing debut novel PIPPA PARK RAISES HER GAME strikes just the right notes to appeal to both MG and younger YA readers. Many thanks to Media Masters Publicity for [Read On]

MG Book Review: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

My brain is usually a bit of a hot mess. I have texts I thought I sent, things I put in a safe place only to promptly forget where I stashed it – and apparently, books I reviewed everywhere (Goodreads, Amazon, NetGalley) EXCEPT for my blog. The Benefits of Being an Octopus was one such [Read On]

Must-Read MG Book: Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee

My daughter came home from school one day, slamming her backpack on the kitchen table in frustration. “They go ON AND ON about bullying at school, but they never tell people how to deal with it. They need to move past the “don’t bully” crap, because kids do it anyway, and teach us how to [Read On]

Stuck Inside? 5 Great Middle Grade Snow Day Reads

The Polar Vortex is back, the weather is keeping everyone inside, and it’s possible you are being subjected to another day of “Mom/Dad, I’m bored!” The weekend ahead looms, cold and dreary for much of the US. If this sounds familiar, I have just the thing to keep your kiddos occupied – check out my [Read On]