Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar – A Book Review

Oh bejeebus. I’ve written a review for Helene Dunbar’s Prelude for Lost Souls review four times now, and the internet has crashed or WordPress has frozen. And then there was that time that I had the whole thing done on NetGalley – and then NetGalley refreshed and my review disappeared before I could submit. Each [Read On]

My Life In The Fish Tank by Barbara Dee

The more books I read by Barbara Dee, the more of a treasure I think she is. She tackles difficult social topics in a way that is engaging and relatable! I am excited to share My Life In The Fish Tank, her wonderful new book. Read on to see why I love this story. I [Read On]

Book Review: Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

I’m not a gamer. That didn’t stop me from loving a feisty, engaging tale titled DON’T READ THE COMMENTS. I rooted for Divya and Aaron through their trials online and off. Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission [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]

Book Review: The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Today I’m talking about the just-released middle grade adventure tale The Storm Runner by author J.C. Cervantes. I absolutely LOVED this story – which is the first installation in The Storm Runner series – so I’m happy to know there is more to come, even if I’m already impatient for the next book in the [Read On]

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