Book Review: Secret of the Shadow Beasts by Diane Magras

Tweet When Nora and her mom have a close encounter with shadow beasts, deadly creatures like the ones who killed her father years ago, she vows to do something to help eradicate them from her homeland of Brannland. When she … Continue reading

Book Review: Dear Dana by Amy Weinland Daughters

Tweet Dear Dana by Amy Weinland Daughters is somewhat of a story within a story. A tale for our lives now that started when the author realized that someone she knew as a teen, and who she was friends with … Continue reading

Book Review: Lettuce Get in Trouble by Linda Kuo and Mariana Rio

Tweet Sara Little Turnbull was a designer who liked to question the way things had always been done. She believed colors and shapes and spaces can be arranged in pleasing ways to enhance many things about the way we live. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Button Box by Bridget Hodder and Fawzia Gilani-Williams

Tweet Ava is Jewish and Nadeem is Muslim. They’re also cousins who live in a loving, interfaith extended family. When Nadeem is bullied at school, Ava jumps in to defend him. But her own friends advise her to avoid the … Continue reading

Book Review: Dear Student by Elly Swartz

Tweet Dear Student by Elly Swartz opens on Autumn’s first day of sixth grade. Even though her dad has left their home for a two-year stint in the Peace Corps, he still offers her a suggestion: get involved in one … Continue reading

Book Review: The River Between Hearts by Heather Mateus Sappenfield

Tweet The River Between Hearts by Heather Mateus Sappenfield starts on the first day of summer after fourth grade, when Rill Kruse follows her cat Clifford into the woods and to the family tree house. The one her dad helped … Continue reading

Book Review: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

Tweet Every January governments, workplaces, and people around the U.S. pause to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy. But the national holiday that falls on or near his birthday each year didn’t simply arise on its own … Continue reading

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