Book Review: The Shelterlings by Sara Beth Durst

Tweet Charlie the beaver used to welcome animals to the Shelter for Rejected Familiars, but since he left one day, Holly the squirrel has done her best to make the other animals feel valued even if their magic is considered … Continue reading

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 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

Book Review: Puzzle Odyssey by Helen Friel & Ian Friel

Tweet Puzzle Odyssey, An Epic Maze Adventure by Helen Friel & Ian Friel introduces young readers to Homer’s classic tale of Odysseus’s long journey home after the Trojan War. The authors provide a synopsis of the story, told a few … Continue reading

Book Review: The Lost Language by Claudia Mills

Tweet Betsy and Liz dub themselves Bumble and Lizard when they become friends in elementary school. And they stay fast friends, a fact Betsy’s mom is not thrilled about, as she worries that Betsy lets Liz have too much control … Continue reading

Book Review: The Happy Writing Book by Elise Valmorbida

Tweet As a writer, I often look to writing advice books for ways to inspire creativity and help me continue to sit down and write on a regular basis. The Happy Writing Book: Discover the Positive Power of Creative Writing … Continue reading

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