Book Review: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Tweet Flora Belle Buckman knows all is not right in her world. Her parents are divorced, her mom writes romance novels even though there is no romance in her life, and she misses the time she spent reading about a … Continue reading

Book Review: Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

Tweet Eleven-year-old Jules is a rock hound who collects all kinds of stones from the rural area of Vermont where she lives with her sister, Sylvie, and their dad. There’s igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. But her favorite may be what … Continue reading

Book Review: Fable Comics, Edited by Chris Duffy

Tweet Fables are an age-old way to get a moral across through telling a story. We all know about how the lazy hare tanks in a “can’t-lose race” with a tortoise by being overconfident and neglecting to do the work … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Tweet I am excited to be participating in a blog tour today for Serafina and the Black Cloak, a great mystery with a little bit of historical fiction added in for readers aged 9 to 12. As part of the … Continue reading

Book Review: Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

Tweet Fourteen-year-old Vicky Secord’s dad taught her everything she knows about sled dogs and survival in the remote area of Alaska where she lives. But since his death a year ago, she feels lost without his guidance. Even worse, she … Continue reading

Book Review: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Today I’m thrilled to review this great new book for young readers. I’m also excited to feature an interview with author Kathi Appelt tomorrow as part of her blog tour. Check back in then to see what she has … Continue reading

Book Review: Raptor Ravine by James L. Butler

Tweet When Trik gets lost in the woods and falls down a deep ravine, he discovers a land that seems untouched by time and where unknown creatures screech in the night. After watching a strange lizard/bird hatch from a nest … Continue reading

Raja: Story of a Racehorse by Anne Hambleton

Tweet Author Anne Hambleton has given us a glimpse into the life of a thoroughbred through the horse’s point of view in her novel, Raja: Story of a Racehorse. When Raja is born his owner, a sheikh from the Middle … Continue reading

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