Book Review: Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Sixteen-year-old Cade Curtis and his dad steal angels—the stone kind that sit atop forgotten graves in forgotten cemeteries. They only do it out of necessity, like when the lady who owns the antique store where they both live says … Continue reading

Book Review: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Tweet On the first day of sixth grade Carter Jones opens his front door to find a butler, sent to help his family as part of a bequest in Carter’s grandfather’s will. And the family certainly needs help. Carter has … Continue reading

Book Review: That Night by Amy Giles

Tweet Jess and Lucas each lost a brother when a mass shooting occurred at a theater. Their grief affects them and their families differently; Jess’s mother is depressed and unable to work, Lucas’s mom becomes overprotective. When the two start … Continue reading

Book Review: Come November by Katrin van Dam

Tweet When Rooney starts her senior year of high school she’s looking forward to applying to Columbia University, the only school she really wants to attend. But first she has to make it through November, when her mom, younger brother, … Continue reading

Book Review: Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family by Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall

Tweet When Vanessa calls Ivy spoiled because she’s an only child, Ivy comes up with the solution to change that: get a baby sister. But things don’t go well when she and Bean encourage her mom to have another baby. … Continue reading

Book Review: Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June

Tweet After a difficult senior year recovering from an injury, Tilly has the chance to do what she loves during a summer in New York City: contemporary dance. She hasn’t told her mom, but if all goes well she’ll end … Continue reading

Movie Review: Book Club

Tweet What happens when four members of a long-running book club decide to read Fifty Shades of Grey? When the book club members are Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Jane Fonda, a lot of chuckles and quite a … Continue reading

Book Review: Survivor Diaries: Lost! by Terry Lynn Johnson

Tweet What would you do if you were lost in a rainforest and needed to find your way back to safety? That’s the scenario presented in Lost!, a title in the Survivor Diaries series. Drawing on true stories of people … Continue reading

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