Book Review: Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith

Tweet Twelve-year-old Rory and his mom have trouble making ends meet even though she has two jobs. So when he gets the chance to work at a mansion for the reclusive Lord Foxglove he takes it. But there’s something strange … Continue reading

Book Review: Zatanna and the House of Secrets

Tweet Zatanna would love to be a magician, like her dad. Then maybe things wouldn’t be so difficult with the kids at school, who don’t think she’s cool enough to hang around with. One fateful day several things happen in … Continue reading

Book Review: A Girl, A Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young

Tweet Pearl has grown up in the Lancaster Avenue branch of the New York City Library, where her mom is a librarian. But with circulation down and a crumbling building that’s expensive to fix, she’s worried that she won’t have … Continue reading

Book Review: Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

Tweet When Emmy’s family moves from Wisconsin to San Francisco for her dad’s job, she feels like she doesn’t fit in. Everyone at her new school already seems to have friends and be involved in activities. When her teacher asks … Continue reading

Book Review: Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya pasternack

Tweet The magistrate’s message to Anya’s mother is clear: pay everything she owes on her home within 30 days or the village will take it away. Anya knows it’s an impossible task. Her father is away fighting the tsar’s war, … Continue reading

Book Review: Serafina and the Seven Stars by Robert Beatty

Tweet Braeden has been sent off to school in New York and Serafina keeps feeling as though something bad is about to happen at Biltmore, but it’s just a hunch. When the start of hunting season on a magical night … Continue reading

Book Review: Out of Place by Jennifer Blecher

Tweet Twelve-year-old Cove doesn’t know what she’ll do without her best friend, Nina. Nina is the one who helps her ignore the girls who bark at her and call her Rover, like she’s a dog. Nina has always understood that … Continue reading

Book Review: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Tweet A chance encounter between a hungry child and a New York City office worker led to a life-long relationship that changed both people. Maurice came from a poor family where the adults assumed he would take care of himself, … Continue reading

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