Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Tweet Four children with no parents around to care for them are brought together under unusual circumstances and given a mission. They are to stop the plans of a man who intends to take over the world. The four, Reynie, … Continue reading

Book Review: Cici’s Journal by Joris Chamblain and Aurélie Neyret

Tweet Cici knows she’d like to be a writer when she grows up. “My trick for telling stories,” she says, “is to observe people, to imagine their lives, their secrets.” To hone her skills at observation, she keeps a journal … Continue reading

Book Review: The Moonlight Meeting by Tracey Hecht & Rumur Dowling

Tweet Young children can find inspiration to read through Grow & Read, an early reader program that spins off from The Nocturnals series. The first book, The Moonlight Meeting by Tracey Hecht & Rumur Dowling, introduces the main characters while … Continue reading

Book Review: Christmas in Cooperstown by David A. Kelly

Tweet Cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins love solving mysteries, so when they discover a vintage baseball card has been stolen from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, they are on the case. The list of … Continue reading

Book Review: Ada Lace, On the Case by Emily Calandrelli

Tweet Ada Lace is new in town and her mom wants her to make friends before school starts. She meets Nina and the two of them start observing life in Juniper Gardens, which is their neighborhood. As the two get … Continue reading

Book Review: Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Tweet Robert Beatty’s Serafina series comes to an end with lots of what fans have come to love about the books, with Serafina and her friends fighting a powerful enemy set on destroying the Biltmore estate and the people Serafina … Continue reading

Book Review: The Postcard by Tony Abbott

Tweet When Jason’s grandmother dies, he’s not sad, just upset about having to join his dad in Florida to help get her house ready to sell. How could he be sad about losing someone he never met? But once he’s … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin

Tweet Gail Godwin’s Grief Cottage is getting rave reviews, including my own. I found myself savoring the book as it went along, not wanting it to end.  That’s why I’m happy to be able to offer my review along with … Continue reading

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