Book Review: Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper

Tweet Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria dream of one day opening their own car repair shop. When they hear about a competition that gives away a car load of cash for the winning car, they set out … Continue reading

Book Review: What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren

Tweet Esther’s Ma pays attention to a lot of signs to keep her family safe. Frequent occurrences, like seeing a ring around the moon or a spider before breakfast, have to be analyzed to determine whether they will bring good … Continue reading

Book Review: Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes

Tweet Ganesha is a Hindu god who can’t get enough sweets. His love of candy leads to tragedy when he breaks a tusk on a jawbreaker. Ganesha despairs about his strange looks until the poet Vyasa finds a purpose for … Continue reading

Book Review: The Magnificent 12—The Call by Michael Grant

Tweet David MacAvoy—Mack for short—is an unlikely hero. He’s 12, picked on by bullies, and he has a phobia of nearly everything. Unexpectedly he finds himself under the protection of the school’s biggest bully and getting messages from strange old … Continue reading

Book Review: Magickeepers, The Pyramid of Souls by Erica Kirov

Tweet Nick is tired of living in the Las Vegas hotel/casino that acts as the cover for his magical family. All he gets to eat is Russian food, all he does is practice magic, and his older cousins keep access … Continue reading

Book Review: Girlwood by Claire Dean

Tweet With one foot in the modern world and one foot in a world of fantasy, Girlwood takes us into the life of Polly Greene, who can see the colors that surround people, revealing their true selves. Polly’s older sister, … Continue reading

Book Review and Mother-Daughter Book Club Meeting Idea: Awesome Plays for Teens and Tweens by Christina Hamlett

Tweet Here’s an interesting and fresh idea that was passed on recently from a mom who’s in a book club with girls ranging in age from 12 to 15. “One of the girls (in her group) likes drama a lot … Continue reading

Book Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Tweet When my oldest daughter, Madeleine, was in fifth grade, we read Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli in our mother-daughter book club. The girls all liked it, but they couldn’t really identify well with the issues brought up in the book: … Continue reading

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