Book Review: Drawing Outside the Lines by Susan J. Austin

Tweet Architect Julia Morgan overcame barriers and blazed the way for women in the profession. In the early 1900s, she was the first woman admitted to study architecture at the École de Beaux Arts in Paris and the first woman … Continue reading

Review: Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks

Tweet Ethan Fairmont likes to invent things. His newest project is a robot to help his elderly neighbor clean her home. But when the robot goes haywire, he takes it to the abandoned, closed-down factory building where his dad used … Continue reading

Book Review: Graveyard Girls by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus

Tweet Whisper, Frannie, Sophie and Gemma bond over their love of creepy stories. Every month they get together for sleepovers and scary tales. They also experience frights of the every-day kind, like bullies at school and troubles at home. As … Continue reading

Book Review: Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold by Mark Leiknes

Tweet Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold follows the adventures of Ned and his rag-tag team of would-be questers in search of their first successful challenge. There’s Ned, who just wants his parents to understand what he’s good … Continue reading

Book Review: The Shelterlings by Sara Beth Durst

Tweet Charlie the beaver used to welcome animals to the Shelter for Rejected Familiars, but since he left one day, Holly the squirrel has done her best to make the other animals feel valued even if their magic is considered … Continue reading

Book Review: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

Tweet Armani is excited to celebrate her 10th birthday with her family and close friends from the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. But as a hurricane named Katrina closes in on the city, it threatens to blow her party away … 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: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Tweet Miranda lives with her mom in a New York City apartment. In sixth grade, she and her friend Sal, who lives below her, have earned their parents trust enough to navigate their neighborhood on their own. Together they learn … Continue reading

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