Book Review: Water Steps by A. LaFaye

Tweet Ever since she nearly drowned in a storm that took the lives of the rest of her family, Kyna has had a crippling fear of the water. Only three when she was rescued by the couple who became her … Continue reading

Book Review: Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick

Tweet Emma, Jess, Megan and Cassidy are back for another year of reading in their mother-daughter book club in Heather Vogel Frederick’s new book, Dear Pen Pal. Cracking this third book in the mother-daughter book club series is like reconnecting … Continue reading

Book Review: White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages

Tweet It’s such a pleasure to read a sequel that lives up to and possibly even surpasses the original. White Sands, Red Menace, Ellen Klages’s follow up to The Green Glass Sea is a wonderful continuation of Suze Gordon and … Continue reading

Book Review: Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Tweet Autumn Winifred Oliver has a lot going on for an 11-year-old living in the tiny, mountain settlement of Cades Cove, Tennessee. She’s waiting to move with her mom and big sister Katie to Knoxville, where her dad already lives … Continue reading

Book Review: The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater

Tweet The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater is a treat for mystery lovers, magic lovers and just general book lovers. Daphna and her twin Dexter are as different as twins can be. Daphna loves books and volunteers reading … Continue reading

Book Review: Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry

Tweet Eleven-year-old Ignatius is the youngest of five sons, which is why everyone just calls him Brother. Growing up on a ranch in slightly populated Malhuer County, Oregon, Brother feels he has always been overshadowed by his older more capable … Continue reading

Book Review: Savvy by Ingrid Law

Tweet I recently read Savvy by Ingrid Law with my daughter Catherine, who’s 14. We both liked it, and we thought it finds an interesting balance between realistic and fantasy fiction while giving the reader lots to think about. It’s … Continue reading

Book Review: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Tweet I just finished reading The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages. It’s been highly recommended from friends, and the recommendations are warranted. The Green Glass Sea is about two girls who live in Los Alamos in the closing days … Continue reading

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