About Debbie D'Aurelio

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Debbie D'Aurelio has created 112 blog entries.

Another MG Adventure from Bubba & Squirt – City of Bones

Creepy Underground Catacombs! City of Bones is the third book in the Bubba and Squirt series by Sherry Ellis. This time, the kids travel through the mysterious vortex to Paris, France. It's another wild adventure as they track down art thieves, encounter terrifying monsters, and discover the whereabouts of their missing father. Will they make it out alive or join the rest of the skeletons in the City of Bones? This fast-paced adventure is full [...]

By |2024-02-06T10:12:47-05:00February 6th, 2024|Book Launch|0 Comments

Book Launch: There’s No Cream in Cream Soda by Kim Zachman

No one puts the fun in non-fiction like Kim Zachman! Her NEW release, There's No Cream in Cream Soda, explores the fun, facts, and stories of the origins of some of America’s most popular beverages. From soda to water to milk and juice, curious kids will get answers to questions like, what kind of root is in root beer, and who put the pink in pink lemonade? This STEM book explores the inventions, innovations, and [...]

By |2023-08-01T08:55:35-04:00July 18th, 2023|Book Launch, Mo Happening|0 Comments

Author Interview: The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz

Stacy's Nockowitz recent release, The Prince of Steel Pier, is a triumph of middle grade historical fiction. I asked her about her road to publication. MGM: The characters in your book are so authentic, do you have a similar person in your life, like a Bubbe or Uncle Sol? A: My grandparents on my dad’s side were somewhat like Joey’s bubbe and zeyde. They were immigrants who had come to America in the 1920s, escaping [...]

By |2022-08-31T20:00:54-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Author Interview|0 Comments

MG Book Release! The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz

Today is the launch of a wonderful middle grade book set in Atlantic City in the 1970s. The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz is a suspenseful and inspirational story with rich characters that jump off the page. Joey is a skeet ball wiz and during a trip to the boardwalk, he gets the attention of a dangerous mobster, Artie Bishop, known as the King of Steel Pier. Joey comes from a large Jewish family with [...]

By |2022-08-31T19:36:51-04:00September 1st, 2022|Author Interview, Book Launch|0 Comments

New MG Release! Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley

Congratulations to Fleur Bradley on the release of her latest middle grade novel, Daybreak on Raven Island, a wonderfully spooky book that is accessible to younger readers. Three seventh-grade students, Tori, Marvin, and Noah, are on a school field trip to a long abandoned prison island (inspired by Alcatraz). They're the first class to be allowed to tour the facility so you'd think they would be excited, but they have other things on their minds. Tori would [...]

By |2022-08-21T14:00:28-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MG Summer Reading: 5 Fun Cinderella Retellings

Who can resist a fun retelling of a classic fairytale? Having some knowledge of the backstory allows the reader to get invested in the story quickly. Today's guest post is a fairytale specialist—Leah Cypess is the author of the SISTERS EVER AFTER series and shares some of her favorite retellings of Cinderella. Leah Cypess: While writing GLASS SLIPPERS, I avoided reading other retellings of Cinderella. But now that GLASS SLIPPERS is out in the world, [...]

By |2022-07-13T16:02:00-04:00June 28th, 2022|Mo Reading, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mo Books: Glass Slippers by Leah Cypess

Congratulations to Leah Cypess on her second installment in the Sisters Ever After series, Glass Slippers. In this story, we meet Cinderella's third, never-before-mentioned "wicked" stepsister, Tirza. In this fairytale retelling, Tirza has lived with the shame of what her family did to Cinderella for years. Against everyone's advice, Cinderella—now Queen Ella—took a chance on young Tirza. She gave Tirza a home in the castle instead of banishing her. The queen told everyone Tirza was good and [...]

By |2022-02-20T10:14:54-05:00April 5th, 2022|Book Launch|0 Comments

Mo Writing: A Writer’s Permission Slip

You hereby have permission to write badly today. That is, as long as you write something. Anything. Anything at all. On topic, off topic, no topic. Just write. Go for it. Write as poorly as you can. Seriously, aim for the absolute bottom of the barrel. Permission granted. Go! The words that come out don’t need to be your best words. They needn’t compare to the shiny perfection that came out “that one time.” Fix [...]

By |2022-03-26T10:22:47-04:00March 29th, 2022|Mo Writing|0 Comments

Graphic Novel Launch: WINGBEARER by Marjorie Liu & Teny Aida Issakhanian

Congratulations on the launch of the middle grade graphic novel, Wingbearer. The author, Marjorie Liu, is a best-selling novelist and comic book writer known for her work at Marvel, including Black Widow, Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men, and more. The story stars a female protagonist of color who finds strength in fighting for her friends and doing what's right. The artwork brings the story to life with amazing depth and color worthy of framing. Zuli is a [...]

By |2022-01-11T11:28:59-05:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New MG Book! A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow

Congratulations to Lisa Stringfellow on her middle grade debut, A Comb of Wishes. Stringfellow is a masterful storyteller who writes prose like a seasoned pro. A Comb of Wishes is one of the most creative and captivating books I've read in a while. Set in the Caribbean and rich with culture and folklore, the book is a journey of recovery and resilience. When Kela and her friend Lissy stumble across an ancient-looking comb in a coral [...]

By |2022-01-18T08:11:51-05:00February 8th, 2022|Book Launch|0 Comments
Go to Top