MG Book Review: Attack of the Killer Komodos by Summer Rachel Short

Attack of the Killer Komodos is book 2 in the Maggie and Nate Mystery Series. Book 1, also totally worth you adding to your reading list is The Mutant Mushroom Takeover. To get the best feel for the character, you may want to start with Book 1, but Book 2 does more than enough to stand on its own. Komodos wastes no time as it jumps right into the action as Maggie and Nate come [...]

By |2021-09-07T19:07:31-04:00September 17th, 2021|Book Review|0 Comments

Mo Reading: BAREFOOD DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA by Alda P. Dobbs

This fabulous historic novel is coming out September 14th, just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15).  But this isn’t just a good Hispanic Heritage story, it’s a great story that tells the hardships that all refugees face, no matter what dangers they’re running from. In 1913, the revolutionary war is raging in Mexico. Twelve-year-old Petra Luna’s father has been conscripted into the Federal army against his will and may never return. [...]

By |2021-09-08T12:56:39-04:00September 10th, 2021|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

MO Reading: THE WORLD BETWEEN BLINKS by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

A treasure hunt sends two cousins into a magical world where lost things and people end up. Where do lost things and people end up? Cousins Jake and Marisol are grieving the loss of their grandmother. When they find a map in her house, they decide to go on one last adventure in her honor. They accidentally end up in the World Between Blinks, home to the likes of [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:16:41-04:00August 9th, 2021|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

MG Book Review: The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins

This is a haunting fantasy about the bond between sisters and the power of magic that will keep you guessing until the very end. Mayhap and her sisters live in a strange house that tends to their every need. Their parents left them with the peculiar warnings not to leave the house and not to go into the silver grass. When the oldest sister disobeys and goes into the [...]

By |2021-04-05T16:36:21-04:00April 8th, 2021|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Kingston & the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses & Theo Gangi

About the Book: Magic has all but disappeared in Brooklyn, but one tenacious young magician is determined to bring it back in this exciting middle grade mystery. Twelve-year-old Kingston has just moved from the suburbs back to Echo City, Brooklyn—the last place his father was seen alive. Kingston's father was King Preston, one of the world's greatest magicians. Until one trick went wrong and he disappeared. Now that Kingston is back in Echo City, [...]

By |2021-03-23T12:58:54-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie

"This is a teeth-chattering, eyes bulging, shuddering-and-shaking, chills-at-the-back-of-your-neck ghost story. I loved it!" ―R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series Claire is a scientist through and through -- that makes her father's fascination with ghosts that much more embarrassing. She likes beakers and test tubes over gravestones and mausoleums. She has scary things to deal with, like is she losing her best friend to the new girl at school. [...]

By |2021-03-10T12:25:18-05:00March 11th, 2021|Book Review|0 Comments

The Girl and the Witch’s Garden by Erin Bowman

The Secret Garden meets Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children in this exciting new middle grade adventure where a girl helps a witch find a potion for immortality hoping to save her father. When Piper’s father gets sick, she's sent to live with her grandmother in a house townsfolk say is home to a witch who steals children. Her grandmother is not there. Instead, she finds her mother, who abandoned her when she was a [...]

By |2021-02-05T13:49:31-05:00February 11th, 2021|Book Review|0 Comments

Mo Reading: A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor

After her mother dies, 12-year-old Lydia goes to live with her aunt Brat, and her aunt's wife Eileen on a farm that they care for while also caring for the ancient owner of the farm, Elloroy. This story about grief and starting over is as soft, comforting, and beautiful as the hand-knitted sweater that Lydia wears constantly to keep her mother close to her. Before she died, Lydia's mom spent several years waiting on a [...]

By |2021-01-14T09:26:34-05:00January 15th, 2021|Book Review, Mo Reading|0 Comments

Mo Reading: The Magic in Changing Your Stars by Leah Henderson

I'm so excited to interview Leah Henderson about her middle-grade novel, The Magic in Changing Your Stars, a story about a boy named, Ailey Benjamin Lane, who wants to be a star in the school production of The Wiz. But when he messes up the audition, he's ready to give-up dancing altogether. Then his grandfather tells him a secret story about his youth and where he can find his special tap shoes. Ailey puts on the shoes [...]

By |2020-12-17T08:43:48-05:00December 17th, 2020|Author Interview, Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mo Reading: The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks

When Oleg and Emma invent a classmate to trick their substitute teacher and he shows up real, they turn magical forces upside down with hilarious consequences. Oleg and Emma aren’t happy. Emma’s mother is always at work and Oleg’s father won't move off the couch since he lost his job. They miss their best friend who has moved away and worry about being separated when they change schools next [...]

By |2020-12-05T16:59:38-05:00December 15th, 2020|Book Review|0 Comments
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