Happy book birthday to Rebecca Donnelly for her debut middle grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe. The title alone makes you want to read this book and it delivers with a fun, unique story. The book is written somewhat like a play and the main character talks directly to the reader through a bit of …

Describing how a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie tastes is nearly impossible. This analogy could be used in describing a great story. So, in an attempt to give you the experience/flavor of Pete Begler’s The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places, I thought it best to create a recipe: First, mix equal …

The Kinfolk (Book 3: Five Stones Trilogy) is the conclusion of a great fantasy series about three siblings who transported to an mysterious and dangerous island. The story shares some similarities to other tales where children are thrust into the middle of a world at war, but this series is distinct enough …

Happy book birthday to THE ADVENTURER’S GUIDE TO GREAT ESCAPES by Wade Albert White. It seems like a thrilling, funny fantasy for kids and those who are kids at heart. ABOUT THE BOOK: A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren’t as innocent as they look, …

Happy belated book birthday to Christina Soontornvat’s debut MG novel. THE CHANGLINGS. About the book: All Izzy wants is for something interesting to happen in her sleepy little town. But her wish becomes all too real when an enchanting song floats through the woods and lures her little sister Hen …

Congratulations to award-winning children’s author Monika Schroder on the launch of her heartfelt novel, Be Light Like a Bird.  After the sudden death of her father, Wren not only has to deal with her own grief she must witness the strange way her mother is grieving. Wren’s mother decides they need to move and Wren …