Charmed children tell no tales. Chills and thrills abound in this clever story that takes place in Scotland during World War II. When Kate Bateson is sent to Rookskill Castle with her brother and sister to avoid the air raids in London, she has no idea that this “school” for …

Mibs (short for Mississippi Beaumont) is about to turn thirteen, which is when she finally gets her unique magical power . . . a secret family savvy. This special savvy comes on suddenly and initially is difficult to control. It can even be dangerous. Mibs excitement about her upcoming birthday is cut short when a tragic incident …

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 …

Everyone wants to be the favorite…toy that is. Joyce has taken themes seen before in classics like the movie Toy Story and the story The Velveteen Rabbit and mixed in just enough action and suspense, and a frightening villain to create a powerful contemporary morality tale about love and loss. …

When Rory’s skin turns full-out broccoli green, he’s terrified until he realizes it can only mean one thing: he’s turning into a superhero! Meet a definitely fun, sort of super… hero. I love stories that are based on true unexplained mysteries. It turns out there really were some green children …

Spooky stories have become more popular among middle grade readers. It’s a way for them to use their own ghostly imaginations without all the gory details shown in the movies. Here is a list of the Mafia’s favorite spine-chilling MG stories just in time for Halloween. Doll Bones by Holly Black Took: A Ghost Story …

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 …