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 …

Book two in the Doodle Adventure series, THE PURSUIT OF THE PESKY PIZZA PIRATE by Mike Lowery proved to be another fun, interactive story that entertained my almost 9 year old son for hours. The first book, THE SEARCH FOR THE SLIMY SPACE SLUGS, introduced a style of story telling …

Annabel Grey knows she’s not supposed to look into puddles. Her mother forbids it. She can’t help herself. The terrifying images she sees in them are mesmerizing. What is happening to this prim and proper Victorian young lady? It’s magic of course! She is a most magical girl. She doesn’t …

I believe that you can’t learn to write good books without reading good books. So, I’ve been working my way through the Newberry award list. Recently I read the 2009 Newberry winner, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and it was the highlight of my summer reading. The story starts with a …

Children won’t ever think of the tooth fairy the same way again! David Walliams has created a creature so vile, so horrible, it will send children to their beds to shiver and LAUGH hysterically. Yes, that’s right. Demon Dentist is a perfect blend of horror and humor that runs circles …

I guarantee The Door by the Staircase will make you hungry for two things: Russian food and good old-fashioned fairy tales. The first is an odd thing to say about a book about Baba Yaga, the Russian witch who eats children, but it’s true. Our heroine Mary is always eating …