Ever been in a “tight spot”? Eleven-year-old Kammie Summers is literally in a tight spot when she falls into an abandoned well. As daylight fades, Kammie, her arms pinned against her body, can’t even wipe away her tears. Meanwhile, her three new “friends,” popular girls who got her into this jam as as part of a …

Angelica Banks is the author of the Tuesday McGillycuddy series for middle grade readers. The first book in the series is Finding Serendipity (published by Henry Holt in the USA in 2015) and the sequel – A Week Without Tuesday – has just arrived in bookshops. The third book will …

It’s not an ordinary Christmas on the Larson farm in Denmark. Bettina’s parents are called away to care for other relatives, so twelve-year-old Bettina is given the responsibility of taking care of the farm and her baby sister Pia for a few days. Bettina feels she’s up for the task and proud …

I have to admit, when I heard that there was going to be a new Star Wars movie, my inner geek cheered. When I learned that Disney was also going to release a retelling of the original trilogy using amazing children’s book authors, I thought I had died and woke …

Eleven-year old Cornelia is about to make a remarkable discovery. Words can open up doors to the world or just as easily shut it out. It all depends on how you use them! Cornelia is the daughter of two world-famous concert pianists. She feels ignored by her mother who is …