Tag Archives: Kids Lit

Ask Emma: Frenemies

A few months back we reviewed a fun new take on the classic Jane Austen novel Emma with the middle grade read Ask Emma. Today we’re taking a look at the followup by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk. The Story: … Continue reading

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100 Dresses: The Starlight Slippers

This week we’re reviewing the third in a fun middle grade fantasy series by Susan Maupin Schmid. We’ve already viewed the first two books in this poster HERE, and today we’re looking at the newest novel in the series. The … Continue reading

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August Isle

Though summer is long gone, Ali Standish’s novel August Isle is sure to transport you to a summer beach with a fresh slice of tangy pie on your lap. The Story: All Miranda wants to do is relax and enjoy … Continue reading

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The Next Great Paulie Fink

Psychological twists and cultural myths are explored, albeit through the small medium of rurual Mitchell School. Don’t underestimate Ali Benjamin though – The Next Great Paulie Fink brings character, wit, and thoughtful perusal of an intellectual topic that goes beyond … Continue reading

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Lizzie Flying Solo

For animal fans and middle grade readers who are looking for stories with lots of heart and hope, I would recommend checking out this week’s read Lizzie Flying Solo written by Nanci Turner Stevenson. The Story: Once upon a time … Continue reading

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The Camelot Code

King Arthur is revived in this middle-grade novel that brings urban fantasy to the modern century. Mari Mancusi brings this innovative new story to life in her newest novel The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. The Story: Sophie … Continue reading

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Speechless

 This week on the blog we’re reading a heartfelt story by author Adam P. Schmitt. This is a read that can be enjoyed by anyone, with its more psychological themes and mature character dynamics. Lets take a look. The Story: … Continue reading

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A is for Audra

Bringing light to the glowing ladies of the stage, this week’s read by John Robert Allman and Peter Emmerich. Summary: What easier way to learn about the glittering stars of Broadway’s fascinating history than with an ABC primer for children? … Continue reading

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Grump

Fantasy retellings are becoming more common these days, with humorous adaptations becoming the norm. Still, I can always appreciate a well-written book and Liesl Shurtliff rarely disappoints. I’ve reviewed her first fairytale adaptation Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. This … Continue reading

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Last of the Name

With great insight, humor, and candor, Rosanne Parry manages to make this week’s read, Last of the Name, worth every page. The Story: Danny O’Carolan is the last of his name. The only boy in a long line of formerly … Continue reading

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