Review: Beyond the Stars by Doreen D. Berger

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO HELP A FRIEND? Mischievous sisters Diane and Robin are already in trouble with their father, Captain William Marsh, commander of the starship Polaris, for a stunt they just pulled. Their punishment (grounded…again!) is cut short with the arrival of Jannel, a soft-spoken, shy girl roughly their age, and the … Continue reading Review: Beyond the Stars by Doreen D. Berger

Review+Giveaway: Sophie Washington Treasure Beach by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Review of middle grade fiction Sophie Washington: Treasure Beach by Tonya Duncan Ellis A message in a bottle leads Sophie Washington and friends on a seaside treasure hunt in this exciting, illustrated chapter book adventure. It's summertime, and Sophie, her best friend, Chloe, and her younger brother, Cole are spending two fun-filled weeks in Corpus … Continue reading Review+Giveaway: Sophie Washington Treasure Beach by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Excerpt+Giveaway: Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate’s Curse by Leah Cupps

Featuring middle grade novel Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate's Curse by Leah Cupps Will Harley find the magic pearl before Port Royal is destroyed? Harley James, explorer and amateur cryptologist, has just arrived in Port Royal, Jamaica—home to the Caribbean’s famous sunken pirate city. Her latest mission? Prevent a mysterious, mythical blue … Continue reading Excerpt+Giveaway: Harley James and the Peril of the Pirate’s Curse by Leah Cupps

Review+Giveaway: Freckles: The Dark Wizard by Jerry Harwood

My review of middle grade fantasy Freckles: The Dark Wizard by Jerry Harwood At Flame Rock Middle School, you show off your big biceps, post your dimples on InstaWitch, grow a cheetah tail, or use your fairy wings to fly down the hall. For Simon, wearing his peers' opinions can be a literal event. Especially … Continue reading Review+Giveaway: Freckles: The Dark Wizard by Jerry Harwood

Review+Giveaway: The Secret Benefits of Invisibility by C. W. Allen

Review of middle grade adventure fantasy The Secret Benefits of Invisibility by C. W. Allen For Zed and Tuesday, adjusting to life in modern-meets-medieval Falinnheim means normal is relative. Lots of kids deal with moving, starting new schools, and doing chores. But normally, those schools aren't in underground bunkers full of secret agents, and the … Continue reading Review+Giveaway: The Secret Benefits of Invisibility by C. W. Allen

Excerpt+Giveaway: Beyond the Birch by Torina Kingsley

Featuring middle grade fantasy Beyond the Birch by Torina Kingsley Eleven year old Macy dreams of action and adventure that will take her far beyond her family's farm. But what will happen when that adventure finds her? Long ago, faeries were banished from the land after a legendary battle. So long ago that many wonder … Continue reading Excerpt+Giveaway: Beyond the Birch by Torina Kingsley

Review+Giveaway: The Mermaid and the Unicorns by L.T. Getty

Review of middle grade fantasy adventure The Mermaid and the Unicorns by L.T. Getty Daphne’s a typical mermaid, and at least according to her, that’s a problem. She’s courageous and has a beautiful singing voice, but lacks the power of an elemental, the ability to command water with the sound of her voice. Jealous of … Continue reading Review+Giveaway: The Mermaid and the Unicorns by L.T. Getty

Interview+Giveaway: Friends to the End by Cherie Colyer

Interview with Cherie Colyer, author of middle grade action Friends to the End Twelve-year-old Zach is convinced he'll never be happy without his best friend Jeremy by his side. But both of their lives changed with a bang five months ago, and as far as Zach's concerned, it's his fault Jeremy will never see his … Continue reading Interview+Giveaway: Friends to the End by Cherie Colyer

Review+Giveaway: People of the Sun by Ben Gartner

My review of middle grade fantasy People of the Sun by Ben Gartner The explosive reveal about who John and Sarah really are and why they’re traveling through time, with their most gut-wrenching challenge yet. In the time of the Aztec, a scoundrel named Cortés arrives and the kids are forced to make an extremely … Continue reading Review+Giveaway: People of the Sun by Ben Gartner

Review+Giveaway: The Order of Time Series by Scott P. Southall

Featuring The Order of Time Series by Scott P. southall, plus my review of book 1 Picture two twelve-year-old fraternal twins who are like night and day. She is a smart and highly organised MMA fighter. He’s not a fighter, he’s a lover of history, art and Star Wars. Despite their differences they are one … Continue reading Review+Giveaway: The Order of Time Series by Scott P. Southall