Exile by Shannon Messenger

This second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series was a gripping action-packed drama. I loved it, I inhaled it, and I already downloaded book 3. SYNOPSIS Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female... Continue Reading →

Kenny & The Book of Beasts by Tony DiTerlizzi

Sweet Kenny Rabbit and his dragon buddy Grahame are back but things are changing. Will adding new friends and facing new challenges come between these two best friends? SYNOPSIS In this highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning author Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon, Kenny must cope with many changes in his life—including... Continue Reading →

Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte

This fantastic middle grade follow up to Show Me a Sign does not disappoint! With a breakneck pace I could not put it down. SYNOPOSIS Three years after being kidnapped and rendered a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment to determine the cause of her deafness, fourteen year old Mary Lambert is summoned from her... Continue Reading →

The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery

Another delightful middle grade book set in England during WWII. The additional fantasy was an unusual, and welcome, addition. SYNOPSIS When Col's childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians - a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight... Continue Reading →

The Ghosts of Gosswater by Lucy Strange

Yes to the Gothic suspense of this book! I was on the edge of my seat whispering, "run," chapter after chapter. This is another wonderful middle grade story I could not put down. SYNOPSIS A thrilling Gothic tale from the author of Our Castle by the Sea, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. 1899.... Continue Reading →

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