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Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg-Sloan

The blurb for Counting by 7s caught my eye a little while back, pre-release, in the Bookseller, and I was immediately reminded of R.J. Palacio’s emotionally charged triumph… 606 more words

Teen Fiction

"What Are You Reading?" Wednesday (October 1, 2014)

What are you reading?

I started Once We Were (Hybrid Chronicles #2) and Diamond (Hetty Feather, #4) yesterday at work. I still have Superman: The High Flying History of the Man of Steel on my phone’s ereader, too. 186 more words

Girl Protagonist

A Wonderlandiful World by Shannon Hale | Book Review


Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling

Series: Ever After High
The Storybook of Legends (#1 EAH)
The Unfairest of Them All… 525 more words

Book Reviews

Places, please

Having thoroughly enjoyed author Tim Federle’s star turn as the emcee for charades at this spring’s Kids Author Carnival, I’m still surprised that he turned from acting and dancing to writing. 233 more words

Musings On Reading

Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

14 year old Richard Sloan and his cousin, Malley, were born nine days apart and have always been close. So when she runs off with a guy she’s met on the Internet, who turns out not to be who he says he is, Richard sets out to track her down, accompanied by a wildly eccentric old man he has just met – Skink, a former governor of Florida, and an eco-crusader from previous Hiaasen adult novels. 246 more words


Query Critique 23

Dear Mr./Mrs….

Most people believe that Luna Nimue is a normal girl just like any other ten-year-old Irish girl in the twenty-first century. However, she knows better: She is a witch.  347 more words


"The Others," Coming to an E-Bookstore Near You

I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled programming to update you regarding the publication of my soon-to-be-released middle grade fantasy, The Others. A Case of Mistaken Identity… 539 more words