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YA Round Up

About 3 months ago, I was lucky enough to be approved for several YA ARCs. While I’ve read several of them, I’ve been incredibly remiss in actually getting down what I think about the lovely books publishers have allowed me to read. 551 more words

Book Reviews

BE LIGHT LIKE A BIRD for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Losing a parent at a young age is a terrible ordeal to go through. For Wren it is even worse since she doesn’t have the support of her mom during the grieving process. 622 more words

Middle Grade

MOTLEY EDUCATION for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Congrats to Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity,the winner of a $25 Starbucks gift card in my Golden Cup Year End Celebration Giveaway. Amanda is a librarian and provides a wide variety of reviews on her site. 646 more words

Middle Grade


Some breaking news before the review–The Cybil’s Finalists have been announced! Go here for all the nominees. Below are the choices for Middle Grade Fiction. I’ll be helping to judge the winner, but fortunately I have a head start as I’ve reviewed 5 of the 7. 723 more words

Middle Grade


This one was sitting in my pile waiting to be read for a few months. It looked interesting with the saxophone on the cover, but other than that I had no idea what it was about. 758 more words

Middle Grade

FAR FROM FAIR-A Cybil's Nominee

To be fair. This is not my kind of story. 12-year-old Odette spends the first half of the book whining about everything. Yes, I get it. 662 more words

Middle Grade

THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

First my own leftovers. The winners of my holiday giveaway.

A copy of FRAMED! and ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE goes to Rosi Hollinbeck. You can see Rosi’s reviews along with some helpful writing links at… 777 more words

Middle Grade