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From the Grave

Just released! Middle grade monster mayhem!

Title: From the Grave
Written by: Cynthia Reeg
Release date October 18, 2016
Suitable for ages: 9-12
Juvenile fiction, fantasy, humor… 581 more words

Beth Anderson

A Dark Knight bedtime parody: Goodnight Batcave

Goodnight Batcave, by Dave Croatto/Illustrated by Tom Richmond, (Oct. 2016, MAD Magazine), $14.99, ISBN: 9781401270100

Recommended for ages 5+

“In the great gray cave, there were a lot of bats, and souvenirs saved…” … 253 more words

Middle Grade

Blog Tour: Everton Miles is Stranger Than Me, plus an interview with author Philippa Dowding

One great thing about being able to have my own little corner of the blogosphere is discovering all these great, smaller publishers I may never have discovered before. 1,153 more words

Tween Reads

Bjorn's Gift continues the story of a family under Nazi occupation

Bjorn’s Gift, by Sandy Brehl, (Oct. 2016, Crickhollow Books), $14.95, ISBN: 978-1-883953-84-3

Recommended for ages 9-13

A couple of years ago, I was a first round Cybils judge for Middle Grade realistic fiction, so I had the chance to read a lot of new, independent fiction that I never would have discovered otherwise. 423 more words

Tween Reads


If you don’t know I participated in The Writer’s Voice contest in 2012, then you’re probably new around here :). But the reason I bring it up–again–is because one of the entries from that contest is now a real, live book! 713 more words


Great desk reference for kids: Time for Kids 2017 Almanac

Time for Kids 2017 Almanac, by the Editors of Time for Kids, (May 2016, Time for Kids), $12.99, ISBN: 978-1618934154

Recommended for ages 8-12… 209 more words

Tween Reads

My Daddy is More Powerful Than Yours: Jack Death

Jack Death, by M.L. Windsor, (Sept. 2016, Creston Books), $12.99, ISBN: 9781939547286

Recommended for ages 8-12

Lots of kids have Secrets in this story, but Jack’s got a really big Secret: his dad is Death. 402 more words

Middle Grade