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Hidden Scales by A.M. Robin (Book Review)

When she first notices the silvery scales on her foot, eleven-year-old Mira panics. It’s bad enough that some of her classmates call her ‘Toad’ and treat her with disdain. If they see her scaly foot, they will become merciless. But when her true friend Peter notices the funny rash on Mira’s foot, an ancient curse [...]

By |2019-08-13T16:15:40+00:00August 13th, 2019|YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Colonel and The Bee by Patrick Canning (Book Review)

Teen-aged Beatrix is a traveling circus acrobat in the employ of the Machiavellian Ziro. He is abusive toward his star performer but then he is abusive to all his employees. Beatrix (Bee) longs for the day when she can leave the circus and be free of the beatings and abusive language. Of course her smart [...]

By |2018-11-09T18:24:33+00:00November 9th, 2018|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Winter Prince by Lauren Scharhag (Book Review)

Teen-aged Margaret lives with her father in an Ozark village of tradesfolk. Everyone gets along reasonably well as the years go by. But when summer fails to come to an end and the temperatures are still in the upper digits by Christmas-time, it is apparent that winter will pass them by that year. Determined to [...]

By |2017-07-22T17:33:26+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Children's Book Review, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Knight by Candy Atkins

Agatha Stone is a normal thirteen-year-old girl living in Manhattan. While her life is far from normal - she lives with an Aunt and Uncle who keep her a virtual prisoner in their apartment that should have been condemned by the board of health - she goes to school everyday and has dreams just like [...]

By |2017-06-25T18:20:28+00:00June 25th, 2017|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

Book Review: No Such Thing by Jackie French Koller

Do you remember the 'monster under the bed' from your childhood? Was the monster real? Or was it simply an overactive imagination come to life? Author Jackie French Koller looks at things from a different perspective. What if the little monster actually slept under the bed but was frightened of the boy who slept above [...]

By |2017-03-08T20:51:34+00:00March 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

Book Review: James Clyde & The Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain

If you enjoyed the Harry Potter series of books, then you will certainly enjoy James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra (first of a series of books). There are many similarities: an eleven year old orphan boy, his two friends - one boy and one girl, introduction of an 'other world' where James was born [...]

By |2017-03-08T18:12:47+00:00March 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

Throwback Thursday: A Collection of Short Stories from W.B.M.S. by Heather Owens

Throwback Thursday is the product of a semester-long assignment given to middle school students wherein they wrote a short story based on history. This would be a daunting feat for an adult writer yet these students, under the guidance of editor and teacher Heather Owens, have produced a worthy project. The stories range in length [...]

By |2017-02-13T17:20:26+00:00February 13th, 2017|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

I’m Gonna Need A Pen edited by Heather Owens

    Are you a reader who looks to find the 'next best thing'? Always on the lookout for the newest cutting edge author? Then look no further than I'm Gonna Need a Pen. This small tome is a compilation of short stories written by middle school students who were given the assignment of taking [...]

By |2017-02-13T17:13:32+00:00February 13th, 2017|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Oliver and Jumpy Stories 4-6 by Werner Stejskal

I have many friends with grandchildren and great-grandchildren and I like to find new and different children's books to recommend. Let me be perfectly clear - I highly recommend the Oliver and Jumpy stories.Oliver is an elegant tuxedo cat and Jumpy is a kangaroo. They are best friends. Joey is Jumpy's baby kangaroo.In this, the [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:21+00:00February 24th, 2015|Book Reviews, YA Book Reviews|0 Comments