The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith

13 year old Jessamine can see people’s thoughts and speak to the dead. To learn about her newfound powers she is shipped off the live with a family friend, in Read more...

Posted by on August 11, 2017

Beach Baby by Laurie Elmquist

A day at the beach comes to a close as the sun begins to set; a mother cuddles her sleepy little one, giving comfort and promises that more adventures await Read more...

Posted by on August 11, 2017

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

After tragedy struck, Marin left San Francisco behind, along with her home and everyone she knew. Staying alone in her New York dorm over winter break, she will be forced Read more...

Posted by on August 11, 2017

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

Tiger is asleep, but she is blocking the way of Frog, Fox, Turtle, Mouse, and Stork. Our animal friends will need the reader’s help to make it to their party Read more...

Posted by on August 1, 2017

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

Brothers Valyn and Kaden have been reunited and have now gone again in their separate ways. Kaden has gone with Triste and his teacher from the monastery Rampuri Tan through Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor of the Annurian Empire has been killed, leaving the empire in turmoil and his three children separated in different sections of Annur, fighting to stay alive and save Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Zoe is not always a perfect character, prone to selfish behavior that only makes things more awkward or difficult, but her snark and sarcasm bring a levity to this melancholy Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

The Brain Defense by Kevin Davis

The PET scan shows a dramatic, black void eclipsing the left side of Herbert Weinstein’s frontal lobe. Weinstein’s lawyer argues that the void, representing a large cyst on his client’s Read more...

Posted by on July 19, 2017

The Unbelievable Gwenpool Volume 1: Believe It by Chris Hastings

What if you suddenly found yourself in the Marvel Comic Universe? Gwen Poole, a normal, comic-book-loving girl from our universe found herself in just such a predicament. So what’s a Read more...

Posted by on July 18, 2017

The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends by Brittany R. Jacobs

Making friends can be a challenge, especially if you have a temper and are a legendary sea monster. If the Great White Shark can make friends, maybe Kraken can too, Read more...

Posted by on July 7, 2017

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant

Sometimes our friends change, this is a lesson that Cat and the reader explore in Grant’s work Cat Knit. Grant’s limited color palette has readers focusing on the humor of Read more...

Posted by on June 14, 2017

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Come along on a journey to distant lands. From Jotunheim, the realm of the Giants, to Midgard, the realm of Man, to Asgard, the realm of the Gods of the Read more...

Posted by on May 22, 2017

The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat

In The Cookie Fiasco, four friends want to eat cookies, but there are only three cookies.With a shortage of this tasty treat, will the Squirrels have to share, or will Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2017

A New Way To Bake by Kitchens of Martha Stewart

With all the wonderful colors of spring outside that delight the senses, it can make us think of new things—perhaps trying a new recipe!  Martha Stewart, known for her expertise Read more...

Posted by on April 25, 2017

Just A Minute A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Señor Calavera is a skeleton who has come to take Grandma Beetle away. Grandma Beetle is clever and has Señor Calavera wait just one more minute, but how long will Read more...

Posted by on April 20, 2017