WHAT MAKES US, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, Candlewick Press

A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel. Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran … Continue reading WHAT MAKES US, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, Candlewick Press

BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR, by A.M. Strickland, Imprint

Kamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn't listen ... Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people's souls while they sleep. But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every … Continue reading BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR, by A.M. Strickland, Imprint

BETWEEN WORLDS: FOLKTALES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND, by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Frances Castle, Candlewick Press

The definitive collection of British and Irish folktales from master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland. Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation, and are gathered together in a definitive new collection from the master storyteller and winner of the Carnegie Medal, … Continue reading BETWEEN WORLDS: FOLKTALES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND, by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Frances Castle, Candlewick Press

THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, by Ruth Sepetys, Philomel Books, Penguin Random House

A portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, … Continue reading THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, by Ruth Sepetys, Philomel Books, Penguin Random House

CARMEN SANDIEGO: ENDANGERED OPERATION, by HMHKids

Join Carmen Sandiego and decide where in the world to go next in this globe-trotting, daring caper! Help Carmen save wild animals of all kinds, especially the rare Amur tiger cub kidnapped from you by VILE. With 20 possible endings, your adventures can take you all over the world—or out of the game. Which will … Continue reading CARMEN SANDIEGO: ENDANGERED OPERATION, by HMHKids

RED ROVER: CURIOSITY ON MARS, by Richard Ho, Illustrated by Katherine Roy, Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars’s many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits… …for the next one to come to Mars to explore. Join Curiosity on … Continue reading RED ROVER: CURIOSITY ON MARS, by Richard Ho, Illustrated by Katherine Roy, Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

BEST BABYSITTERS EVER: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BOSSY, by Caroline Cala, HMH Kids

Being a boss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the second book of the Best Babysitters Ever series. Perfect for fans of Rachel Vail and Sarah Mlynowski. Just when Malia, Dot, and Bree (aka the Best Babysitters Ever) corner the Playa Del Mar babysitting market, their lives get even busier. Malia’s evil older … Continue reading BEST BABYSITTERS EVER: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BOSSY, by Caroline Cala, HMH Kids

MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House

After their mother’s death, two siblings must navigate the strange world of the occult in this thrilling YA mystery Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His … Continue reading MINOR PROPHETS, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House

EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee Lucido, Versify Books, HMHKids

In this innovative middle grade novel, coding and music take center stage as new girl Emmy tries to find her place in a new school. Perfect for fans of GIRLS WHO CODE series and THE CROSSOVER Out September 2019 416 Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. So, … Continue reading EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE, by Aimee Lucido, Versify Books, HMHKids

THE LITTLE GREY GIRL, by Celine Kiernan, Candlewick Press

In the second book of the Wild Magic trilogy, courageous young Mup and her family are trying to heal and restore the kingdom when they uncover an ancient and powerful anger. The old queen and her raggedy witches have fled Witches Borough, and Mup’s family has moved into the cold, newly empty castle. But the … Continue reading THE LITTLE GREY GIRL, by Celine Kiernan, Candlewick Press