LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry … Continue reading LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing

GET OUT OF BED YOU SCURVY DOG! by Jeanette Maska, Independent

A wacky twelve-year old, Thomas Delaney is struggling to survive middle school. Bedridden with a high fever, he begins to read Treasure Island and is drawn into a wild seafaring adventure. Reality collides with Imagination and chaos ensues. Out August 2019 148 Pages Apprx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest … Continue reading GET OUT OF BED YOU SCURVY DOG! by Jeanette Maska, Independent

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

WHAT THE WOODS KEEP, by Katya De Becerra, Imprint, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She's getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it's all catching up with … Continue reading WHAT THE WOODS KEEP, by Katya De Becerra, Imprint, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

ALL THE WAYS HOME, by Elsie Chapman, Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan

  Sometimes, home isn’t where you expect to find it. After losing his mom in a fatal car crash, Kaede Hirano–now living with a grandfather who is more stranger than family–developed anger issues and spent his last year of middle school acting out. Best-friendless and critically in danger repeating the seventh grade, Kaede is given … Continue reading ALL THE WAYS HOME, by Elsie Chapman, Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan

THE PAPER WASP, by Lauren Acampora, Grove Press, PGW

An electrifying debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Wonder Garden, The Paper Wasp is a riveting knife-edge story of two women's dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art … Continue reading THE PAPER WASP, by Lauren Acampora, Grove Press, PGW

PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

Fourteen-year-old Peter Green can’t remember how he died. All he has are his pajamas, a silk tie, and a one-way bus ticket to Mrs. Battisworth’s Academy and Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a strange and spooky school for dead orphans like himself. But that’s all he needs: the Unliving Academy has everything, from vampires … Continue reading PETER GREEN AND THE UNLIVING ACADEMY: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE, by Angelina Allsop, TCK Publishing

THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN, by Niklas Natt Och Dag, Atria Books, Simon and Schuster

In this breathtakingly bold, intricately constructed novel set in 18th century Stockholm, a dying man searches among the city’s teeming streets, dark corners, and intriguing inhabitants to unmask a ruthless murderer—perfect for fans of Perfume and The Alienist. It is 1793. Four years after the storming of the Bastille in France and more than a … Continue reading THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN, by Niklas Natt Och Dag, Atria Books, Simon and Schuster