SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER, by Julie C. Dao, Philomel, PenguinTeen

From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood. Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician's apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds … Continue reading SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER, by Julie C. Dao, Philomel, PenguinTeen

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

CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Being the new kid at camp is never easy, especially for a bigfoot, a hyperactive jackalope, a fairy who can barely fly, and the only human boy! A series about the unlikely friendships forged at Camp Moonlight—“where being different isn’t unusual…it’s FUNusual!” Norm is worried about fitting in at camp. Literally. He’s not just tall … Continue reading CREATURE CAMPERS: THE SECRET OF SHADOW LAKE, EPIC! ORIGINALS, by Joe McGee, Illustrated by Bea Tormo, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE GHOST NETWORK, BOOK #2, REBOOT, by I.I. Davidson, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Reboot is the second book in the thrilling adventure series,The Ghost Network, in which a diverse group of teenage hackers use their extraordinary abilities to fight a legendary tech icon who's seeking total control over their bodies and minds. Age Level: 11-14 Grade Level: 5th and up The secret is now out about the Ghost … Continue reading THE GHOST NETWORK, BOOK #2, REBOOT, by I.I. Davidson, 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

LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

Award-winning children's book creators Martin Jenkins and Grahame Baker-Smith team up for a large-scale look at our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life-forms on Earth. Discover the story of our planet during this time, from … Continue reading LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

THE SNOW LEOPARD: GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS, by Justin Anderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson, Candlewick Press

Look! A line of paw prints in the snow. Follow the tracks to see the rare and utterly majestic snow leopard and visit her secret world. The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very … Continue reading THE SNOW LEOPARD: GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS, by Justin Anderson, Illustrated by Patrick Benson, Candlewick Press

THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

Friends come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes the best friends are the most unlikely of all... When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he's been longing for - at last! But Bear isn't quite the playmate … Continue reading THE BOY AND THE BEAR, by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Sarah Massini, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Press

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Press

There's so much to make, do, and discover in the countdown to Christmas! Fun facts about the weather, winter, animals, and Christmas traditions. Easy-to-follow recipes, seasonal crafts, and color-in sticker activities. Inspiring ideas for how to get involved during this magical time of year. Out November 2018 32  Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this … Continue reading WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Press

THE EVIL LIBRARIAN SERIES, BOOKS 1-3, by Michelle Knudsen, Candlewick Press

BOOK ONE #EvilLibrarian He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. … Continue reading THE EVIL LIBRARIAN SERIES, BOOKS 1-3, by Michelle Knudsen, Candlewick Press