SOUL RIDERS, THE LEGEND AWAKENS, STAR STABLE, by Helena Dahlgren, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Immersive adventure of four girls in a magical land completing quests for the greater good.

DIGGING DEEP, HOW SCIENCE UNEARTHS PUZZLES FROM THE PAST, by Laura Scandiffio, Annick Press

Poisons, ice men, and graves, oh my! Every archeological find adds to our understanding of the world, but sometimes a discovery is made that is so startling and different that it changes the way we view history. Digging Deep showcases the most exciting examples of these lost puzzle pieces and how recent advances in science … Continue reading DIGGING DEEP, HOW SCIENCE UNEARTHS PUZZLES FROM THE PAST, by Laura Scandiffio, Annick Press

THE RAVEN’S TALE, by Cat Winters, Abrams, Amulet Books, Manda

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans … Continue reading THE RAVEN’S TALE, by Cat Winters, Abrams, Amulet Books, Manda

MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

Silence can be powerful. Kathy Kacer's second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history's most famous mime. Desperate to save them from the Nazis, Henry and Helen's mother makes the harrowing decision to take her children from their home in 1940s … Continue reading MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

A BLANKET OF BUTTERFLIES, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by Scott. B. Henderson, Highwater Press

A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family’s samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather’s sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call “Benny the Bank,” he sets … Continue reading A BLANKET OF BUTTERFLIES, THE DEBWE SERIES, by Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by Scott. B. Henderson, Highwater Press

WHERE’S THE LLAMA? AN AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE, by Michael O’Mara, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Get ready for a whole llotta llama drama! Word has reached the Andes that everyone's going bananas over llamas!  Intrigued, an intrepid herd have decided to "alpaca" their bags and set off on the ultimate round-the-world adventure to meet their fans. Out September 2018 48 pages approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange … Continue reading WHERE’S THE LLAMA? AN AROUND-THE-WORLD ADVENTURE, by Michael O’Mara, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, by Karen Swan, Pan Macmillan

Out November, 2018 Set on the scenic fjords of Norway, The Christmas Lights by bestselling author Karen Swan is a moving Christmas tale of love and heartbreak. December 2018, and free-spirited Influencers Bo Loxley and her partner Zac are living a life of wanderlust, travelling the globe and sharing their adventures with their millions of … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, by Karen Swan, Pan Macmillan