ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GARDEN, by Rafael Yockteng, Groundwood Books House of Anansi Press

  From one of the great creative teams in picture books, On the Other Side of the Garden is about a city girl learning to accept the change brought about by her parents’ separation when she is taken to her grandmother’s house in the country and befriended by an owl, a frog and a mouse. … Continue reading ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GARDEN, by Rafael Yockteng, Groundwood Books House of Anansi Press

COOP THE GREAT, by Larry Verstraete, Great Plains/Yellow Dog

Coop is an aging, cynical, down-and-out dachshund who faces the ultimate test when his new owner, Mike, and Mike’s grandchildren, Zach and Emma, run into trouble. Mike rescued him, but does Coop have what it takes to do the same? Drawing strength from the stories about great dogs that Mike shares with him, Coop charts … Continue reading COOP THE GREAT, by Larry Verstraete, Great Plains/Yellow Dog

WANTED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #2, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood's daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur? Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52: No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though... they should be worried. Rexi Hood is … Continue reading WANTED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #2, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

SPELLED, THE STORYMAKERS SERIES #1, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

Link to Book #2 Review Here Link to Book #3 Review Here Somewhere over the rainbow, all spell is about to break loose… Fairy Tale Survival Rule No. 32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. … Continue reading SPELLED, THE STORYMAKERS SERIES #1, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her … Continue reading BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, by Abbi Waxman, Berkley/Penguin Books

"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin Named A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle.com, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles! The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes … Continue reading OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES, by Abbi Waxman, Berkley/Penguin Books