WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press

When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, they don’t expect the robots to come alive. But life may be a bit more magical than they thought. Nine-year-old Penny Rose has just moved to a new town, and so far the robots she builds herself are her only company. But with just a bit … Continue reading WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press

CONFESSIONS OF A FORTY-SOMETHING F##K UP, Macmillan/Panmacmillan

Nell Stevens’ life is a mess. When her business goes bust and her fiancé with it, Nell’s happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she’s been gone. All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents force her … Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A FORTY-SOMETHING F##K UP, Macmillan/Panmacmillan

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL, By Melody Carlson, Revell/Baker Publishing

What Is Christmas Without a Town Called Christmasville? Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas … Continue reading CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL, By Melody Carlson, Revell/Baker Publishing

LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY: TIME TROUT, by Doug Savage, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy are back in a time-traveling adventure, perfect for getting past and future fans hooked on reading. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy return and just in time to save the day! A time-traveling fish is causing trouble for Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy in the past, present, and future. When the … Continue reading LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY: TIME TROUT, by Doug Savage, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY, by Neil Patrick Harris, Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist—a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals won't be able to escape the big mystery heading … Continue reading THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY, by Neil Patrick Harris, Hachette Book Group, Inc.

MALAMANDER, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous malamander creep… Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is … Continue reading MALAMANDER, by Thomas Taylor, Illustrated by Tom Booth, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help. When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and … Continue reading STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS: THE NEXT BOY STORY, BOOK #2, by Tiffany Schmidt, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group

The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women! There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, … Continue reading BOOKISH BOYFRIENDS: THE NEXT BOY STORY, BOOK #2, by Tiffany Schmidt, Amulet Books, Abrams, Hachette Book Group

TROUBLE ON THE BOOKS: A CASTLE BOOKSHOP MYSTERY, by Essie Lang, Crooked Lane Books, PGC

Essie Lang’s series debut is perfect for fans of Lorna Barrett, Vicki Delany, and book lovers everywhere. Rookie bookstore owner Shelby Cox must hit the books to learn the ropes before she loses a killer in the stacks. Shelby Cox never intended to become a bookseller, so when the former editor returns to her hometown … Continue reading TROUBLE ON THE BOOKS: A CASTLE BOOKSHOP MYSTERY, by Essie Lang, Crooked Lane Books, PGC

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