Tomorrow is National Puzzle Day, but there’s nothing puzzling about the wide variety of reviews and features here today. Click the puzzle pieces to reach my review of THOMAS WILDUS AND THE BOOK OF SORROWS by J.M. Bergen, and the Rubik’s Cube for all the other sites below.
Author Susan Uhlig is featuring INKLING by Kenneth Oppel, a story with an unusual character.
June McCrary Jacobs at ‘Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic’ honors the centennial anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth on January 31st, 1919. The book is a biography entitled, ‘Jackie Robinson: American Hero‘.
Dorine White at The Write Path returns with a review of The Light by Robert Jones.
Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an interview with debut author Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo and a giveaway of her MG contemporary Ruby in the Sky.
Faith Hough at Life’s An Art! has a potential future Newbery winner. Discover why with her review of Gary D. Schmidt’s Pay Attention, Carter Jones.
Michael Gettel-Gilmartin at Middle Grade Mafioso has a lot to say about THE FRIENDSHIP WAR.
Patricia Tilton at Children’s Books Heal shares Survival Tails: Endurance in Antarctica by Katrina Charman, an action-packed animal adventure about an expedition to Antarctica told from the dogs POV.
Maria Antonia has Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary (winner of the Newbery Honor in 1978), part of Maria’s blog series on Newbery books.
Kara Armstrong at Scribbles of an Aspiring Writer returns with a review of an upper middle grade book—Cinder, by Marissa Meyer.
Rosi Hollinbeck reviews MOON SHADOW by Erin Downing. Be sure to also click on her helpful links for writers.
Karen Yingling at Ms. Yingling Reads always has an informative MMGM post. Be sure to check out today’s feature and all of her reviews the past week.