Category Archives: New Release

ANOTHER D FOR DEEDEE

DeeDee is a fourth grader with a growing list of problems. The family trailer burned to the ground and now they’re living in a crowded apartment. Her father disappeared at Thanksgiving. She fears he’s returned to Mexico and will never … Continue reading

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LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE

When I saw my first musical on Broadway, the raw talent on stage won me over. I’ve returned several times and have become a big local theater goer. This new book by Broadway veteran Jenna Gavigan lets readers take a … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF JUBILEE

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The Children of Exile series closes with this heart pounding finale.  Each book is narrated by one of the young characters. In book one, Children of Exile, twelve-year-old Rosi, led the charge. Her … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P!

Racism… Shootings of black youth… Treatment of deaf and deafness… White privilege… First crush. Wow… a lot of topics to throw into one story—perhaps too many. Jilly is a white middle school girl who reflects on the happenings in her … Continue reading

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SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF GHOSTS

Sam doesn’t want to be known as a Scaredy-Cat. Unfortunately, he gets off to a terrible start when his first attempt at showing his true bravery goes horribly wrong. But he has a second plan to turn the tide and … Continue reading

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SMALL SPACES

Do not read this one before bedtime, or in a cornfield at sunset, or most definitely  not in SMALL SPACES. This well spun tale begins as a mystery of sorts for about the first hundred pages. The rest of the … Continue reading

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JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR

The year is 1251, perhaps 1252, and the King of Norway gives the King of England a Royal Bear as a gift. The bear did arrive and lived many years in the menageries of the Tower of London. This much … Continue reading

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