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UNICORN ISLAND

I’m always on the lookout for a great book that won’t discourage young readers from moving up to middle grade novels. Often they choose something too challenging with 400 pages and a typeset sure to make their eyes wander. Well, … Continue reading

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Ida and the Unfinished City

It has been over ten years since the first book in this series was released. THE LOST CHILDREN was about three kids who join together to take on a terrifying villain in another world known as Gulm. Set four years … Continue reading

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AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

Middle grade fantasy has many beloved characters and series. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Artemis Fowl come to mind. But now there’s a new strong-willed protagonist and her name is Amari Peters. She’s a character that can proudly take her … Continue reading

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SUMMER OF L.U.C.K.

Winter has only just begun, but SUMMER OF L.U.C.K. will warm you right up with a fantasy filled summer camp tale. Here’s the synopsis from Intense Publications: Stuttering Darby is never perfect enough for her mother. Justin’s been silent since … Continue reading

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NEVER AFTER

Here’s the official scoop from Macmillan’s Roaring Brook Press imprint: Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school … Continue reading

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THE LAST MIRROR ON THE LEFT

Unlike the majority of Logan County’s residents, Missus Nedraw of the Rorrim Mirror Emporium remembers the time freeze from The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, and how Otto and Sheed took her mirrors without permission to fix their mess. Usually, that’s an unforgivable offense, punishable … Continue reading

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WITCH WARS

Abigail’s second year at the Tarkana Academy has been an all-out disaster. She’s just unwittingly helped Vertulious, an ancient he-witch and powerful alchemist, destroy Odin’s Stone and restore his powers, and now all of Orkney is caught up in the … Continue reading

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OF SALT AND SHORE

Lampie has always been a responsible kid. With a vanished mother, an alcoholic father, and a lighthouse to run, she has no choice. But one night, disaster strikes: the lighthouse lamp goes out and a ship is wrecked. Lampie is … Continue reading

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CASEY GRIMES—THE MOSTLY INVISIBLE BOY

This new fantasy adventure series centers around a boy who is invisible at school but very visible at home. The reason for his disappearing act is never explained, but I’m sure it will be explored further as the series progresses. … Continue reading

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THOMAS WILDUS AND THE WIZARD OF SUMERIA

The second installment in the Elandrian Chronicles series continues the fantasy adventure I first reviewed last year (Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows). Thomas’s friend Enrique is back along with another friend, Akhil. The boys are now 14 and … Continue reading

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