Spotlight & Giveaway featuring THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider!

Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a fun giveaway here featuring a fantastically eccentric middle grade read! Read on for my thoughts on Mary Winn Heider’s children’s novel, The Mortification of Fovea Munson, some spooky talk, and all the information you need to enter this perfect-for-Halloween giveaway, open to US residents! The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary […]

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Review: Burning Ridge (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima

Review: Burning Ridge (A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima Source: ARC courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: September 11, 2018 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on […]

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Picture Book Reviews: A Good Day for Ducks & A World of Kindness

Two new children’s books from Canadian publisher Pajama Press on the review roster!   A Good Day for Ducks brings author Jane Whittingham and illustrator Noel Tauzon back together, after their cheerful rhyming picture book debut Wild One. Written and presented with the same sparkling liveliness as Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is the wonderfully rhythmic, sing-song tale […]

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Great Children’s Fiction (1): Amal Unbound & Wonderland

I have had a terrific spell of reading standout children’s middle grade fiction over the last few months, and hope to highlight them in series of feature posts! To begin, here are two recommended reads from acclaimed authors: Aisha Saeed‘s Amal Unbound*, which has been on the receiving end of tremendous critical praise (starred reviews from School Library Journal, Publisher’s […]

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Spotlight on Forensic Specialist and THE CORONER Author Jennifer Graeser Dornbush!

    Welcome to a spotlight post featuring crime fiction author and forensic specialist Jennifer Graeser Dornbush. Jennifer is a forensic consultant on television shows (like Prison Break, Leverage, and Hawaii Five-0), frequently guest speaks and hosts webinars on topics like death investigation and crime fiction, and has recently had her debut mystery novel, The Coroner, published by Crooked Lane Books! […]

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Review: After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay

Review: After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 6, 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers Book Description: Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir […]

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