Emily McPherson’s Top 5 Favorite Books 1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black First off, this an impossible list. I have a lot of favorite books, but I’ve narrowed it down to five of the 20 tied for first place. The Cruel Prince is definitely a favorite (I love a good faerie story), but I … More Guest Post with author Emily McPherson plus a spotlight on her upcoming YA novel, Mother of the River
From Maria Gianferrari, award-winning author of Play Like an Animal!, comes a beautiful collaboration between verse and science. Brief poems and ethereal illustrations introduce readers to the many different types of ice on land and at sea. Fascinating back matter provides additional information about water as a solid, liquid, and gas, as well as more details about … More PB Spotlight: Ice Cycle: Poems about the Life of Ice by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Jieting Chen…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: MYRACLES IN THE VOID (Myraverse #1) Author: Wes Dyson Pub. Date: April 22, 2022 Publisher: WONDERLOVE “He used to say, ‘a broken heart breaks all around it. Heal you, heal the world.’” There once were two children, a girl and a boy. One could create, the other, destroy. Within every heart lies the power … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Myracles in the Void by Wes Dyson…plus a giveaway!
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun Author: Tolá Okogwu Publisher: McElderry Books Release Date: June 14, 2022 Author, journalist, and hair care educator Tolá Okogwu, shares the story of a young girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers, and travels to Nigeria to learn more about her origins in ONYEKA AND … More Middle Grade Spotlight: Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tolá Okogwu
Novel: A Perfect Mistake Author: by Melanie Conklin Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: July 12, 2022 Target audience: Ages 8-12 ADHD and toxic masculinity are powerfully woven together in Melanie Conklin’s A PERFECT MISTAKE, a moving, voice-driven, and unputdownable middle grade mystery about friendship and responsibility. Conklin skillfully balances Max’s hope … More Middle Grade Spotlight: A Perfect Mistake by Melanie Conklin
Welcome back to the blog, Maria! It’s always such a pleasure to chat with you about your beautiful books. The title of this new book, Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness really made me smile. How perfect! Anyone that knows about you understands your deep love of dogs and fans of your books will … More Q & A with Maria Gianferrari about her new book Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness (plus a giveaway!)
About the Book: Title: ARU SHAH AND THE NECTAR OF IMMORTALITY (A Pandava Novel Book 5) Author: Roshani Chokshi Pub. Date: April 6, 2021 Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the breathtaking conclusion to Roshani Chokshi’s New York Times best-selling Pandava quintet. Will the Sleeper gain immortality or be stopped once and for all? *”A deeply … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: KIARA FIGHTS BACK (Spyglass Sisterhood #3) Author: Marilyn Kaye Pub. Date: April 5, 2022 Publisher: Holiday House A secret bully and a chance to bring him to justice. Can Kiara and the Spyglass Sisterhood deliver? Kiara, traditionally a loner, doesn’t hesitate to say exactly what’s on her mind. But she’s found good friends … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: Kiara Fights Back (Spyglass Sisterhood #3) by Marilyn Kaye…plus a giveaway!
About the Book: Title: LI NA IS MY NAME Author: Lisa Wee Pub. Date: March 31, 2022 Publisher: Dixi Books Publishing Do you get teased by others for being a weirdo, a geek, a nerd or a bookworm? Friends, families and neighbors around Li-Na felt it was affectionate to tease her for her not-so-girly hobbies and … More PB Spotlight: Li Na is My Name by Lisa Wee…plus a giveaway!
Title: Bobcat Prowling Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Pub Date: March 22, 2022 A young bobcat searches a suburban landscape for a territory to call home. As the day breaks,feline eyes blink open,and yowls disrupt the still morning air. A young bobcat leaves tracks in the snow as he sets … More PB Spotlight: Bobcat Prowling by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline…plus a giveaway!