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!
About The Book: Title: IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AND I’M IN MY BATHING SUIT Author: Justin A. Reynolds Pub. Date: April 5, 2022 Publisher: Scholastic Press Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway has concocted his most genius plan ever to avoid chores… especially the dreaded L-A-U-N-D-R-Y. If he can wear all the … More Middle Grade Spotlight & Excerpt: IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AND I’M IN MY BATHING SUIT by Justin A. Reynolds…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: THE RUMOR GAME Author: Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra Pub. Date: March 1, 2022 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion All it takes is one spark to start a blaze. At Foxham Prep, a posh private school for the children of DC’s elite, a single rumor has the power to ruin a life. Nobody knows that better … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton & Sonia Charaipotra…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: THE TEMPERATURE OF ME AND YOU Author: Brian Zepka Pub. Date: January 25, 2022 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who’s literally too hot to handle. Dylan has always wanted a boyfriend, … More YA Spotlight: The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: MIRROR GIRLS Author: Kelly McWilliams Pub. Date: February 8, 2022 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers A thrilling gothic horror novel about biracial twin sisters separated at birth, perfect for fans of Lovecraft Country and The Vanishing Half. As infants, twin sisters Charlie Yates and Magnolia Heathwood were secretly separated after the brutal lynching of … More YA Spotlight & Excerpt: Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams…plus a giveaway!
About The Book: Title: HIDE AND GO BEAK (The Great Mathemachicken 1) Author: Nancy Krulik, Charlie Adler (Illustrator) Pub. Date: January 18, 2022 Publisher: Pixel+Ink Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 96 A new young chapter book series about a chicken who loves math, science, and learning new things–by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik for fans of Unlimited Squirrel and Bumble … More Chapter Book Spotlight/Excerpt: Hide and Go Beak (The Great Mathemachicken) by NYT bestselling author Nancy Krulik, illustrated by Charlie Alder…plus a giveaway!