Rockstar Book Tours: ‘Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas’ is an Unusual Blend of Ghost Story and Legal Thriller for the Middle Grade Crowd – Just in Time for Halloween!

Title: Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon PleasAuthor: William LashnerPub. Date: October 15, 2019Publisher: Disney-HyperionFormats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobookPages: 320Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD It’s not often that my love of middle grade fiction and my chosen profession find common ground which is probably why I enjoyed Elizabeth Webster and the Court of […]

Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham’s ‘Best Friends’ is the Perfect Back-to-School Pick for Middle Grade Readers!

Title: Best FriendsAuthor: Shannon HaleIllustrator: LeUyen PhamSeries: Real Friends #2Release Date: August 27, 2019Publisher: First SecondReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with this stunning sequel to their autobiographical take on Hale’s childhood, Real Friends. Picking up where the last book left off, Best Friends covers a particularly tumultuous […]

‘The Cook and the King’ is a Fun, Silly Tale About a Hungry King and His Terrified Cook

Title: The Cook and the KingAuthor: Julia DonaldsonIllustrator: David RobertsRelease Date: May 7, 2019Publisher: Harry N. AbramsReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon A clever tale about a king searching for a new cook, The Cook and the King is a fun book that will entertain kids and parents alike. It’s a sort of modern fairy tale […]

Rockstar Book Tours: ‘Sam Saves the Night’ is a Great, Not-So-Spooky Middle Grade Halloween Read!

Title: Sam Saves the NightAuthor: Shari SimpsonPub. Date: October 1, 2019Publisher: Disney-HyperionFormats: Hardcover, eBookPages: 304Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD As a proud member of the ladies-named-Sam team, it was probably inevitable that I’d check out Shari Simpson’s Sam Saves the Night. After all, if the title is to be believed, I was destined to […]

Zombieland: Less of a Double Tap and More of Swipe Left

Release Date: October 18, 2019Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke WilsonDirector: Ruben FleischerStudio: Columbia PicturesDistributor: Sony PicturesSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia There are some movies that are really fun to write reviews for, either because they’re so transcendentally good and I feel the need to proselytize, or because they’re so […]

Rockstar Book Tours: Grace Goes to Washington! [Giveaway]

Title: Grace Goes to WashingtonAuthor: Kelly DiPucchio, LeUyen Pham (Illustrations)Pub. Date: September 3, 2019Publisher: Disney-HyperionFormats: Hardcover, eBookPages: 40Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Fans of DiPucchio and Pham’s Grace For President, rejoice! Grace and her class are back and this time they are taking on the legislative branch of the US government. This is the perfect […]

Gemini Man, Double the Willenium

Release Date: October 11th, 2019Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Benedict Wong, Clive Owen, Will SmithDirector: Ang LeeStudio: Skydance Media, Jerry Burckheimer Films, Fosun Pictures, Alibaba PicturesDistributor: Paramount PicturesSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Will Smith is Henry Brogen, an expert assassin – the best in the business- and a man who wants to retire. The only problem? His […]

JOKER – A Mad, If Meh, Tale

Release Date: October 4th, 2019Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie BeetzDirector: Todd PhillipsStudio: DC Films, village Roadshow Pictures, Bron Creative, Joint EffortDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Joker is an interesting movie. An origin story for a character that has never had a real one thus far, a movie in the Batman universe without Batman, […]