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: ‘Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows’

Title: Charlie Hernández & The League of ShadowsSeries: Charlie Hernández #1Author: Ryan CalejoPub. Date: October 23, 2018Publisher: AladdinFormats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobookPages: 330Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Kids these days are done a great disservice in their core classes. Many will learn all about Greek and Roman mythology but few will learn about the plethora of other pantheons […]

It Chapter 2 Jumps Forward in Time and Amps Up the Weird

Release Date: September 6th, 2019Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff. Phew!Director: Andy MuschiettiStudio: New Line CinemaDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia It’s happening again… 27 years since they last dealt […]

‘Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades’ Mixes Mythology and Humor for the Middle Grade Crowd

Title: Nico Bravo and the Hound of HadesAuthor: Mike CavallaroSeries: Nico Bravo #1Release Date: April 23, 2019Publisher: First SecondReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Mythology and humor collide in Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades, the first in a new middle grade graphic novel series from Mike Cavallaro. Nico Bravo is the perfect series […]

Amulet’s CW-Based Books Embark on Their Very Own Crossover Adventure with ‘The Flash: Crossover Crisis’

Title: The Flash: Crossover CrisisAuthor: Barry LygaSeries: Crossover Crisis #1Release Date: August 27, 2019Publisher: AmuletReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon A couple of years ago Amulet kicked off a pair of CW-based DC superhero trilogies about The Flash and Supergirl. Now, however, author Barry Lyga is taking on the entire Arrowverse with an all-new crossover […]

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Review

Release Date: July 26, 2019Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot RobbieDirector: Quentin TarantinoStudio: Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Visiona Romantica Distributor: Sony PicturesSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The 9th film from Quentin Tarantino is a love letter the industry. Okay, most of his movies are that, you’re right, but this one here is the most overt, […]