‘The Monster of Elendhaven’ is a Hauntingly Good Read

Title: The Monster of ElendhavenAuthor: Jennifer GiesbrechtRelease Date: September 24, 2019Publisher: Tor.comReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon I hadn’t read many of the Tor.com original publications but there was something about The Monster of Elendhaven that drew my eye. Maybe it was the dark, intriguing figure on the cover whose faceless, awkwardly shaped visage contrasts […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

‘Small World’ is A Perfect Story of Growing Up for Kids and Parents Alike

Title: Small WorldAuthor: Ishta MercurioIllustrator: Jen CoraceRelease Date: July 2, 2019Publisher: Abrams Books for Young ReadersReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon If you’re looking for the perfect book to give as a gift at your next baby shower or to read with the precocious, science-loving little girls in your life then look no further: Small World […]

‘When Sue Found Sue’ Tells the Story of a Scientist and Her T-Rex

Title: When Sue Found SueAuthor: Toni BuzzeoIllustrator: Diana SudykaRelease Date: May 14, 2019Publisher: Abrams Books for Young ReadersReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Sue Hendrickson made history in 1990 when she discovered ‘Sue,’ the world’s most complete set of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones ever found. Nearly thirty years later, Toni Buzzeo and Diana Sudyka have brought that […]