One of the reasons I loved Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts so much is that it blended two of my oldest literary loves – historical fiction and horror.
Quintessence weaves a wonderful story of science, magic, friendship, and perseverance that young readers with a flair for whimsy will love.
We are huge fans of First Second’s Science Comics series and we’ve really enjoyed their Maker Comics line as well. So we were overjoyed to learn about History Comics!
Hurry Up! is a great book to read with kiddos especially those that may seem stressed or overwhelmed by their day to day schedules and expectations.
Star Wars: Queen’s Peril Explores the Early Days of Amidala’s Reign – Including ‘The Phantom Menace’
E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s Shadow turned out to be one of my favorite new Star Wars novels and Queen’s Peril is the perfect follow up.
‘Rot, The Bravest in the World!’ Dives Deep into a World of Mutant Potatoes, Mud, Muck, and Teasing Older Brothers!
Mutant potatoes, squelching mud, and sibling teasing take the forefront in Ben Clanton’s Rot, the Bravest in the World! Yes, you heard me right, mutant potatoes. If your kids like somewhat messy, somewhat absurd tales then they’ll love Rot’s newest adventure!
Christian Robinson’s You Matter is exactly the kind of picture book we need in these trying times. Children need to know that they matter regardless of how they may feel about themselves, regardless of their circumstances, and regardless of what may be going on around them. Through simple prose and meaningful illustrations, Robinson tells children just that: they matter.
The Phantom Twin is a clever, heart-breaking story that will run your emotions ragged from beginning to end. Lisa Brown does a fantastic job of pulling it all together with her gorgeous artwork and wonderful story telling.
While I may have put “so far” in the title, there’s a good chance that we’ll be able to confidently say by the end of the year that Emily Skrutskie’s Bonds of Brass was our all-time favorite sci-fi novel of the year.
I never would have thought that a series about hockey, baking, and romance would be one of the best reads of my 2020 quarantine and yet I couldn’t get enough of Ngozi Ukazu’s Check, Please!