Review: The Good Egg

Lumberjanes: The Good Egg 3rd in the series by Mariko Tamaki Illustrated by Brooklyn Allen Harry N. Abrams, 2018 Middle Grade Fantasy Summary: This volume focuses on Ripley. She finds a nest of eggs and immediately bonds with the smallest egg while also participating in camp wide theatrical retellings of fairy tales. Then someone steals…

Review: Thornwood

Thornwood by Leah Cypess Delacorte Press, 2020 Middle Grade Fantasy Summary: Princess Briony has grown up in the shadow of her beautiful sister, Rosalin, who has been cursed to fall asleep after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. But when Briony wakes up in a room with a spinning wheel she…

Review: Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up

Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up 2nd in the series by Mariko Tamaki Ill. by Brooklyn Allen Amulet Books, 2018 Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Summary: In this follow-up to Unicorn Power!, the Lumberjanes of Roanoke cabin find themselves in the midst of astronomy-themed competitions and trying to figure out who stole the cheese. Likes: I really…

Review: Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki Ill. by Brooke Allen Amulet Books, 2017 Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Summary: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, the five scouts of Roanoke Cabin are on another adventure and it involves unicorns. Likes: All the girls get to be different and it's all…

Review: The Raven Heir

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2021 Middle Grade Fantasy 4 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Cordelia and her siblings live in the forest with their powerful sorceress mother but things get complicated when Cordelia wants answers and enemies want to put them on the throne to exploit. Likes: I…

Review: The Tea Dragon Tapestry

The Tea Dragon Tapestry 3rd in the series by Katie O'Neill Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, 2020 Middle Grade Fantasy Graphic Novel Summary: Greta is practicing to be blacksmith while also trying to take care of the mourning tea dragon, Ginseng. Likes: Once again the art is beautiful. I adore how colorful it is. Plus the…