Review: Dead Voices

Dead Voices 2nd in the series by Katherine Arden G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019 Middle Grade Supernatural Summary: Ollie, Coco, and Brian decide to go skiing with Ollie’s dad and Coco’s mom. But things go from bad to worse when they get snowed in and it turns out that the new ski lodge is a […]

Review: A Game of Fox and Squirrels

A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese Henry Holt and Company, 2020 Middle Grade Magical Realism? Summary: Samantha and her sister go to stay with their aunt after an incident at home leaves Caitlin with a broken arm. Sam starts to play a game with the charming fox, Ashander, not realizing the price […]

Review: Small Spaces

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018 Middle Grade Supernatural Summary: Ollie goes on a field trip to a farm. The woman who owns it is the same one she stole a book from earlier that week. On the way back home their bus breaks down, the mist descends, and the bus […]

Review: The Forgotten Girl

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown Scholastic Press, 2019 Middle Grade Contemporary Supernatural Summary: Iris and Daniel go outside after bed time to play in the snow when they accidentally uncover Avery’s grave in the woods. As they investigate further, they find more graves and Avery starts haunting Iris. Likes: I found Iris and […]

Review: Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega Scholastic Press, 2020 Middle Grade Supernatural Adventure Summary: Lucely and her best friend, Syd, accidentally cast a spell to wake up hostile ghosts who start wreaking havoc on the town. They need help from Syd’s grandmother, Babette, and her cat, Chunk, plus Lucely’s spirit family members to reverse the […]

Review: The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom

The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom by Temre Beltz Harper, 2019 Middle Grade Fantasy 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Birdie is a Tragical, under the supervision of Octavia Foulweather doomed to experience a Bad Ending. But she receives a letter delivered by the Winds of Wanderly. When she decides to write back […]

Review: The Princess Who Flew with Dragons

The Princess Who Flew with Dragons 3rd in the series by Stephanie Burgis Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019 Middle Grade Fantasy 7 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Princess Katrin sends her sister, Sofia, to Villenne to make some diplomatic connections for their kingdom. She fails a bit but gets to explore the city until […]

Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi Rick Riordan Presents: Disney Hyperion, 2018 Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy 7 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Aru lights the lamp keeping the Sleeper trapped. As a reincarnated hero she has a responsibility to save the world. Aru has to find her other siblings […]

Review: Snazzy Cat Capers

Snazzy Cat Capers Written by Deanna Kent Illustrated by Neil Hooson Imprint, 2018 Middle Grade Adventure 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Ophelia von Hairball V has a longstanding rivalry with her relative, Pierre. Both are thieves but Ophelia is classier and their grandmother favored her. In this book he tries to prevent […]

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart

The Girl with the Dragon Heart Sequel to The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2018 Middle Grade Fantasy 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Silke loves telling stories to get out of trouble and to promote her favorite chocolate place. But trouble comes when the crown princess […]