He opened his eyes to find himself in a large room, although how large, he couldn’t tell, darkness swallowing up the corners. It was dimly
As someone who wrote a high school term paper on the Crimean War, I was thrilled when Candlewick offered the opportunity to review Mary Seacole
We’ve all heard it before: conflict is what drives stories. This idea has led to a market where bestsellers are stuffed with ever-increasing stakes that
One book shows the edge habitat between a brown author growing up and the natural world that inspires her. The other is about four friends,
“Jess did as she was told. She moved like she was made of some unbendable material as she crossed to the other side of the
“I sucked in a mouthful of smoky, spicy air and held it in a while I lay on the ground. It was full of all
As 2020 ended, three picture books were given to me and I also read Gary Paulsen’s unusual memoir of his early years, written for 8
Happy Holidays to one and all in what has been the most tumultuous year many of us have ever experienced. As 2020 draws to a close (phew!), at least one thing remains unchanged: it’s time once again for the annual Writers’ Rumpus Review!
For over a decade, Catherine Fisher, author of the New York Times-bestselling INCARCERON duology, has been a firm fixture of young adult fantasy. Now, Fisher
by Darby Karchut Released November 2020 by Owl Hollow Press, Utah Alex Nash is supposed to be living in Los Angeles with his mother, playing
The book is a lightly spooky STEM novel that features eleven-year-old aspiring naturalist, Maggie, and her conspiracy theorist/YouTuber best friend, Nate, who have to solve the mystery surrounding a strange glow-in-the-dark fungus that’s spreading through their small town. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “packed to the gills with fun.”
The difference between wild and crazy? Preparation.