The cover of Song for a Whale drew me in like a moth to flame: the outline of a young girl, standing with her arms outstretched on a pier, conducting a song for the whale below. Immediately, questions swirled in my head! Why is she there? How did she get there? Can the whale hear her? I was hooked before reading the first page.
January 2020 has arrived and I can’t wait to vote for my favorite MCBA book! For those who don’t live in Massachusetts, or who don’t
What better way to lift someone’s spirits than with the unexpected gift of a beautifully rendered classic like BLACK BEAUTY, written by Anna Sewell with breathtaking illustrations by Christian Birmingham.
With so many wonderful Writers’ Rumpus posts to choose from, it’s always a delightful challenge to decide which to include in my annual review.
Budding young musician Amelia Jones has always had one goal: to be accepted into the Mystwick School of Musicraft, where her mother, who died when Amelia was young, was once a star flute player and maestro.
Yay for 2019 and all of the stellar books I’ve had the privilege of reading! (679 this year and counting…) I had a tough time
As the year wraps up, there’s excitement in the air. A new crop of books is waiting to be read in the new year. With
One of the standard ways that publishers promote their new books is through online or print reviews that are widely read. Reviews like those here
I just *love* spooky middle grade novels, so when I was offered a chance to read THE GRAVE DIGGER by Rebecca Bischoff, I leapt at
THE JADE DRAGONBALL beautifully blends fantasy, various points of view and different times in history. Fast paced, entertaining, and well written, it’s kind of adventure
“‘Okay,’ I said.It didn’t feel totally okay, but I guessed there wasn’t much to be done. And like Jasper said, sometimes you couldn’t make the
The Dark Lord Elithor’s daughter, Clementine, lives a lonely life in the Valley of the Seven Sisters—too evil—and, it must be said, too uppity—to fit