This July, two middle grade books took me on a journey to new countries with beautiful and authentic description of setting. As Jennifer Baker said
“Welcome to TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE–the book series that tells you TO think, not WHAT to think. Here’s the scoop: Every scintillating chapter in
“…Cipheriests knew less than Theo himself. Once, that would have made Theo feel proud. Finally, he was the expert! He didn’t feel like an expert.
“Charlie did know that. He knew a lot of things: that his dad’s promotion at the museum of natural history meant a lot of trips
SHOW, DON’T TELL! Most of us have received that advice at least once in our writing careers. What does it mean? And how should you
“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”
This is a chronicle of two books: a young adult novel banned from a school and a book group, and a middle grade novel
I’ve decided that 2019 is going to be my best year ever. Here are 6 books that have already paved the way for my best
Zed awoke early the next morning, still groggy from the night’s celebrations. His teeth ached from too much ambrosia. Zed’s mother would pop a kettle
By Dianna Sanchez Released October 2018 by Dreaming Robot Press Petunia may only be a six-inch pixie but she gets into a dragon’s size
Walk, run, or skate to your nearest bookseller or library: today is Roller Boy’s book birthday!
Mad Doc Magee is the kind of middle grade adventure that you can sink your teeth into. Set in New Zealand after the gold rush,