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
Fairy tales are kind of my thing. Whether classics by Anderson and Grimm, modern versions of old favorites, or brand-new stories told in fairy tale
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,
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!
To transform a preeminent and beloved literary work into a graphic novel for young adults is a challenge for the brave. K. Woodman-Maynard’s adaptation of
Blazer & Bray, a Harper Collins Publishing Imprint 2020 An intriguing debut novel with a sequel in the works! A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN
I thought I knew what this book was about, but it surpassed everything I imagined. I was lucky to receive an ARC of EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW by writer, editor, and public relations consultant Shannon Takaoka, but I strongly recommend you snap this up (or place a pre-order) when this young adult debut novel releases on October 13, 2020.
Kirsti Call: Everything’s Not Fine, by Sarah J. Carlson, is a beautifully visceral book which explores themes of resilience, family, love, loyalty, eviction, poverty, addiction,
When George Donner posted an ad on March 18, 1846 in a Springfield, Illinois newspaper under the title Westward, Ho! for Oregon and California,
This Boy, by best-selling New York Times author Lauren Myracle, is set to be released by Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press,
Thomas Nelson, Harper Collins, Nashville, TN 2019 Unable to put it down, I read through this so quickly it’s hard to decipher what I liked