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Hello, Universe

“Hello, Universe” is a great book. It’s sweet and about friendship. I really liked this one and I don't like many middle grade stories anymore. “Hello, Universe” is a great book and should be added to the school library shelves. It’s about...

5 Stars

The Hidden Oracle - The Trials of Apollo, #1

Alright, so I should have known that this was another spin off. Ya - shoot me. This is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, but it doesn’t stand alone. So luckily my 11 year old had already read the other books by Rick Riordan and...

5 Stars

The Pages Between Us - Pages Between Us, #1

The Pages Between Us is filled with a really fun idea and concept of sharing based on artsy type of things like blogging and writing letters. I would have loved having someone to share with like this. I thought that it was a fun way to get...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Lindsey Leavitt, Robin Mellom
  • Review by: Deal Sharing Aunt
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Benjamin Franklin - Huge Pain in my...

This irreverent children’s book gives a remarkable glimpse of the events of colonial America, contrasted with a humorous look at the angst and challenges of being a boy dealing with peer pressure, a blended family, and the blush of first ro...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Adam Mansbach, Alan Zweibel
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Hyperion

A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic

This book was the Lake House - for kids! Just like in that book, the two people are from two different times and, in this story, two different places. It was a great story about magic, friendship, and adventure. Without giving too much away...

5 Stars

The Legend of Ghost Dog Island

I loved this story and couldn’t put it down. Poor ten-year-old Nikki Landry had a tough time keeping friends because her family constantly moved around the bayou in order for her father to be able to crab in the most ideal spots. In doing t...

5 Stars

Resonance - Dissonance, #3

Why do all the good series have to end? This sequel to the best book ever - Dissonance was epic! This one picks up shortly after book one ends. I think it would have been a little better if it had been like a year or something. Since, of co...

5 Stars

The Fire Children

The overall plot/storyline for The Fire Children was okay. All of the before the dark times came was awesome. We learn a lot about the world these people live in as well as about the fire children themselves. Things started to fall apart af...

3 Stars

Edison's Alley - The Accelerati Trilogy, #2

Edison's Alley was a fresh and interesting story with a cast of amazingly unique characters. Even the villains of this story added to an already refreshing story. I have never read anything quite like this before. My favorite character was...

4 Stars

The Isle of the Lost - The Descendants, #1

So I started this book not knowing that it was a prequel to a new Disney to TV movie. Well I shortly found out when my 10 year old was reading behind my back and all of a sudden screamed in my ear and ripped the book away. She then went to...

5 Stars

The ThicketyThe Whispering Trees - The Thickety, #2

The Thickety picks up where book one left off! I will warn you this does not have a good solid story ending. You will get a CLIFFHANGER!!! And yes it will kill you. This was an amazing book two!!! I cannot believe that this was so good. It...

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Covenant's End - A Widdershins Adventure, #4

It was hard to sit down and start Covenant’s End, knowing it would be the last adventure of Widdershins and Olgun. How do you say goodbye to a character like Widdershins? When you are Ari Marmell, you do it the hard way, no corners cut, no...

Stars

Below the Surface - A Code of Silence Novel

Ok so this was even better than the others and I am so sad to see the series end. I hope that the author gets a new contract and we get to see more of these guys. We finally get out onto the Getaway! Yup that boat in book one! It has been r...

5 Stars
  • Author: Tim Shoemaker
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

A Secret in Time - Big Honey Dog Mysteries #2

When Olivia, Honey the Great Dane’s owner, is asked to be the official photographer for The Royal Dog Show, they’re both excited. When they arrive at the show, Honey is greeted by all her old pals from the neighborhood. As they settle in an...

5 Stars

Treasure from the Past - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Easter Special Edition

When Honey the Great Dane and her canine friends go on an Easter picnic with their owners, they never think that they might all be involved in an Easter mystery. Not too far away from all the fun and Easter festivities, Honey and her crew s...

5 Stars
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna

Storm - The SYLO Chronicles #2

The second book in a trilogy normally suffers and falls short of a great read. But Storm was a cut above the rest. I was just as sucked in as I was with book one. I love what the author did with the issues of loyalty and trust as the story...

4 Stars

Remnants of Tomorrow

Wren and Pace were free of the dome and the conforming lifestyle that it held. They were well on their way to making a new life outside the dome with their new airship friends and the few that had escaped the dome with them. But Wren knew t...

5 Stars

The Blood Guard - The Blood Guard Series, #1

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy is an adventure novel about a boy by the Ronan Truelove whose mother is a member of an ancient order of knights called the Blood Guard. This secret society is sworn to protect the Pure made up of thirty six nob...

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The Broken Window - The Threshold Series, #3

The Broken Window is the third novel in a Christian-based series for young adults. Ms. Kinde does an excellent job of creating an intriguing story without talking down her audience. Also included in back of this novel is a Glossary and seri...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Well's End

When I first started reading this book, I admit, I expected something else. What I expected was something similar to the movie Red Dawn. What I got was something uniquely and refreshingly different. The novel has a very strong plotline, and...

5 Stars
  • Author: Seth Fishman
  • Review by: Hitherandthee
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Fantasy, Romantic Elements, Kids: Middle Grade, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

The Garden Gate - The Threshold Series, #4

The Garden Gate is the fourth and final book in the Threshold series. I haven't been able to read the first 3 books yet, but I was able to read the prequel :). So when I first started the book it was a little confusing, but I picked up. Onc...

5 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Secrets of the Book

This one my kid and I really enjoyed! I love books that will get everyone to read including the elusive boy! This book is filled with best friends, a great dog, and magic all rolled into one. I loved Gregor and Spencer's friendship. Gregor...

4 Stars

Lost Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #3

After the events in False Covenant, Widdershins fled Davillon, desperate to escape the pain of losing so many people she cares for. While out and about she travels to Lourveaux and discovers a plot to ruin the last of the Delacroix family,...

Stars

Rain of the Ghosts - A Rain of the Ghosts Novel, #1

Rain of the Ghosts is what I call an OK read! It seems that the person telling the story is not a person at all! But you don’t find this out until you are well into the book. I think it would have make the book better if we had been told so...

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Message in a Bauble - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Christmas Special Edition

When Honey, her canine friends and all their owners come together to help decorate the school hall for the upcoming Christmas Fair, they all lend a hand in helping out. While the owners are decorating, Honey finds a mysterious note hidden i...

5 Stars
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna

Lenore - Purple Nurples Vol.5

Roman Dirge's Lenore is one of my favorite little girls of all time. That fact that she's been dead for decades is no reason not love her. The world she lives in is creepy, dark, delightful odd, and filled with the magic that only the young...

5 Stars

Curse of the Scarab - Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1

In this story, we’re introduced to Olivia and her lovable Great Dane, Honey. When Olivia has to leave on a business trip, Honey has a petsitter stay with her in her house. Aside from having to deal with Olivia going away for business, Honey...

5 Stars

Wrestling with Tom Sawyer - The Enchanted Attic Series

I really liked Wrestling with Tom Sawyer. Not only did the kids get to meet Tom Sawyer, but they also used magic to bring him to the present. I thought that it was funny how stuff had changed. Tom did not know a lot of the inventions and Op...

5 Stars

The Hidden Deep - Threshold Series, #2

THE HIDDEN DEEP is the second book of the Threshold series. Ms. Kinde does not fail. She wrote a very descriptive sequel. You get to know the characters from the first book so much better. I liked this book more so than the first. It has mo...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Itch - The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter, #1

The main character, Itch, is a fourteen year old kid. He's lost. He's socially awkward. Needless to say he's relatable for a lot of us, especially the younger generation. There was loads of action, but there was also a lot of description th...

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Brick City - Global Icons to Make from LEGO

Reading Brick City by Warren Elsmore was like revisiting my childhood to a time when I had such fun creating with LEGOs. For some, building with LEGOs is a fun distraction and something to keep a child occupied on a rainy day. But for other...

5 Stars

Twerp

I almost stopped reading this book after the first chapter. It wasn’t what I expected at all. In fact, it greatly reminded me of those books I was forced to read while in school. Plus, I thought I was reading a contemporary story, not the d...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mark Goldblatt
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Random House

Blue Autumn Cruise - Sisters in All Seasons

I had to snag books one and two from the used bookstore! You do not want to read this unless you have read those first! I loved meeting the other family members. This book and series would be a great read for those in the middle to the lowe...

4 Stars

Choke

Choke is an oddly refreshing gem with a message. The characters were younger than I'm used to, but they were very friendly and, by the end, are great influences to children and teens. The story talks about the choking game, a game that I ha...

4 Stars
  • Author: Diana Lopez
  • Review by: Mmperkins
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Point

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff is the third novel by the talented Robert Paul Weston. This story, about the importance of fashion, reminds me of a twist on tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes. Prince Puggly of Spud and Princes...

Stars
  • Author: Robert Paul Weston
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

Reality Bites-Tales of a Half-Vampire - Tales of a Half-Vampire

Reality Bites- Tales of a Half-Vampire is another Fang-tastic book. While a quick read I couldn’t stop reading once I had started. This book reminded me of the Vladimir Todd series in the fact that the main charter is a half vampire trying...

4 Stars

False Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #2

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to sit down with False Covenant! I thoroughly enjoyed Thief’s Covenant so I immediately sat down and got reacquainted with Widdershins and the goings on in Davillion. Widdershins is trying hard to live a...

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Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol received a lot of street creditability in promotions before it reached my hands. This graphic novel was highlighted at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con and the cover quote is from the almighty Neil Gaiman. Now it wa...

4 Stars
  • Author: Vera Brosgol
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: First Second

Wild Horse Spring - Sisters in All Seasons

This is the second book in the Sisters of all Seasons series. While it is not necessary to read the first book to be able to follow this story, it does help support the information in the second book. Again the book reads with the sisters t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Summer of the Wolves - Sisters in All Seasons

This is the first book in what looks like to be a new series from this author. Each chapter, which consists of a couple of pages, speaks from either Diana’s voice or Stephanie’s voice. I appreciated this style of writing because it allowed...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Cursed - Wickedly Fun Stories

I like short story anthologies, I really do. I also like paranormal and supernatural tales as well. However, these four stories didn't thrill me, nor make me laugh. They were just blah, and you could almost predict how the story was going t...

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Thief's Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #1

I used to read fantasy almost exclusively. I started out with Eddings and McCaffrey, moving on to Lackey and the like. I moved on to other genres as I got older. Fantasy had lost its charm for me. Then I came across the cover for Thief’s Co...

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Ghost Dog of Roanoke Island

In 1587, 117 colonists disappeared from Roanoke Island, NC, leaving behind not only unanswered questions, but a terrifying evil. Now, it's up to twelve year-old Jack Dahlgren to unravel the age-old mystery and save his family from the hatef...

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Sleeping Garden

Remember The Secret Garden when we were kids? This is a very good job updating the tale. One irritating part was no one spoke with any contractions. I have yet to meet a teen that doesn't use contractions constantly. I had the same irritati...

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Candy Wars - The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King

When James awakens in the middle of the night and catches a glob of goo stealing his tooth-the tooth he'd set out for the tooth fairy-he chases it. The commotion awakens his sister who watches him disappear before her eyes. When she alerts...

4 Stars

Stormy Knight - Prom Queen of the Undead

Stormy Knight is not your normal ordinary 16 year old, she just happens to be a half vampire queen. Stormy tries to live an ordinary life but it is really hard when everyday her powers get stronger. Stormy also finds herself with a crush on...

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Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

In this tale, no pun intended, our heroine is growing up after the tragedy of losing your mother and having to endure your first period, first crush, first changing into a mermaid all with the help of your father. This is another well told...

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The Word on the Yard - Pony Whisperer

Pia has just moved to a new town with her mother. When she is out riding her pony Drummer, they come across a miniature figurine of a goddess on horseback. Pia discovers that with the figurine, she is able to talk to ponies and they can tal...

4 Stars