*Blog Tour + Review* Life in the Balance by Jen Petro-Roy

Book Title: Life in the Balance Author: Jen Petro-Roy Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Release Date: February 16, 2021 Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Synopsis: Veronica struggles to balance softball, friends, and family turmoil in this new honest and heartfelt middle grade novel by Jen Petro-Roy, Life in the Balance. Veronica Conway has been looking forward to […]

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*Mini Review* Kiki’s Delivery Service- Eiko Kadono

Nostalgic fans of the Miyazaki film and newcomers alike–soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all!  Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she’s eager to follow a witch’s tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year. Brimming with confidence, […]

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*Mini Review* My Neighbor Totoro- Tsugiko Kubo

One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary! The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro is now retold in novel form. This prestige, hardcover edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story written by veteran children’s book author Tsugiko Kubo. Sure to […]

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*Blog Tour + Review* The Ambassador of Nowhere Texas by Kimberly Willis Holt

Book Title: The Ambassador of Nowhere Texas Author: Kimberly Willis Holt Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (BYR) Release date: on January 12th, 2021 Genres: MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION–Historical SYNOPSIS: Kimberly Willis Holt’s The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas is a stunning post-9/11 companion to the National Book Award-winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Decades after the Vietnam […]

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The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1)- Lorien Lawrence

The start of a spine-chilling new horror series about the eerie happenings in a small town Something strange is happening on Goodie Lane . . . Thirteen-year-old Quinn Parker knows that there’s something off about her neighbors. She calls them “the Oldies” because they’ve lived on Goodie Lane for as long as anyone can remember, […]

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*Nerd Blast & Giveaway* We Are Power- Todd Hasak-Lowy

*Click on the banner above to find out more information about this release.* SYNOPSIS   A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such […]

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*Nerd Blast* Deeplight- Frances Hardinge

*Click on the image above to find out more information about this release* SYNOPSIS   Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever? When 15-year-old […]

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*Nerd Blast & Giveaway* Pippa Park Raises Her Game- Erin Yun

*Click on the banner image above to find out more about this release* SYNOPSIS   A Contemporary Reimagining of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for Middle Graders Life is full of great expectations for Korean American Pippa Park. It seems like everyone, from her family to the other kids at school, has a plan for […]

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 2/3/20

Happy Super Monday! It’s that great Monday after the Super Bowl and I’m sitting at work wondering why this Monday isn’t a holiday? I think it should be. This week I’m going to read two arcs that I picked up at ALA in Philadelphia and a book that I won from Flatiron Books. What are […]

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Harry Potter Christmas Book Tag

The Holidays are right around the corner and I can’t wait to have a few days off from work to relax and get some much-needed reading done. How are you spending your holidays? We were tagged by the amazing Chelsie over at My Reading Escape to join in on the book tag fun. Thanks for […]

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