Publisher: Walden Pond Press

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Book Review

After reading and loving Orphan Island, I found myself instantly drawn to My Jasper June. When I started to read it, it drew me in – the story of a lonely girl named Leah looking for someone to connect with and running from the grief that has overtaken her household and changed her relationship with everyone she knows. Meeting Jasper is life-changing and I spent the book wondering if there was something truly magical about her character. She’s able to transform Leah into a person with purpose and give her something to focus on that is new instead of dwelling […]

Posted September 13, 2019
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Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Clockwork Ghost

I’ve always enjoyed mysteries and love steampunk novels, of which both genres fit the York series. I love the twists and turns and a new character introduced towards the end of the book. Our trio – Tess, Theo and Jaime are on the case to finish solving the cipher, but also a missing cat and raccoon. There’s some interesting new bad guys – including blonde women who all seem to look the same but aren’t. I also must say I love Aunt Esther who helps the kids out just a little bit during the book and seems to understand what […]

Posted May 16, 2019
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Book Review and Blog Tour: Finding Orion

Finding Orion is a unique story that starts with fried chicken flavored jelly beans and a clown announcing the death of Papa Kwirk. Orion and his siblings were named from a constellation and his sisters are both unique in their own way as well – one a swordfighter and the other a walking dictionary. Orion feels he has never fit into his odd family, being normal – but through the death of Papa Kwirk and the events that happen after, he finds that he enjoys the craziness of his family. Although Orion is the main character, I feel that he […]

Posted May 8, 2019
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Book Tour: Bat and the End of Everything

In the last book about Bat, he is going through a lot of changes in his life – thinking about saying goodbye to Thor and releasing him in the wild, having his friend gone for the summer, and saying goodbye to his third grade teacher. For a kid with autism, he knows his strategies and tries his best, but sometimes he just does the wrong thing at the wrong time: like sneaking Thor into his sister Janie’s play and ending up with Thor spraying the crowd and ruining the show. He also does not realize when he is saying something […]

Posted April 2, 2019
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Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway: The Lost Girl

I’m so excited to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu today. I love her books and all things fairy tales and cannot wait to share my thoughts on her latest novel. The Lost Girl is a tale both modern and fairy tale, a fantastic urban fairy tale with quite a few twists and turns that will keep you guessing about what is really going on. The story starts with two twins finding out they will be in separate classes for the first time. Not only that, but they join separate after school clubs, […]

Posted February 9, 2019
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Book Review and Blog Tour: A Dastardly Plot + Giveaway

I always enjoy strong female characters and with a world against them, I love to see how they rise above and become more than they could imagine. A Dastardly Plot is one of those stories. Molly is the daughter of an inventor who has not been recognized because of her gender. Since her father passed away, Molly has quit school and sells pickles in order to help her mother have time to invent. When they gain the opportunity to display her flying invention at the World Fair, she thinks all her and her mother’s troubles have ended. Of course, that […]

Posted October 3, 2018
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Book Review and Blog Tour: The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee

Jenny and Pandora are best friends, but very different. Jenny is tough and loud, but Pandora is quiet, lacking humor and full of truth. Together, they discover a treasure map (of a skeleton) that may lead them to a gold nugget which can change their future. Set in New Zealand in the aftermath of the gold rush, there’s an old west feel to the novel. I like the variety in characters, and the depth to each. Each one has dealt with something in their past or present that is hard and I feel that in each character. Our two main characters […]

Posted September 12, 2018
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Two Truths and a Lie: Histo..

Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries Blog Tour

This is such a fun nonfiction series. All of the information is engaging and interesting, even the lies side of the book include true stories with information changed to make it untrue. I enjoyed the quizzes and extra bits of information. It’s a fully engaging book that will keep you reading for hours! Even as an adult, I found myself really enjoying my read through this book. The authors do a great job including a wide variety of topics so as to engage readers who have different interests. This book definitely makes reading nonfiction fun and I wish more books […]

Posted June 28, 2018
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