Face the Music #BookReview @imprintreads @mackidsbooks @weisfeld @nicoleckear #facethemudic #thestartupsquad #bookworm #middlegradebooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Harriet’s brothers are hoping to enter a local battle of the bands. Winning could get them on a reality TV show! But low funds have left them without even a working guitar. The Startup Squad jumps into action—and quickly pulls together a plan to sell T-shirts to raise money. The girls … Continue reading Face the Music #BookReview @imprintreads @mackidsbooks @weisfeld @nicoleckear #facethemudic #thestartupsquad #bookworm #middlegradebooks

Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis #BookReview #ameliafang @lillustrator @delacortepress @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The second book in a hilarious heavily illustrated middle-grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang and her friends love their dark and gloomy world … Continue reading Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis #BookReview #ameliafang @lillustrator @delacortepress @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Roller Girl #BookReview #rollergirl @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile!  For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But … Continue reading Roller Girl #BookReview #rollergirl @penguinkids #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball #BookReview #ameliafang @delacortepress @lillustrator #middlegradebooks #bookworm #fantasybooks

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: A hilarious illustrated middle grade series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends … Continue reading Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball #BookReview #ameliafang @delacortepress @lillustrator #middlegradebooks #bookworm #fantasybooks

Best Friends #BookReview #bestfriends @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm @haleshannon

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The creators of Real Friends Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, Best Friends. Follow your heart. Find your people. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the … Continue reading Best Friends #BookReview #bestfriends @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm @haleshannon

Con Quest! #BookReview @sammaggs @imprintreads @fiercereads #conquest #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #kidsbook

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world! Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, … Continue reading Con Quest! #BookReview @sammaggs @imprintreads @fiercereads #conquest #mglit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #kidsbook

Don’t Check Out this Book #BookReview @algonquinyr #dontcheckoutthisbook @kateklise #kidsbook #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Synopsis from Workman: From the creators of the award-winning Three-Ring Rascals and 43 Old Cemetery Road series! Is the sweet town of Appleton ripe for scandal? Consider the facts: •        Appleton Elementary School has a new librarian named Rita B. Danjerous. (Say it fast.) •        Principal Noah Memree barely remembers hiring her. •       … Continue reading Don’t Check Out this Book #BookReview @algonquinyr #dontcheckoutthisbook @kateklise #kidsbook #middlegradebooks #bookworm

Quidditch Through the Ages #BookReview #quidditchthroughtheages #bookworm

Synopsis from Arthur A. Levine Books: If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through The Ages. This limited edition is a copy of the volume in Hogwarts School … Continue reading Quidditch Through the Ages #BookReview #quidditchthroughtheages #bookworm

Wicked Reads Campaign: Halloween Trick or Treat Bookshelf – Middle Grade Books #middlegradebooks #blogtour #bookshelf #bookworm @penguinkids

Hi Everyone! Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻 I'm here today because I took part in the Penguin's Wicked Reads Campaign. Thank you Penguin Young Readers for inviting me to be part of the creative blog tour! Are you ready for trick or treat reading?? (Be sure to click on the links for my reviews on some … Continue reading Wicked Reads Campaign: Halloween Trick or Treat Bookshelf – Middle Grade Books #middlegradebooks #blogtour #bookshelf #bookworm @penguinkids

Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause #BookReview #maxeinstein #rebelswithacause @jimmy_books

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: Max Einstein’s typical day is not your average 12-year-old’s. She…- TEACHES classes at a New York college- Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends- Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss- Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert EinsteinJust a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute’s … Continue reading Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause #BookReview #maxeinstein #rebelswithacause @jimmy_books

Rat Rule 79 #Review #ratrule79 @restlessbooks

Synopsis from Restless Books: Fred and her math-teacher mom are always on the move, and Fred is getting sick of it. She’s about to have yet another birthday in a new place without friends. On the eve of turning thirteen, Fred sees something strange in the living room: her mother, dressed for a party, standing … Continue reading Rat Rule 79 #Review #ratrule79 @restlessbooks

The Story Web #BookReview #thestoryweb @bloomsburykids

Synopsis from Bloomsbury Publishing: In this heartfelt, magical instant classic, Megan Frazer Blakemore shows how the truths we tell can change the world. When Alice was little, she found a gigantic spider web deep in the forest. Her dad called it the Story Web and told her how its strands were woven from the stories … Continue reading The Story Web #BookReview #thestoryweb @bloomsburykids

The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story #Review #thebecketlist @algonquinyr

Synopsis from Workman Publishing: Adventure and discover with the bold and intrepid Becket Branch when her family’s move from city to a country farm means big changes! Everything is changing for Becket Branch. From subways to sidewalks to safety rules, Becket is a city kid born and raised. Now the Branch family is trading urban … Continue reading The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story #Review #thebecketlist @algonquinyr

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Review

Synopsis from Disney Books: After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet.  His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson—a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any “normal” … Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Review

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

Synopsis from Disney Books: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.  And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she … Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Review

Finchosaurus Review

Synopsis from Islandport Press: Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He’s just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery … Continue reading Finchosaurus Review

The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: The first book in a spooky new series for only the bravest of readers–perfect for fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Now in paperback! Siblings Anna and Max love scary stories, but when they find an enchanted knife on a dark and stormy night in Transylvania, truth becomes stranger than … Continue reading The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Review

The Haunted Serpent Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Welcome to Thedgeroot, where Spaulding Meriwether is on a quest to make friends, become cool . . . and figure out why dead people are running around. “You know how people always tell you ‘just be yourself?’ That’s terrible advice. You won’t survive middle school that way. Trust me.” Spaulding Meriwether, … Continue reading The Haunted Serpent Review

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She… -Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes -Builds inventions to help the homeless -And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay that’s just in her imagination) But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of … Continue reading Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Review

Dodger Boy Review

Synopsis from Groundwood Books: In 1970 Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her best friend, Dawn, are keen to avoid the pitfalls of adolescence. Couldn’t they just skip teenhood altogether, along with its annoying behaviors – showing off just because you have a boyfriend, obsessing about marriage and a ring and matching dining-room furniture? Couldn’t one just … Continue reading Dodger Boy Review

Boying Up Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up, puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today’s world. A must-have book for all teenage boys! Why does my voice crack … Continue reading Boying Up Review

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Don’t call him scaredy-cat Sam, because Sam Wu IS NOT AFRAID of ghosts! Except . . . he totally is. Can he conquer his fear by facing the ghost that lives in the walls of his house? After an unfortunate (and very embarrassing) incident in the Space Museum, Sam goes on … Continue reading Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

Synopsis from Candlewick Publishing: Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the … Continue reading Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Lord Voldemort, the dark wizard responsible for the deaths of Harry's parents, is growing stronger. At the Quidditch World Cup, Voldemort's signature Dark Mark appears in the sky over the stadium, causing pandemonium. The lightning-bolt-shaped scar on Harry's forehead is sporadically causing him agonizing pain, and he is also hearing disturbing voices. … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

The Infinity Year of Avalon James Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A young girl and her best friend hope to receive magical powers the year they turn ten in this enchanting middle-grade novel. Avalon James and Atticus Brightwell have a secret—one that they aren't allowed to discuss with anyone. This secret is shared between two best friends. When you and your best … Continue reading The Infinity Year of Avalon James Review

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

Synopsis from Scholastic: Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can't imagine that Sirius — or, for … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

Hera’s Terrible Trap Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: Tim Baker thinks his adventures are over until he hitches a ride to Ancient Greece on a stolen vase. Soon Tim finds himself trapped with an army of peacocks and a hero who can’t stop admiring himself. Put that mirror down, Theseus! Thank the gods his new friend Zoe is … Continue reading Hera’s Terrible Trap Review

The Train of Lost Things Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A magical story about a boy’s love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Perfect for fans of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Lost in the Sun. … Continue reading The Train of Lost Things Review

I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am gandhi’s Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators join forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this … Continue reading I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Here Comes Hercules Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: When Tim Baker breaks his mum’s favourite vase, it’s the least of his problems. The Greek hero he’s released is in danger of doing far worse. To the flowers, the rug—Oh, no! Not the kitchen! Hercules is only trying to be helpful but he’s just hopeless. It’s time to send … Continue reading Here Comes Hercules Review