Books for Everyone, Canadian, Contests, friendship stories, Funny Books, Good Books for Boys, Historical Fiction, middle grade, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Realistic contemporary, WWII, YA

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Under-sung Series

Nothing breaks my heart more than a truly outstanding series that for whatever reason does not achieve the success it deserves. As a busy reader and writer, I rarely get to sequels or subsequent books in a series. When I do, I know the series is a winner. And so I present to you ten… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Under-sung Series

Animal Stories, Fantasy, Good Books for Boys, Magic, middle grade, Mystery

Paradise for Bookish Kids: The Unwanteds

Kirkus reviews claims this series is "The Hunger Games Meets Harry Potter," which is music to many readers (not to mention publisher's) ears. A little more HP than HG, this was a cozy, delightful first novel in a series that brought me right back to my own middle grade years. Also, can we talk about… Continue reading Paradise for Bookish Kids: The Unwanteds