Category Archives: children’s books

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter – When A Lass Became a Legend

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter By Diane Magras Spoiler Alert!     Summary A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home. One dark night, Drest’s … Continue reading

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The Worst Witch – Need Some Mayhem? Grab Your Broomstick and Come Along For a Ride

The Worst Witch By Jill Murphy Spoiler Alert! Summary Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches—and making a mess of it! She can’t ride her broomstick without crashing, she’s always getting her spells mixed … Continue reading

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The Apprentice Witch – Would You Trust a Witch-Wash-Out With Your Life?

The Apprentice Witch By James Nicol Spoiler Alert!   Summary A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary. Arianwyn has flunked her witch’s assessment: She’s … Continue reading

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Love Like Sky – Will Love Be Enough?

Love Like Sky By Leslie C. Youngblood Spoiler Alert! Summary “Love ain’t like that.” “How is it then?” Peaches asked, turning on her stomach to face me. “It’s like sky. If you keep driving and driving, gas will run out, … Continue reading

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Creepy Carrots! – When Vegetables Rise

Creepy Carrots! By Aaron Reynolds Illustrations by Peter Brown Spoiler Alert! Summary The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves … Continue reading

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Story Thieves – Is Fiction Really Stranger Than True Life?

Story Thieves By James Riley Spoiler Alert! Summary Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores. … Continue reading

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Little Hoot – Will You Hoot Before You Go to Bed?

Little Hoot By Amy Krouse Rosenthal Illustrations by Jen Corace Spoiler Alert! Summary It’s not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and … Continue reading

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