Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation

Synopsis Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. LupeContinue reading “Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation”

Book Review: The Wild Folk Rising by Sylvia V. Linsteadt|The Stargold Chronicles #2|

The Wild Folks rise again in this epic conclusion to The Wild Folk series. Tim and Comfrey’s mission this time is to save the Wild folks and the island of Farallone from the evil and selfish Brothers trying to encroach on their land and extracting star gold from the bloodstream of the residents. Tim andContinue reading “Book Review: The Wild Folk Rising by Sylvia V. Linsteadt|The Stargold Chronicles #2|”

Book Review: North Child by Edith Pattou

Rose, brave and beautiful is a ‘North Child’, which means she is meant to wander and explore lands that are farther away from home. But a mother’s love is a complicated thing and Rose’s mother would give away anything to keep her birth direction a secret. Rose has a penchant for outdoorsy adventures, and wouldContinue reading “Book Review: North Child by Edith Pattou”

Book Review: Skycircus by Peter Bunzl|An Escape from the mysterious circus full of secrets and lies

Another installment to the Cogheart series and these books can be fairly termed as an adventure rather than a thriller (unlike the other two books in this series). Lily, Robert, and Malkin are swept into the mysterious and somewhat dangerous world of the Skycircus after Lily receives her mother’s journals in a mysterious package onContinue reading “Book Review: Skycircus by Peter Bunzl|An Escape from the mysterious circus full of secrets and lies”

Book Review: Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke|Fairy tale tragedies and real-life brutality|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Oscar-winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world. This spellbinding taleContinue reading “Book Review: Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke|Fairy tale tragedies and real-life brutality|”

Drop Dead Gorgeous by R. L. Stine|A pretty girl, a group of reckless teenagers and a dark mystery|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Morgan Marks is the new girl—and nobody can stop talking about her. She’s popular, smart, and beautiful. Everyone wants to be her friend. But her past is veiled in mystery, and no one, not even her boyfriend Ben, knows where exactly she came from. But Shadyside Homecoming is just around the corner.Continue reading “Drop Dead Gorgeous by R. L. Stine|A pretty girl, a group of reckless teenagers and a dark mystery|”

Wonder Words by Rituparna Sarkar|A fun and innovative way to learn new words|

‘Wonder Words’ is a collection of words from all over the world. The best part about these words is that they are native and…. wait for it… Untranslatable! The words have been arranged in Alphabetical order and are supported by a pronunciation guide. There is a mention of the place of origin and then thereContinue reading “Wonder Words by Rituparna Sarkar|A fun and innovative way to learn new words|”

Of course, it’s Butterfingers by Khyrunnisa A.

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Bang! Thump! Crash! Who’s the wizard of the woeful, the foremost lord of the foul-up, the bumbling baron of blunders? Of course it’s Butterfingers! Even when Amar Kishen-better known as Butterfingers-isn’t stumbling through misadventures, he sure has disaster tailing him every step of the way. And now that he’s back, his ‘brilliant’Continue reading “Of course, it’s Butterfingers by Khyrunnisa A.”

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin|The best children’s book I have read in years|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there’s something peculiar going on in Suds, and they’re determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover theContinue reading “The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin|The best children’s book I have read in years|”

The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Well

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy. A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s aboutContinue reading “The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Well”