Paloma must be the only 12-year-old alive who isn’t thrilled to be going to Mexico City for the summer – she’s more disheartened at the thought of losing a summer with her friends back in Kansas than she is excited about spending a month in another country.
There’s a belief on the US Virgin Islands that being born during a hurricane – being a hurricane child – is a bad omen, and Caroline Murphy is starting to think it might be true.
When Sam wakes up and finds herself in a jungle, it takes her a minute to realize that she’s been in a plane crash, along with the rest of her high school fencing team. She soon locates her surviving classmates, but will rescue arrive before infighting and personal trauma tear the group apart?
Vanessa, a fanfiction writer, Phoebe, a talented percussionist, and Callie, her dad’s taxidermy assistant, all end up at the same Orlando convention center – though for very different reasons. Once their paths cross, all three girls are in for an unforgettable week in this hilarious and heartfelt novel.
We get our hands on graphic novel versions of familiar tales in this new review of “Dark Tales” by Canterbury Classics, including “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Snow Queen”, and “The Hound of the Baskervilles”.
Loved 2016’s “The Call” but couldn’t handle that cliffhanger of an ending? I’ve got good news for you – author Peadar O’Guilin has written a sequel, “The Invasion”.
The theme song for the long-running Canadian teen television show “Degrassi” states, “Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through,” and no one seems to understand that better than executive producer Stephen Stohn.
When King Athelrick falls mysteriously ill, his daughter Bluebell is certain an assassination attempt is underway. Believing that nothing is more powerful than the bonds of family, she convenes her sisters in a plot to save the King – but there are already more forces at play than Bluebell knows, and even her sisters’ loyalty is not guaranteed.
Kiranmala isn’t quite sure what to expect on her 12th birthday, but it’s definitely not all of the stories her parents told her turning out to be true, especially when those stories involve demons and Kiranmala being a princess, the daughter of an underworld serpent king.
Husband-wife dynamic duo Leo and Diane Dillon are two of my favorite illustrators of all time. Their work has graced everything from the covers of famous novels like Garth Nix’s “Sabriel” and Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” to picture books by Virginia Hamilton and Margaret Wise Brown and more.