I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started Ronald L. Smith’s The Mesmerist, but it certainly wasn’t what I ended up reading.
Browsing: ages 10 & up
The Cartographer’s Daughter is different in tone and storyline. It takes a while to get into. This, in part, comes with an opening that offers no context.
“I Am Drums” is a great choice for boys and girls. In it, Mike Grosso has created a strong contemporary voice you’ll want to revisit again and again.
In 2014, author Eleanor Glewwe released her first book, “Sparkers.” This winter, Eleanor returns that world with a new standalone novel, “Wildings.”
The first thing that attracted me to “The Friendship Experiment” was its cover. And its cover is perfectly inline with Erin Teagan’s story.
At first, I had a hard time getting into Jo Knowles “Still a Work in Progress.” I put it aside a few times before dedicating a half hour to it. I’m glad I did.
We often get so caught up in our own history, we fail to see the other side. Kathleen Burkinshaw’s ‘The Last Cherry Blossom’ takes readers to WWII Hiroshima.
Karen Cushman is the author of eight historical fiction books. Her latest novel, “Grayling’s Song,” marks her entry into fantasy.
Melanie Conklin balances humor with raw emotion in “Counting Thyme,” a powerful middle-grade novel with a smart and loving heroine at its center.
Leila is the author of five novels. Her most recent book, “Once Was a Time,” is her first foray into middle-grade territory.