Category: middle grade

July 2024 New Releases

July 2024 New Releases

Posted July 1, 2024 / 3 Comments

The year is still flying by and taking the summer with it (which is fine by me because I’ve been ready for fall since May lol), and this being July 1st means it’s time to look at a new month of new releases! There are 80 titles on this list […]


May 2024 In Review

May 2024 In Review

Posted June 1, 2024 / 6 Comments

Hello, reading friends! Well, the heat has hit Atlanta and I saw my first blooming crape myrtle of the season so I guess summer is upon us! Before we look ahead to a new month, the end of the current month means it’s time for my May 2024 in Review […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Minor Miracle by Meredith Davis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Minor Miracle by Meredith Davis

Posted May 9, 2024 / 15 Comments

THE MINOR MIRACLE by Meredith Davis ILLUSTRATOR: Billy Yong SERIES: The Amazing Adventures of Noah Minor #1 GENRE: Middle Grade Superhero/Spy Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2024 PAGES: 272 What happens when a seemingly average seventh grader discovers he has superpowers . . . and then realizes […]


May 2024 New Releases

May 2024 New Releases

Posted May 2, 2024 / 6 Comments

Well, we blinked and it’s May! And with its arrival, we are not only entering into a new month of fabulous new books but a new publishing season as well! My TBR galaxy has just officially given up and surrendered to the reality that I will never read all the […]


March 2024 In Review

March 2024 In Review

Posted March 31, 2024 / 8 Comments

Hello, dear readers! I hope you are having a blessed & worshipful Easter weekend. The end of the month means it’s time for my March 2024 in Review post where I look at the books I read and reviewed this past month. I read a lot of mysteries this month, […]


Book Review: More Than Grit by Gretchen A. Carlson

Book Review: More Than Grit by Gretchen A. Carlson

Posted March 18, 2024 / 19 Comments

MORE THAN GRIT by Gretchen A. Carlson GENRE: Middle Grade/Young Adult Historical Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2022 PAGES: 239 When do secrets become lies? When is grit not enough? A story of broken lives and deep friendships, inspired by true events in 1939, when the […]


Book Review: Phooey Kerflooey by Kristen Joy Wilks

Book Review: Phooey Kerflooey by Kristen Joy Wilks

Posted March 10, 2024 / 4 Comments

PHOOEY KERFLOOEY by Kristen Joy Wilks GENRE: Middle Grade Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2024 PAGES: 242 A puppy will fix everything. A boring new house? Boring house + puppy = adventure! An attacking squirrel? Evil squirrel + puppy = a squirrel-battle extraordinaire! A daredevil brother […]


February 2024 New Releases

February 2024 New Releases

Posted February 3, 2024 / 3 Comments

How did it get to be February already?!? I feel like it should still be the middle of January but maybe that’s because I was sick for most of January and I should get a do-over lol. Nevertheless, despite my feelings of denial, it IS indeed February – Black History […]


Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Posted January 8, 2024 / 1 Comment

The Harwood Mysteries have been on my TBR list ever since I first featured Antony Barone Kolenc on the blog. This medieval mystery series for upper middle graders through middle schoolers & teens (it grows with the readers as the main character ages) has won copious awards – including the […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tim Shoemaker & The Second Storm

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tim Shoemaker & The Second Storm

Posted November 10, 2023 / 14 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Tim Shoemaker back to the blog! Today he’s talking about his new book The Second Storm and three reasons our kids need truth through fiction! THE SECOND STORM by Tim Shoemaker SERIES: High Water #4 GENRE: Tween/Teen Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Focus on the Family RELEASE […]


A New Little Superhero: Books I Want to Read With My New Nephew

A New Little Superhero: Books I Want to Read With My New Nephew

Posted May 13, 2015 / 1 Comment

I’ve been a bit absent in blogdom this week.  There’s a reason for that – a great reason, actually! My baby brother had a baby! Ok, so his wife was the one who actually delivered the baby but still…the point is, I have a brand new nephew! He gave his mommy […]