Tag: children’s fiction



New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted August 21, 2021 / 16 Comments

Hello again! We’re down to the last two posts in our look at this new season of upcoming releases! Tomorrow we’ll finish the week with nonfiction but today I’m diving into Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (September-December). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Guest Post: Antony Barone Kolenc & The Fire of Eden

Guest Post: Antony Barone Kolenc & The Fire of Eden

Posted July 14, 2021 / 11 Comments

Please join in welcoming Antony Barone Kolenc to the blog today to chat about the new book in his award-winning Harwood Mysteries, The Fire of Eden! THE FIRE OF EDEN SERIES: The Harwood Mysteries # 3 GENRE: Inspirational Juvenile/Young Adult Medieval Mystery PUBLISHER: Loyola Press RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2021 PAGES: 210 Xan and John […]




Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger

Posted December 2, 2020 / 10 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Being West is Best by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for a peek inside the book! Title: Being West is Best Series: Ginnie West Adventure #4 Author: Monique Bucheger Publisher: True West Publishing Re-release Date: 2020 Genre: Middle-Grade […]




Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger

Posted September 23, 2020 / 15 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Trouble Blows West Series: Ginnie West Adventure #2 Author: Monique Bucheger Publisher: True West Publishing Release Date: March 18, 2020 Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction Putting her body in motion before […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

Posted August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hi again! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re also looking at Late 2020 Youth & Speculative New Releases. I group these two categories together because so many young adult novels are speculative that when I first started doing this I couldn’t […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Renée Lichtenhan & Violet

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Renée Lichtenhan & Violet

Posted May 16, 2020 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Renée Lichtenhan to the blog today to chat about her recent release, Violet! Renée Lichtenhan’s “I Am Girl” novels grew out of years of working with children. Renée loves their open minds, hearts, and souls. She writes engaging books to encourage faith and virtue […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries I Wish I’d Read As a Child

Top Ten Tuesday: Mysteries I Wish I’d Read As a Child

Posted April 28, 2020 / 37 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is books we wish we’d read as a child, and there were certainly many directions I could have taken this post. (see my list of diverse books I wish I’d read as a child HERE) I read A LOT – and fairly widely […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins

Posted November 26, 2019 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: The Cracking of Monday Egg Author: B.T. Higgins Publisher: Ambassador International Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Release Date: November 21, 2019 An Egg World Allegory The Maker created Monday […]



Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Siblings In Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fave Siblings In Fiction

Posted November 27, 2018 / 11 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is all about platonic relationships in fiction, so I decided to talk about my favorite siblings in fiction. I’m always drawn to stories about brothers and/or sisters, maybe because my brother has been one of my favorite people since he was born. Before […]



Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Funnest’ Character Names in Children’s/YA Literature

Top Ten Tuesday: ‘Funnest’ Character Names in Children’s/YA Literature

Posted May 22, 2018 / 16 Comments

Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is ‘Best Character Names’ and originally I planned to just send you to Jen Turano’s books and point out some of my favorites of her delightful character names (Gertrude Cadwalader, Permilia Griswold, Temperance Flowerdew, etc.). BUT my friend Rachel over at […]