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The Voice Inside My Head, by S.J. Laidlaw | Book Review

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Voice Inside My Head, by S.J. Laidlaw | Book Review

Seventeen-year-old Luke has always relied on listening to Pat, his elder sister, to help him tackle difficult decisions in life, but when Pat goes missing from a tiny island off the coast of Honduras, Luke doesn’t expect to still have to listen to her words.

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The Art of Writing Fashionable Mysteries

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of Writing Fashionable Mysteries

When I wrote the first notes about my sixteen-year-old detective, Axelle Anderson, I was living in Paris, France, doing a short stint as PA to fashion designer John Galliano (then designing for the fashion house Christian Dior), so the fashion world was more on my mind than ever, and the idea of a fashion mystery took hold straight away.

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The Art of Writing YA Thrillers

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of Writing YA Thrillers

If I were to write this tale, I’d have to research hauntings, of course, and children who grow up with surrogate parents, and anxiety issues and medications. Assuming I’m comfortable gathering this information, there are few things I’ll look at to see if I have the makings of a YA psychological, suspenseful thriller:

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Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer, by Will Summerhouse | Dedicated Review

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer, by Will Summerhouse | Dedicated Review

Orion Poe is an eleven-year-old boy who lives in Maine with his grandfather who is the caretaker of a lighthouse. When a large storm rolls in one evening, Orion discovers a washed-up boat and an injured man. From this moment on, he finds himself fighting for survival on a mysterious expedition full of unexpected and non-stop adventure that is connected to the historic event of an explorer, John Franklin, who was lost in the Arctic in 1847.

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Model Undercover: Paris, by Carina Axelsson | Summer Preview, 2014

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Model Undercover: Paris, by Carina Axelsson | Summer Preview, 2014

Here is a sneak peek at the jacket cover of Carina Axelsson’s summer release, Model Undercover: Paris, a middle grade novel published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (July 1, 2014).

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Maisy and the Missing Mice: The Maisy Files, Volume 1 | Dedicated Review

| December 23, 2013 | 41 Comments
Maisy and the Missing Mice: The Maisy Files, Volume 1 | Dedicated Review

Educator Elizabeth Woodrum’s first foray into writing children’s books is a fun mystery with an imaginative and assertive fourth-grade girl protagonist, Maisy Sawyer.

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The Stone Lions by Gwen Dandridge | Dedicated Review

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Stone Lions by Gwen Dandridge | Dedicated Review

In 43 relatively short digestible chapters, author Gwen Dandridge has weaved a mysterious and magical tale centered round the historic 1400s when Arabs and Christians were at war over holy lands. Drenched in Islamic culture, the rich backdrop for this suspense-building novel is the magnificent Alhambra Palace.

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Hold Fast by Blue Balliett | Review

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett | Review

This book will appeal to readers in 5th through 7th grades who like a good mystery, poetry, and stories about hardship and changes in fortune.

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The After Girls by Leah Konen | Book Trailer

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
The After Girls by Leah Konen | Book Trailer

The After Girls By Leah Konen Age Range: 15 and up Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Merit Press (April 18, 2013) Add this book to your collection: The After Girls Video courtesy of Leah Konen: Ella, Astrid, and Sydney were planning the perfect summer after high school graduation. But when Astrid commits suicide in a lonely cabin, the other girls’ worlds […]

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Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead | Review

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead | Review

This book will appeal to “tween” readers (both girls and boys) who like clubs, spy stories, mysteries, and who worry about how to handle bullies at school.

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