Kids Corner: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

A Timeless Classic! Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake Illustrated by Jon Klassen Series: Skunk and Badger (Book 1) Publication Date: September 15, 2020 Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Length: 136pp ISBN-13: 978-1643750057 Praise  ★ “Art by Caldecott Medalist Klassen offers Wind in the Willows wistfulness. Gleeful, onomatopoeic prose by Newbery Honoree Timberlake, meanwhile, keeps readers engaged through laugh-out-loud repetition as she tackles sensitive issues such … Continue reading Kids Corner: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Fiction Shelves: Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

An Exciting, Absorbing, Sparkling Mystery Debut!   Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood Publication Date: October 27, 2020 Publisher: Doubleday Books Length: 336pp ISBN-13: 978-0385546553 Related Links:             Publisher Synopsis It’s 1942 and Willowjean “Will” Parker is a scrappy circus runaway whose knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of New York’s best, and most unorthodox, private investigator, Lillian … Continue reading Fiction Shelves: Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Kids Corner: The Unready Queen by William Ritter

A Gem of a Middle Grade Fantasy Series! The Unready Queen by William Ritter Series: The Oddmire (Book 2) Publication Date: June 23, 2020 Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Length: 320pp ISBN-13: 978-1616208400 Related Links: William Ritter’s Website     Praise  ★ “The Oddmire series’ memorable, inspiring characters are full of heart and, combined with the enchanting magic surrounding them, form the strong core of a … Continue reading Kids Corner: The Unready Queen by William Ritter

Christian Chapters: Stay With Me by Becky Wade

Hopeful Small-town Romance that Tackles Tough Topics with Humor and Heart! Stay With Me by Becky Wade Series: Misty River Romance (Book 1) Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Length: 392 pp ISBN-13: 978-0764235603 Related Links: Becky Wade’s Website Download an Excerpt of Stay With Me Free Misty River Romance Prequel Novella – “Take A Chance On Me”         … Continue reading Christian Chapters: Stay With Me by Becky Wade

Fiction Shelves: Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Three Murders, Three Police Chiefs, Three Time-lines, All Equally Compelling! Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming Series: A Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Book 9) Publication Date: April 7, 2020 Publisher: Minotaur Books Length: 352pp ISBN-13: 978-0312606855 Related Links:         Publisher Synopsis 1952. Millers Kill Police Chief Harry McNeil is called to a crime scene where a woman in … Continue reading Fiction Shelves: Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Kids Corner: Jinxed by Amy McCulloch

A High-Wired Series Starter with a Crafty Heroine and Her Robotic Feline Sidekick! Jinxed by Amy McCulloch Series: Jinxed (Book 1) Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers Length: 336pp ISBN-13: 978-1492683742 Related Links: Amy McCulloch’s Website   Praise  ★ “With a sharp eye toward the rising awareness of device addiction and a keen sense of wonder, McCulloch’s tale is a feast for … Continue reading Kids Corner: Jinxed by Amy McCulloch

Kids Corner: Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Compelling Realistic Fiction with a Magical Twist! Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Length: 256pp ISBN-13: 978-1629727318 Book Design: © Shadow Mountain Cover Illustration: © Iconic Art Direction: Richard Erickson Design: Emily Remington Praise “Moving and buoyant, an insightful tale of grief, loss, and resilience.” — Kirkus “A moving story that presents … Continue reading Kids Corner: Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Kids Corner: The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

A Magical, Lyrical Fantasy Adventure that Lacks for Nothing! The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Press Length: 304pp ISBN-13: 978-1338580839 Sophie Anderson’s Website Usborne Children’s Books (Map & Glossary)   Praise “Heartbreaking, uplifting, and absolutely beautiful.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Readers … will revel in this new fairy tale that borrows from the old to … Continue reading Kids Corner: The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Christian Chapters: The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin

A Restorative Tale of Forgiveness and Family. The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin Publication Date: February 4, 2020 Series: Sunrise at Normandy (Book 3 of 3) Publisher: Revell Length: pp ISBN-13: 978-0800727994 Related Links: Sarah Sundin’s Website Subscribe to Sarah Sundin’s Newsletter           Praise “Sundin (Through Waters Deep) crafts an unusual love story in the third installment of the Sunrise … Continue reading Christian Chapters: The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin

Fiction Shelves: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

A Fiery, Unblinking Look at Racism.   Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi Publication Date: January 21, 2020 Publisher: Tor.com Length: 176pp ISBN-13: 978-1250214751 Related Links: Tochi Onyebuchi’s Website     Praise “Urgent, brutal. . . . Onyebuchi’s unexpectedly hopeful ending is just as powerful as his unflinching, heartbreaking depictions of racism and cruelty. This staggering story is political speculative fiction at its finest.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred … Continue reading Fiction Shelves: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi