Monday, July 14, 2014

SILENT STARSONG {Giveaway & Excerpt Video}

Eleven-year-old Kyra is meant to continue the Starbard's proud family legacy of interpreting the future from the stars' songs. Her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother's heart and pushes her father to explore anything to help his little girl--including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to unfixable genetic defects. Marne's telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of human owners--until he meets a human child who begs her father to "save" him. Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world--one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people's abuse and the stars' songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.

When an intergalactic terrorist organization kills Kyra's father, driving her mother to madness, Kyra and Marne only have each others' friendship--until even that is threatened by the danger surrounding the Starbard heritage. But can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?


July 14th
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July 15th
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read ( | Review
Coffee, Books, & Art ( | Book Highlight & Giveaway
July 16th
Deal Sharing Aunt ( | Review
A Leisure Moment ( | Book Highlight & giveaway
July 17th
Book Lovers Life ( | Top Ten Post
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia ( | Review
July 18th
Tanyas Book Nook ( | Review
Books are Love ( | Teaser


T. J. Wooldridge is a professional writing geek who adores research into myth, folklore, legend, and the English language. Before delving full-time into wordsmithing, she has been a tutor, a teacher, an educational course designer, a video game proofreader, a financial customer service representative, a wine salesperson, a food reviewer, an editing consultant, a retail sales manager, and a nanny. While infrequent, there are times she does occasionally not research, write, or help others write. During those rare moments, she enjoys the following activities: spending time with her Husband-of-Awesome, a silly tabby cat, and two Giant Baby Bunnies in their Massachusetts home hidden in a pocket of woods in the middle of suburbia, reading, riding her horse in the nearby country stables and trails (not very well), reading Tarot (very well), drawing (also not very well), making jewelry (pretty well), making lists, and adding parenthetical commentary during random conversations. She also enjoys dressing up as fey creatures, zombies, or other such nonsense at science fiction, fantasy, and horror conventions.

Trisha’s SHP Middle Grade Books: The Kelpie, Silent Starsong

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Beware the magic of THE THICKETY by J.A. White!

THE THICKETY: A PATH BEGINS is the start of a thrilling and spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic.

Watch the book trailer (if you dare), download more creatures from the THICKETY, and start reading THE THICKETY: A PATH BEGINS HERE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Win a Trip to NYC!

Four lucky winners (and their chaperones) will win a chance to compete in The Copernicus Legacy Relic Hunt—a real-life relic hunt inspired by THE COPERNICUS LEGACY: THE FORBIDDEN STONE by Tony Abbott!
Each winner will win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City and gain entry in the first Copernicus Legacy Relic Hunt at The Museum of Natural History. Bestselling author Tony Abbott will host the winners and lead them on this extraordinary quest.
What are you waiting for? ENTER NOW

Friday, May 10, 2013

Are You an EVER or a NEVER?


Are you an EVER or a NEVER?

Find out where you belong, then read THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani!

At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.

Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are . . .?  The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May You be Fancy: Fancy Nancy Mobile Tour!

Get ready…for the first ever…FANCY NANCY MOBILE TOUR! Robin Preiss Glasser, the illustrator of Fancy Nancy, could be coming to a bookstore near YOU! She’ll be all dolled up and traveling through the South in the fanciest, most dramatic RV you’ve ever seen.
Follow Fancy Nancy on Facebook for the inside scoop!
(Seriously. You'll want to see the inside of that RV)

Monday, May 6, 2013

May the Platypus Be With You

Have you been looking for the definitive platypus-buddy-cop novel for tweens? Look no further, Platypus Police Squad is here!

Check out an sneak preview of PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD: THE FROG WHO CROAKED by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the creator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels, and watch the book trailer.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Read a Sample! House of Secrets by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini

HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini
This month, we are reading HOUSE OF SECRETS, the new bestseller from Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini! Wait, Chris Columbus? Chris Columbus of Home Alone, The Goonies, and Harry Potter movie fame? YES, that Chris Columbus! Wait, Ned Vizzini? Ned Vizzini the author of IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY and THE OTHER NORMALS? YES, that Ned Vizzini! Chris and Ned have teamed up to create HOUSE OF SECRETS, an amazing middle grade fantasy that you can read a sample of below.

Buy the book!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Horrid Henry By Francesca Simon

Print Length: 112 pages
Publisher: SourceBooks Jabberwocky (September 1, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Horrid Henry was found a new way to scare everyone. His very own Monster Movie! The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, is going to be a BIG hit! Plus three monstrous tales that will leave you screaming for more!

What I like about the book is it was very well written, and in the book Henry had a goal and some parts were funny and some parts wear spooky. I loved the illustrations, and my favorite parts of the books were the scary parts, they weren't that scary but I still liked them. 

There was nothing bad in the books, it wasn't too scary (For me) but I like scary, creepy stuff. But I don't get scared easily. 

My favorite character I like Henry and his brother. They were both really funny, but they were kinda bad little boys though. 

I liked it, i would like to read more of Horrid Henry books.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Familiars Book 3: Interview

Can the familiars bring magic back to the queendom?

Vastia is in a state of war. Led by the evil Paksahara, whose command of the Shifting Fortress gives her nearly unstoppable power, an army of undead animals is wreaking havoc on the queendom. With human magic still gone, it's up to the three prophesized familiars—Aldwyn, Skylar, and Gilbert—to capture the fortress and bring Paksahara down.

But it won't be easy. The three familiars must embark on a quest to gather seven descendants of the most ancient and powerful animals in Vastia. And to make matters worse, Aldwyn finds a troubling scroll that causes him to doubt the very truth of the prophecy that guides them.
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Read Reagan's review of The Familiars

From Adam and Andrew:

With the release of the third book in The Familiars series, The Familiars - Circle of Heroes, we are stopping by some of our favorite blogs discussing all things heroes.

Reagan:  What's the difference between a hero and a super hero?
A&A: Anyone through courage and sacrifice can become a hero. To be a superhero, you need a magic hammer or a radioactive superbite.

Reagan: Who is your favorite super hero?

Adam: My favorite superhero would have to be Dr. Strange. He a spellcasting superhero that was once a doctor but through mystic training has become something even greater. I have a soft spot for anything that has to do Dr. Strange and the villians he faces have always appealed ever since I was a little kid.
Andrew: Spiderman. I loved that he was a "nerdy" teenage kid (I could relate) and it played into every fantasy I ever had of fighting off criminals in back alleys to impress pretty girls. 
Reagan: If you had a super power, what would it be?
Adam: I would love the superpower of flight. Being able to soar above the treetops while avoiding traffic seems like the ultimate fantasy.
Andrew: Superstrength. I've always been a slender guy, so it would fulfill a life long desire to be able to proudly take my shirt off at the beach. 
Reagan: What's the most heroic story you've ever heard?
Adam: The most heroic stories I've heard aren't in comic books or middle grade fiction, they're of the soldiers go overseas fighting for our country. One of my favorite thing sto do is read about these soldiers and watch the Welcomehomeblog, tearing up when they are reunited with their families.
Reagan: Who is the most heroic character in The Familiars?
A&A: The most heroic character in the Familiars is definitely Aldwyn. He's the underdog (or is it undercat) that with no magic of his own joins a quest to save his loyal that he only just met. Plus, all great heroes learn valuable lessons about themselves along the way.
Reagan: Who is the person that is the biggest hero in your life?
A&A: Our grandparents are the greatest heroes in our life. Adam even dedicated the Circle of Heroes to them because of the amazing positive influence they had on him while growing up.
We want you to send in stories about your own heroes, the real people who have had an impact on your life. Parents, grandparents, teachers, or friends. We'll be featuring them on our blog, our Twitter feeds, and our Facebook page. We want to know who's in your Circle of Heroes. The ones voted the most inspirational will win a signed copy of book #3. Send them in to!

The Familiars - Circle of Heroes will be on-line and in bookstores everywhere September 4th.
Adam and Andrew

Friday, August 31, 2012

SURVIVORS first 60 pages! (by Erin Hunter)

The New Series from WARRIORS Author Erin Hunter is Here!

If you're like us, you've been waiting for this new series for a LONG time, and now you can finally BUY IT!  Not sure if you want to?  Check out the first 60 pages and see if it's for you!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Knightly Academy By Violet Haberdasher

Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Aladdin; 1 edition (March 9, 2010)
Buy The Book: Amazon
Henry Grim is a servant boy at the Midsummer School—until he passesthe elite Knightley Academy exam and suddenly finds himself one of the first commoners at the Academy, studying alongside the cleverest and bravest—and most arrogant—young aristocrats in the country. But someone is out to sabotage him from becoming a full-fledged Knight of the Realm, and soon Henry uncovers a conspiracy that violates the Hundred Years’ Peace treaty—and could lead to war!
This book was amazing! I mean they are training to be some kind of knight! That's awesome! I want to be  a knight...... But those days are over :'(. Sadly I did  not listen to the audio of this book just yet. But a plan to soon :D. I'll tell you how it was as soon as I can in the chat box! I think the best part was when the boys found Frankie, the headmaster's daughter, fencing. At first they thought it was a boy so they where all like 'He's the best fencer I've ever seen!' and all that until she took off her mask, and then they thought she was the worst fencer.  So when the fencing master left, Valmont, Henry's tormenter from Midsummer, mocked Frankie and she told him exactly what she embroidered on a pillow that got her expelled at her last boarding school. It does not say what was on the pillow but I have my own suspicions.

My favorite character is Frankie, she is the ultimate tomboy. I mean she hates all kinds of schools with fancy stuff, she hates the piano (inside joke), and she likes to hang out with Henry and his friends. Plus the boys are scared of her (another inside joke). This book is also HILARIOUS! I'd start laughing randomly and Bransen (my brother) would be like, 'What's so funny!?' and I'd say, 'Nothing.' Because I'd already moved on. At first this was slow and a bit boring but after I got into it I was glued to the pages. I think if you like knight books, boarding school books you'd like this book. Thanks BYE!