The Ninja Librarians: A Sword in the Stacks by Jen Swann Downey

In this sequel to The Accidental Keyhand, Dorrie and her brother Marcus return to Petrarch’s Lybrary to begin their training as apprentices. But not all is well at the Lybrary. The Foundantion is threatening to undue several missions, including a crux mission. Meanwhile, Dorrie and Ebba go on their first mission to help some suffragists […]

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

  Saturday Edition! This Thursday’s Review was for such a short book, and today’s is by the same author, so I thought I’d do them in the same week. Plus, I’ve read so many books so far this year I’m running out of Thursdays! In this delightful Middle Grade Graphic Novel, young blacksmith Greta saves […]

Real Friends by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

This autobiographical graphic novel tells the tale of young Shannon trying to make and keep friends in the early 1980s. Set between 1979-1985 the story follows Shannon from Kindergarten when she meets her first friend, Adriene, through fifth grade. Their relationship has it’s ups and downs, and in the third grade, they become part of […]

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

In this graphic novel for middle schooler’s, young Immogene, or Impy, is off to school for the first time after being homeschooled for most of her life. And she’s about to start Middle School! Impy’s family works at the Florida Renaissance Faire where her father is a Knight and her mom has a shop to […]

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes

When I heard about this one, I had to read it. When seventh grader June’s school librarian is suspended for checking out a book to her that her parent’s disapprove of, it kicks of a school wide book banning spree. Most of the books in the library are removed and reading unapproved books can result […]

Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019

Like the last two years, I’ll be participating in this challenge hosted by the Novel Knight. The challenge has really helped me knock some series off my To Be Read list and stay on track for reading. If I already have a list of books I want to get to that year picked out, I’m […]