“One Shot” by Andrew K. Harbis
“One Shot” by Andrew K. Harbis 672 1024 Reader Views Kids
Andrew K Harbis’ “One Shot” is a Western story about the former Chief of a town called Moonsong, his daughter and her unlikely friend, and a mysterious sharpshooter. Travis is desperate to save his ranch. Aiden is a thief desperate to save his sick mother. Laura is desperate to escape her stifling small home on the ranch and return to the place she was born. While chasing a criminal named One Shot for a fifteen thousand dollar reward, these characters uncover secrets and are taken on separate journeys they never would’ve expected. read more
“The Tufts: Thunderbolt” by Tanya Ellen
“The Tufts: Thunderbolt” by Tanya Ellen 418 522 Reader Views Kids
Using an entertaining story to deliver a message to children has proven to be a successful teaching tool. This author has taken advantage of this in her whimsical fantasy story, The Tufts Thunderbolt. It takes place on the enchanted Donut Island, inhabited by unusual but loveable creatures called Tufts, their nemeses, the Fizzle Wizzles, and a mini helper called a Tuffet. read more
“What’s in a Cloud?” by William Palumbo
“What’s in a Cloud?” by William Palumbo 418 522 Reader Views Kids
What’s In a Cloud? features a diverse character, Aaliyah, who spends her time outdoors and allows her thoughts to run free. As she watches clouds “…rolling by,” like many of us, she finds the shape of one of the clouds reminds her of something, in this case, “…a superhero with a cape.” However, there is a twist—Aaliyah is more interested in what is inside of the clouds. read more
“Skyler & Kina” by Michael C. Barrett
“Skyler & Kina” by Michael C. Barrett 663 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Skyler & Kina” is the third book in Michael C. Barrett’s Little Bram series.  Skyler Bram is excited to start her Junior year at Regent High along with her sister, Kina Dunlap.  In the honeymoon phase of a new relationship with her first girlfriend, Bailey, and armed with a throng of loyal, passionate friends, she is ready for anything the crazy year might throw at her.  Whether it is school dances, learning how to stand up for herself, or working at her parents’ video store, it seems like there is nothing she cannot handle and that everything is as it should be.  As any teenager comes to learn, however, all good things must come to an end sometimes, even if you could have never imagined that end coming. read more
“Valiance” by Vanessa Caraveo
“Valiance” by Vanessa Caraveo 663 1024 Reader Views Kids
It is hard to believe “Valiance” by Vanessa Caraveo is a novel. It is written so well in the first person that I kept looking to see if it was nonfiction! But it is not. It is a story about a fictional boy growing up with deafness and mutism. read more
“An Uncommon Blue” by R.C. Hancock
“An Uncommon Blue” by R.C. Hancock 673 1024 Reader Views Kids
“An Uncommon Blue” by R.C. Hancock is the first book in a Young Adult science fiction series called “Colorblind.”  In the book, we are introduced to Bruno.  Bruno is a teenage rugby star living in Telesphore.  In Telesphore, social status is determined by what color a person’s palm glows.  Blue is the most valued color and the symbol of the elite.  People of other colors are deemed inferior and are even segregated into different neighborhoods to keep the Blue population “pure.” If two people touch palms, then the colors mix.  When Bruno accidentally kills a royal soldier to save a young boy with a different color palm, he is forced to confront everything he was taught to believe.  Is color really what defines human beings?  Or is the life of a Red or Green just as important and valuable as a Blue? read more