“From Brick & Darkness” by J.L. Sullivan is a YA novel that is profoundly entertaining. Most of us, at some point in our lives, wondered what 3 wishes we would ask a genie to grant. It’s an interesting mental game. Would we wish for an end to sickness and crime? Would we go the fame and fortune route? The possibilities seem endless, especially for a teenager, when dreams still seem within reach and hope is a constant companion.
“The Portsmouth Alarm (December 1774)” by Terri DeMitchell takes a twist to one of the crucial historical moments leading up to the Revolutionary War.
“Spoiler” is the third and final book in The Healer Chronicles, an epic YA fantasy series by Michael J. Bowler.
“Life is Inevitable” is the debut teen/YA fantasy novel by new author, Daniel Santos. Gripping issues relevant to today’s society, such as suicide, bullying, abuse, and neglect, combines with paranormal fantastical elements to create a story that pulls you in from the first page and doesn’t let go. 
When Timothy spots a shooting star, he grabs the opportunity and wishes for it to snow. He can hardly believe his eyes when the next morning he awakens to a flurry of white! However, what seems like a blessing soon turns into a curse when the miraculous snowstorm is still there the next day and is showing no signs of letting up. Our bird-based hero must find a way to stop the never-ending snowstorm before the town is buried forever.
This kickoff to an exciting new series promises to be full of adventure, following the Stonehart kids as they travel to exciting events in time, using their knowledge, what’s packed in their backpacks, and each other’s skill sets to solve any challenges they face along the way. The sibling rivalry, comradery, and teamwork lend to a perfect family read.
In Alfred Taylor’s, “The Write Way To Get A Girlfriend,” readers are introduced to Juan and fellow high schoolers as we get a firsthand glimpse into their daily lives. When Juan is made fun of in class because of his poorly written essay, he enters the school’s essay contest to prove he isn’t stupid. That is, with plenty of help from his new girlfriend and now tutor, Kirsten. Kirsten not only helps Juan write better, but their relationship blossoms in the process as they spend more time together.
"Just Janey's Way" is the story about a girl named Janey who, simply said, wants everyone to do things her way. Janey is at school and wherever she's at - recess, the classroom, in the garden - she demands her classmates do things her way, including her friends.
This seemingly simple picture book teaches an important message—everyone’s feelings are legitimate. And these feelings should be acknowledged, validated, and addressed. We all have them!
"Max Goes to Town," by Cynthia L. Clark, illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations, is a fun children's book about a cat named Max who ventures into town. Full of energy and heart, this rhyming story reflects the personality of Max, a cat who loves where he lives and the life he leads, pestering a mouse and playing with the children that live with him.
"Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot," by award-winning Regan W.H. Macauley, illustrated by Wei Lu, is an informative and entertaining children's book about a special parrot by the name of Chloe. Chloe needs a permanent home after being surrendered by a man she lived with, but is now much too busy to care for her due to work obligations.
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