Animal Skins by Mary Holland

Animal SkinsMary HollandArbordale Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781643513393Reviewed by Lydia (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (03/20) “Animal Skins” by Mary Holland is about lots of animals […]

Dangerous Doorways are for Elfling Princes by H.M. Forrest

I love fantasy stories, so I was excited to read, “Dangerous Doorways are for Elfling Princes” by H.M. Forrest. The book is a collection of stories about elves and is divided into three parts, each part with stories about something specific of the elf world.

Episode by Tracey Morait

I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.

Below the Moon by Alexis Marie Chute

“Below the Moon”, the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination. However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, “Above the Star” to truly appreciate the story.

I Know When You’re Going to Die by Michael J. Bowler

Michael J. Bowler’s “I Know When You’re Going To Die” follows sixteen-year-old Leonardo Cantrell. One night, while volunteering at a local homeless shelter, Leo has a mysterious encounter with one of the shelter’s residents that will change his life forever.

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.

Aline and the Blue Bottle by Carolina Ugaz-Moran

“Aline and the Blue Bottle” by Carolina Ugaz-Morán is a wonderful magical story of a girl named Aline who just wants to be like everyone else, normal. In an instant her life changes and she finds out her past is anything but normal.

What I Tell Myself First by Michael A. Brown

“What I Tell Myself First” by Michael A. Brown is a much-needed tool for educators and parents trying to promote the development of self-esteem in their students and children.

“CeeGee’s Gift” by Joy H. Selak

CeeGee has a gift, she can see things before they happen. She feels as if this gift is a curse, one that she has no control over. Until she meets Mr. Tindale who she confides her “knowings” to. Together they try and use her gift to help people better their lives, no matter how hopeless they seem.

“Poetic Science of Water” by A.C. Lemonwood

“Poetic Science of Water” by A.C. Lemonwood is a children’s book all about water. The book teaches the reader things about water that has to do with biology, earth science, chemistry, and environmental science.

“Two Dark Moons” by Avi Silver

Imagine being stuck in a world rigid in rituals – a place where being different means you’re an outcast and individuality is discouraged. That’s what life is like for Sohmeng Par.

“From God to Us” by Maria L. Ray

: “From God to Us” has a wonderful message for people of all ages to learn and/or be reminded of. I loved how the message empowers people to realize their uniqueness and how, because of this, we truly are special because our actions and contributions are up to us since there is no other us around to do it.

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