Outskirts Press

“Mirror City” by David D. Bernstein
“Mirror City” by David D. Bernstein 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Mirror City” by David D. Bernstein is the story of a boy named James who gets angry a lot. It seemed like everyone in his family did something he didn’t like and was mean to him. One day at dinner, James couldn’t control his anger and got sent to his room. While there, he punched his mirror and was transported to another time and place where everyone was nice to him. After calming down and thinking about his situation again, he returned to his room, and things were better for him. read more
“The Lunch Money Treasure” by Gary Rivera
“The Lunch Money Treasure” by Gary Rivera 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
“The Lunch Money Treasure: A Smoochie Adventure ” by Gary Rivera is an exciting teen and young adult mystery that infuses life back into the genre. There is also a heartwarming theme to it, as the plot revolves around looking for buried treasure from two decades ago that will help reunite two lost loves, one of whom is a bully. A reward also comes from solving this mystery. If you put yourself in the protagonist’s shoes, you will find yourself solving this mystery with only four words as your clue, and with the help of your good friends. You would have to face embarrassment and teasing, but the hard part is that you would be doing all of this just as middle school is starting, and you are 11 years old. Oh, and your name is Smoochie, which is interesting. read more
“The Bear That Wasn’t There” by Cheryl Charanian
“The Bear That Wasn’t There” by Cheryl Charanian 175 113 Reader Views Kids
“The Bear That Wasn’t There” written and illustrated by Cheryl Charanian, is an adorable teddy-bear themed children’s book that any teddy bear fan will enjoy. Charanian knows how to get into the heart of a child, and this story will touch adults, too. read more
“Tale of the Last Whale” by Julia Irwin
“Tale of the Last Whale” by Julia Irwin 175 142 Reader Views Kids
“Tale of the Last Whale” by Julia Irwin, is a children’s book loaded with word fun for both children and adult readers. The book is about homophones, words that sound the same, but may be spelled differently or have different meanings, like “two” and “too”. read more
“Max Goes to Town” by Cynthia L. Clark
“Max Goes to Town” by Cynthia L. Clark 175 175 Reader Views Kids
“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. read more
“If I Could Talk to the Trees” by Carol Weygandt Smedley
“If I Could Talk to the Trees” by Carol Weygandt Smedley 175 251 Reader Views Kids
Beginning with Owen fishing by the river behind Mom Mom’s house, they pack a lunch and head out to see the forest. Through Owen’s questions about the stunning things he sees along the way (combined with his grandmother’s bright, colorful pictures), readers get to stop, watch and learn all about the mighty bald eagle, the woodpecker and the deer. We get to see pictures of trees that transform with the seasons, changing into those bright red colors of autumn to a whole lot more. read more