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The Green Ember by S.D Smith

After their home is raided by wolf soldiers, young rabbit siblings, Heather and Pickett, find shelter in a mountain enclave of rabbits. There they learn more about their world, and the surprising part their family has played in the history of their kind. An epic fantasy in the tradition of Tolkien, except all the characters… Continue reading The Green Ember by S.D Smith

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Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna

Twelve year old Kiki Kallira has anxiety, and the only things that helps silence the voice of doom inside her is to draw. Kiki’s drawings are extensive and delightful, inspired by the stories from her family’s Indian heritage. There’s a group of orphans called The Crows, one of her ancestors that broke the mold, and… Continue reading Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna

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The Hideaway by Pam Smy

The story of Billy McKenna, a 13 year old boy who runs away from his troubled home, The Hideaway shows both Billy’s attempt to escape and his mother’s search for her missing son. Fully illustrated by the author, this is a beautiful, moving, extremely emotional book that realistically portrays the nightmare of domestic abuse and… Continue reading The Hideaway by Pam Smy

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Blackberry Book Tour: Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy

About the book “Supposing for a moment that by sheer luck you stumbled on to one of the three gates of the city, you would not be able to open it. Even if you found out the password for one, you would still have to escape from Fang.” “Who’s Fang?” Though Alan had a sinking… Continue reading Blackberry Book Tour: Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy

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The Eternal City of the Obsidian Toad by Elizabeth Eckstein

Novice alchemists, thirteen year olds Mathew and Simon, accompany Master Ragnardt to Prague to find a cure for Grand Master Thorbrand, who has fallen suddenly and mysteriously ill. The Apocrypolis, a labyrinthine city beneath Prague, is full of wonders and dangers. While Ragnardt continues to look for answers in Czechia, Matthew and Simon join Veronica… Continue reading The Eternal City of the Obsidian Toad by Elizabeth Eckstein