A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong

So devastating and yet so gorgeous.  This book takes a unique approach to the story of Japanese Internment. The story opens when the World War II is over. Hanako’s parents have agreed to renounce their US Citizenship and  move to Japan to live with her grandparents. Jiichan (grandfather) and Baachan (grandmother) are tenant subsistence farmers […]


The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins

Terrific Middle Grade debut about a young girl growing up in 1970’s Tennessee who wonders if everyone tells lies all the time. “I just never realized, even when i was bobbing like a cork in an ocean of falsehoods.” Lyndie is living with some hard realities: her dad went to Vietnam and never fully recovered. […]


Podkin One Ear (Longburrow #1)

Podkin One Ear (Longburrow #1)

The premise of this story is that humans have ceased walking the earth and rabbits have taken over, rabbits that talk and wear clothes and live in burrows and have a deep history. It is an idyllic existence. But it is suddenly threatened by an evil that came from ‘burrowing too deep’ in the earth, […]


Running with Wolves: The story of life with the Sawtooth Pack

Running with Wolves: The story of life with the Sawtooth Pack

Thrilling story of a National Geographic filmmaker who lives with captive wolves for 6 years in order to capture on film the intimate relationships in a wolf pack. The filmmaker and his veterinarian girlfriend and then wife, narrate the story so that you feel that you, too, lived with the wolves, gained their trust and […]


The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with the Africa’s Last Great Herds

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with the Africa’s Last Great Herds

Gorgeous, elegiac book in which award-winning nature writer Sy Montgomery takes you on a dream safari with the world’s foremost expert on wildebeest, the keystone species for the whole Serengeti. The details of how the wildebeest shape and share the African plain are fascinating. Along the way, you also get to learn about many of […]


Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea

Fantastic story of a queen in exile as told by a young girl raised in the nunnery that is her prison. Thrilling and full of unexpected twists and turns, this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel is a joy to read. This story is based on the early life of Queen Elizabeth I, and her kingdom of […]


The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

I cried at the end. This book is beautifully written, really funny in places and a wonderful story of how family is who you invite on your “bus.” Coyote and her dad Rodeo have been riding around the country in a yellow school bus called YAGER, for 5 years. And Coyote has followed all the […]


Beverly, Right Here

Beverly, Right Here

Beautifully completes the trilogy that started with Raymie Nightingale. We follow Beverly when she’s a bit older and has run away from her abusive alchoholic mother because her dog died. She is very strong and finds a small family for herself in a nearby FL town. Gorgeous, perfect and full of wonderful characters. Available September […]


Becoming Emily: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Krystyna Poray Goddu

Becoming Emily: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Krystyna Poray Goddu

Introducing Emily Dickinson to middle grade readers using Emily’s own words from letters and poems, this book focuses on her early years and friendships, but also includes the rest of her life. Ms. Goddu shares the cultural context of Emily’s time, but, as a reader, you also feel you know Ms. Dickinson well by the […]


Stone River Crossing by Tom Tingle

Stone River Crossing by Tom Tingle

Martha Tom,  a Choctaw girl, crosses the river and befriends Lil’ Mo whose enslaved family works on a plantation in the Southeastern United States in the early 1800’s.  Soon after, Lil’ Mo’s family is threatened with forced separation.  Told with humor, warmth and heart, this story has a climax based on Choctaw folklore, told with […]