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 […]


A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

This is a magical collection of short stories.  Each piece is inspired by an Asian myth, legend or tale.  There’s a wonderful mix of genres and time periods from sci-fi with androids to a feast with ghosts in present day.  While each story is a quick read; each one pulls you into its right away. […]


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 […]


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Fun, wry, ridiculous love story set in the LA world of bookstores, quiz shows and freeways. Nina Hill is a wonderful introverted anxious young adult character  whose whole life is disrupted during the course of the book. An only child, she finds out she has a family about which she never guessed.  A bookstore employee, […]


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 […]


The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

Historical fiction meets fantasy in this story of travel, adventure and friendship during the Victorian era. Merrick Tremayne, a botanist injured while smuggling opium for the East India Company, is sent by them to Peru to steal shoots from the “quinine tree” so that the Company will have its own supply. Merrick finds forests full […]


Waning Age by S.E. Grove

Waning Age by S.E. Grove

Imagine a world where everyone loses their emotions once they become a teen.  This is Natalia Peña’s reality.  Natalia and her brother, Calvino,  are parentless and living with guardians.   Calvino is a few years younger and his emotions should have started to wane, but they’re not.  After Calvino takes a test regarding his emotions at […]


A Circle of Elephants

A Circle of Elephants

This is a well written, heartfelt story of a thirteen year old Elephant boy in 1975 Nepal who works with his “elephant brother, Hira Prashad,” to keep animals and humans safe in the Boarderlands area.  A Circle of Elephants is a sequel and throughout the text refers to the protagonists’ earlier experiences, captured in What […]


Cogheart

Cogheart

Wonderful (and terrifying) story set in a terrific steampunk world replete with airships, mechanical animals, and very bad guys with silver eyes. A page turner with heart and wind up keys. Lily lost her mother years ago – and now word comes that her father’s been lost in an airship accident. Then her governess threatens […]


There’s Something about Sweetie

There’s Something about Sweetie

A lovely teen romance with South Asian American athlete protagonists.  Ashish is a star basketball athlete at his school but he’s lost his flow because of a bad break up with his ex girl friend. Sweetie is the star runner in her school, but she’s also carrying some extra weight. Her mother feels strongly (along […]