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With the Courage of a Mouse, Donna Sager Cowan

Children & Picture Book, Literature & Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Catt the cat is without a home or even a real name.  After she is dumped in an alley, snarling dogs chase her straight through a hidden portal and into Sweet Meadows.  Catt sees a mouse fall from the sky. He’s not just any mouse, he is wearing a vest and coat.  *      … Read more

The Innkeeper’s Son, K.C. Herbel

Children & Picture Book, Fantasy, Magic & Sword and Sorcery, Middle Grade Fiction, Teen & Young Adult

Billy cheerfully runs The Valley’s Finest Inn with his father and daydreams of a fantasy life in the distant courts of the kingdom. One night, a murderous stranger from his secret past emerges to take from him his life and the magic ring that belonged to his mother. Billy must flee home to stay alive … Read more

The Sacred Artifact, Caldric Blackwell

Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Magic & Sword and Sorcery, Middle Grade Fiction

Determined to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact, fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, journey to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice of a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus. With the help of a witty archer, Audrey Clife, they trek across dangerous lands, compete in a cutthroat tournament, and … Read more

The Boy Who Talks in Bits and Bobs, Eva Wong Nava

Children & Picture Book, Education & Teaching, Literature & Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Owen is a boy like any other ordinary little boy. He loves to play the ukulele and he loves to sing. But speaking does not come easily to Owen. He speaks in bits and bobs. He finds that anything is possible with love, kindness and patience. The Boy Who Talks in Bits and Bobs is … Read more

The Library of Secrets: The Giant Mistake, Zoe Penn

Children & Picture Book, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction, Teen & Young Adult

Twelve year old Sophia and her younger brother Mark find a mysterious book at the local library and take it home. At first, it seems like just an ancient collection of stories, but soon, the children will discover that it is a portal to another world, Almation – and before they know it, they are … Read more

The Missing Alchemist, Caldric Blackwell

Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Magic & Sword and Sorcery, Middle Grade Fiction

Having grown up in an orphanage, Craig Pike appreciates his comfortable life as a student of Cornelius, a famous alchemist. But when Cornelius is kidnapped, Craig leaves comfort behind to search for him. Craig teams up with Audrey Clife, a clever archer, and together they travel across mysterious lands and battle otherworldly creatures. Their journey … Read more

My Teacher Dad, Sonya Annita Song

Children & Picture Book, Literature & Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

That’s why it’s so important for children to associate reading with… …positive feelings of fun and enjoyment…  …engaging illustrations that stimulate creativity and curiosity… …creative rhymes that flow naturally and dynamically…   Because a really fun book will help children fall in love with reading… …which in turn can increase reading comprehension… …improve school performance… …and … Read more