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  • Porcupine's Pie by Laura Renauld, Jennie Poh

    Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Porcupine is going down to the creek to wash her cranberries for the pie she's making for a party.  On the way, she visits with her neighbors.PR by the Book and the author shared this book with me for a review (thank you).  It has just been published and you can buy a copy now.Ms. Poh's illustrations are whimsical and cute and add to the tales charm.  This is a lovely book for sharing for Thanksgiving with little ones.Each neighbor says they can't make their traditional dishes because they are lacking an ingredient.  She tells them all to go what Read More
  • The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer, Otto Penzler

    Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hildegarde is working as a technical advisor on a Lizzie Borden film in Los Angeles.  She didn't expect the guy across the hall to get killed.  She also didn't expect the cop on the lot to call it an accident.American Mystery Classics and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.Hildegarde calls her cop back home and tells him what's going on.  She even runs across a name that is familiar to him and he's anxious to stop the bad guy, so he's on Read More
  • This Is a Whoopsie! by Andrew Cangelose, Josh Shipley

    Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is a story about a clumsy moose.  A moose is athletic, agile, and able to do a lot of physical athletic things.  Not Whoopsie.Lion Forge and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 16th.Whoopsie is clumsy.  He can hardly walk without trouble and you should see him run!He manages to knock the text down off a page and tries to put it back together.  His nonsensical sentences will make you laugh!This is a funny story about a silly moose that will make you smile and keep you smiling even after Read More
  • The Cow Said Neigh! A Farm Story by Rory Feek

    Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Who ever heard a cow go neigh?  Wait until you meet all the animals on this farm.  Not one makes the right kind of noise!Thomas Nelson's Children's Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.The cutest is watching the dog meow.  And if that's not enough for you, the farmer moos Read More
  • The Monastery Murders

    Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
  • Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens

    Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Daisy and Hazel are getting to spend Christmas is in Cambridge.  The boy's hall is much more exciting but they're not allowed in very often.  When one of the twin boys dies, they are determined to find out why.Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can buy a copy now.The boy who died was not the one expected.  They thought the other one was being endangered.  Then the second one died.  Who killed them?  Who thought they would get the inheritance?  And Read More
  • Don't Wake the Tiger! (A Changing Faces Book) By Nathan Thoms and Illustrator Carles Ballesteros

    Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is a fun book to read.  Each page you turn wakes the animal up!Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today.There's a tiger, panda, lion and elephant and they all wake up as you turn the pages.  What fun for a little one!  Who do you have around your house that you don't want to wake up?  At home. it was Daddy.  He worked nights and slept during the day.  He was almost as bad as a lion if you woke him up early Read More
  • Death on the Edge by Sara Paretsky

    Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    V I is going back to school to help solve a problem with essays entered in a contest.  When she goes to speak to the teacher with concerns, she finds her dead...Witness Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.The winning story is about sitting at a stop sign and seeing your uncle killed by a stray bullet in a gang shooting.  The only problem is the essay is her cousin's and it was about her father.  While V I tries to Read More
  • Kat Wolfe Investigates: A Wolfe & Lamb Mystery by Lauren St. John

    Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Kat and her mother move to a small town in a cove who needs a veterinarian.  Thy are lucky enough that housing is included.  Soon, Kat decides to take on pet sitting so she can earn enough to buy her own laptop.  She has no idea what trouble that will lead her to...Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 9th.Her first customer is a man with a parrot.  He has to go on trip and wants her to care for his Read More
  • Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure by Torben Kuhlmann

    Sun, 07 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    When they find a map to a treasure beneath the sea, the first thing they must to is make something to take them below the sea...NorthSouth Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.It takes them some experimenting to come up with a workable unit to go beneath the sea.  As they go to look, they find the shipwreck fairly easily.  They run across the human treasure but they have to look further for the mouse treasure.  You'll never guess what it is...  Read More
  • The Monastery Murders: A Stanton and Barling Mystery by E.M. Powell

    Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Barling is sent to a monastery that has had a horrendous killing.  He takes Stanton with him because they do well on solving murder mysteries together.  He has no idea what he will be facing when he gets there...Thomas Mercer and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published.Winter is setting in when they arrive and it's a dangerous trek to the isolated monastery but they make it safely.  Barling is unpleasantly surprised by the abbot who is an old enemy of his.  But he intends to find the murderer.  He's told Read More
  • Luke and Lottie: It's Halloween! by Ruth Wielockx

    Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Luke's a ghost and Lottie is a witch for Halloween.  They are the cutest little things and they are ready to trick or treat.Clavis and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.You can see them go from home to home gathering treats.  Everyone is having a good time, just like Halloween should be.The illustrations are colorful and full of whimsy.  This is great book to introduce your child to Halloween. Read More
  • Fish-Boy: An Inuit Folk Tale by Vanita Oelschlager

    Sat, 06 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    He is part fish and part boy, and he asks the fisherman to be his father.  The fisherman is hesitant about that but when the fish boy shows him where the big fish are, he agrees.Vanita Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.When they venture to another island to fish, they are met with scorn.  They are especially mean to fish boy.  So he turns them into sea parrots.  When they leave, he reverses the spell but the ones that were mean don't Read More
  • Sloppy Takes the Plunge by Sean Julian

    Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sloppy would like to have a hug but he's covered in mud.  She tells him he needs to clean up first.  He tells her tree dragons love mud baths.  So, no hug until he's clean.NorthSouth Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.He really wants a hug so he goes over to the pond, gathers his strength, and jumps in.  And, guess what?  Feeling clean is great!  And now he can get his hug! Read More
  • Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery by Laurie Loewenstein

    Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Being Sheriff in a small town is usually pretty tame.  He's running for re-election and has someone running against him.  He's concerned but he's not as politically motivated as his opponent.  Then a big dust storm comes through and turns everything black and full of dirt.  It's even worse when the theater manager finds a dead body out his back door.  Initial thought was that the dust storm killed him, but no.  Someone whacked him in the head...Akashic Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).   It has been published and you can Read More
  • Captive by Donna J. Stoltzfus

    Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    He hates Germans.  His father is in the war fighting them and he has no reason to like them.  So why do the people he's working bring them in to work on the farm?Schiffer Kids and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 28th.What John discovers is that they are not monsters, they're just people like us.  They didn't join the service because they wanted to, they had to.  Hans even saved his life when the building they were working began burning.  His attitude about the Germans is changing.But when his Read More
  • Liza Jane & the Dragon by Laura Lippman, Kate Samworth

    Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Liza gets tired of her parents and her perfect life.  She decides to fire them and hire a new parent and she puts up an ad saying no experience required.Akashic Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review.  It has been published, so you can get a copy now.I'm not sure where her parents went after being fired but her new parent is happy to move in.  Of all things, she's hired a dragon.  That means the house suddenly has burn marks in odd places, the pizza delivery person will no longer come in the house, Read More
  • The Adventures of Phatty & Payaso: Central Park by Marie Unanue

    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Phatty is a nice big thirty-pound cat.  He enjoys living in his apartment with his friend across the hall and the other animals in his home.  Lounging in the sun suits him just fine.  That is until a mean hawk says he's coming for the animals and will take them all out on a certain date.iUniverse and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can by a copy now.This is a fun read.  Phatty tries to hide under the couch and his butt and back legs stick out because Read More
  • Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    While the Riveters have been retired for a while, it doesn't mean they've settled down...Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has just been published so you can get a copy now.Rosie and her friends are just full of questions and the Riveters have most of the answers.  I knew a woman who was a riveter in my hometown.  She was quite a character.  They didn't become riveters because they were shy.Rosie likes to do engineering projects, so when they ask her to help out a fellow riveter who broke her Read More
  • Little Honour by Penny Freedman

    Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Gina is moving into a new flat and has more room for visiting family members now.  Her youngest daughter is in a Shakespeare play and wants her to watch rehearsals.  Her older daughter's four year old son has to have heart surgery for a hole in his heart.  And her old boyfriend is back in her life again. Troubador Publishing Limited and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 28th.Gina is a strong-willed stubborn women.  David, her old boyfriend, has the same traits.  That's why they broke up.  But now Read More
  • The Elsewhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

    Tue, 02 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Ellie's father has died and left the Nowhere Emporium to David.  He can feel what's happening in the building and he knows when things aren't right.  He also uses the old man's spell book to set things right.  But this time he doesn't know who was let loose or where the Elsewhere Emporium went...Kelpies and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.This story is full of magic.  There's a dead woman who is still walking and talking due to a magic pendant.  There are twins who don't speak to each other anymore.  Read More
  • Postcards From a War by Vanita Oelschlager

    Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    When her father went to war, she waited at home for his return and read the postcards he sent.  He never mentioned any danger.  He even sent some illustrations to show her the camp.VanitaBooka and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.Thia is a collection of postcards the author got from her father.  My father served in the same war but I wasn't born yet so his letters were mostly love letters to my mom.  Vanita's letters are to a family and sweet in their Read More
  • Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani

    Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    This book illustrates how you can balance things.  It's a lot like using a scale but in this story, it's a tree.Abram Appleseed sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.The story starts with an equal number of birds on both sides of the tree.  Then some of them leave from both sides.  Finally there is only one left.  And here comes a HUGE bird that is going for the opposite side of the tree.  What's the little bird to do?This is a very easy way to teach your little Read More
  • The Tiger's Egg by Nele Brönner

    Sun, 30 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's a tiger.  What does he do when an egg falls on him?  He protects it and waits for it to hatch.NorthSouth Books and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.This is a sweet story.  When the egg hatches he has this little bird with long legs and feathers that are almost the same color as his fur.  He has to find some insects for the bird which he does.  He even teaches him how to roar, although it's more of a Read More
  • The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell

    Sun, 30 Sep 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Imagine a train trolls run with a bear that fills the boiler.  Now imagine that running through your living room...Feiwel and Friends and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 2nd.Her parents were asleep on the couch, so she went up to bed by herself.  Then she hears what sounds like a burglar but it's not...She chats with the engineer, sees the train, and jumps on as a stowaway as it goes by.  She has no idea what kind of adventure she will have.She's pressed into postal service delivery and her Read More
  • Snowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains by Milisava Petkovic, Xuan Loc Xuan

    Sat, 29 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Snowy goes on a walk with Mom and gets lost.  Can he find his way home?Happy Fox Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you buy a copy now.The illustrations are sweet and go well with the story.  Snowy has to ask the forest animals to help him home.  They do, each animal teaching him something along the way.  For example, a bunny teaches him how to jump.It's a cute story and he does make it home.  I enjoyed this read. Read More
  • Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks

    Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sanity and Tallulah live on space station and are best friends.  They have no idea how much trouble creating a three headed kitten will get them into.Disney Hyperion and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this graphic novel (thank you).  It will be published October 23rd.When the kitten is discovered, it's confiscated.  But it escapes before they can hurt it.  The girls go to find the kitten who has grown large and they find rats chewing wires and drinking a liquid that kills them.  When they discover the vat of liquid is empty, the ship can't run without it.Their Read More
  • A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn

    Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She is running handcrafters shop where she sells other's goods.  It's fairly successful. She never expected to find the the shop owner next door dead on the floor killed by a knitting needle.Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 19th. As they center on suspects, she knows they didn't do that and she tells the cops that.  They don't listen to her but the suspects are released so maybe she did some good.  She finds the missing matching knitting needle at a yard sale and she knows who Read More
  • Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She finds a baby Aquicorn that has been injured and she works on making it well.  She doesn't realize that her aunt visited with them in the past.  She was asked to slow the fishing in their area but refused to do it.Oni Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review.  It will be published the 16th of October. When her niece visits the cove and hears their plea to stop using plastic nets, she adds her voice to theirs.  Her Aunt agrees and they go back to their hand tied nets.Taking too much from the ocean is Read More
  • Dead in the Dark by Stephen Booth

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Ten years ago his wife went missing.  Everyone thought he killed her but they could find no body.  Now he's missing...Witness Impulse and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.Fry has a murder to solve with no suspects.  She's also working on a human slavery case.  Cooper is trying to find the husband and he's trying to track down the wife.  Did she just walk away?  Did he kill her?This was an interesting read that had some surprises in it.  What happened to the husband was amazing and appropriate, even if Read More
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