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THE HEDGEHOG OF OZ by Cory Leonardo

I love Cory Leonardo's books, and was thrilled to feature her debut, The Simple Art of Flying. In THE HEDGEHOG OF OZ, Leonardo deviates from the birds and follows Marcel, a hedgehog with a big heart, in his journey toward hope.   Marcel…
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WE SHALL BE MONSTERS by Tara Sim

I love Tara Sim and her books, and have featured her multiple times with The City of Dusk, Ravage the Dark, Scavange the Stars, Chainbreaker and Timekeeper. Her newest novel, WE SHALL BE MONSTERS debuted on June 25, 2024.   After…
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MASQUERADE OF THE HEART by Katy Rose Pool

The last time I featured Katy Rose Pool, her debut novel, There Will Come a Darkness had just come out. Katy has now published a few other books, the latest of which, MASQUERADE OF THE HEART, is the second and final installment in her Garden…
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THE TENTH MISTAKE OF HANK HOOPERMAN by Gennifer Choldenko

I have been an avid fan of Gennifer Choldenko and her books for quite some time, and was honored to feature Dogtown (co-written with Katherine Applegate), Orphan Eleven, and Chasing Secrets. Her newest middle grade book, THE TENTH MISTAKE OF…
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HART & SOULS by Lisa Schmid

I've featured Lisa Schmid before, with her middle grade mystery Ollie Oxley and the Ghost. When I heard the premise of her newest book, HART & SOULS, it pretty much blew me out of the water. The book has an expected release of July 23, 2024…
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MURRAY OUT OF WATER by Taylor Tracy

It's been awhile since I've read a novel in verse, but MURRAY OUT OF WATER by Taylor Tracy has knocked me "out of water" with its deft use of imagery and poignant words that hold so much weight with their beauty. This book came out on May 21,…
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I WISH YOU WOULD by Eva Des Lauriers

I always love a good YA friends to enemies to lovers romance, so when I met Eva Des Lauriers at a book event and heard about her debut, I WISH YOU WOULD, which came out last Tuesday, May 21, 2024, I couldn't wait to feature it.   It’s…
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THE TRUTH ABOUT TRIANGLES by Michael Leali

I first met Michael Leali at a recent local author event, and I was thrilled to learn about his books. His middle grade novel THE TRUTH ABOUT TRIANGLES comes out today, May 21, 2024.   Twelve-year-old Luca Salvatore is always running…
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A YEAR OF CELEBRACIONES by Carrie Lara

Carrie Lara's newest picture book, A YEAR OF CELEBRACIONES, debuted on October 17, 2023, and I'm thrilled spread word about it. I've featured the other companion books in this series, including Marvelous Maravilloso and The Heart of Mi Familia,…
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JUST SHY OF ORDINARY by A.J. Sass

I've read and liked a lot of A.J. Sass's books, and have been lucky to feature Ana on the Edge, Ellen Outside the Lines, and Camp Quiltbag, which he cowrote with Nicole Melleby.  His newest middle grade novel, JUST SHY OF ORDINARY, debuted…