Category Archives: children’s

E-Sports Competitions by Meg Marquardt

Publisher Norwood House focuses on ‘informational’ books for grades K-8. With these three books on gaming (Professional Gaming Careers, E-Sports Competitions, E-Sports Game Design), we get survey overviews in a picture heavy format that give a brief overview of the … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, children's, childrens, non fiction | Leave a comment

Professional Gaming Careers by Sue Bradford Edwards

Publisher Norwood House focuses on ‘informational’ books for grades K-8. With these three books on gaming (Professional Gaming Careers, E-Sports Competitions, E-Sports Game Design), we get survey overviews in a picture heavy format that give a brief overview of the … Continue reading

Posted in children's, non fiction, nonfiction | Leave a comment

Diadem of Death by BR Myers

Diadem of Death was an enjoyable read – I found the writing in this second book in the series to be much tighter and with greater focus on the mystery rather than teen angst. Moving the action to Egypt brought … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, children's, childrens, contemporary, mystery | Leave a comment

The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

The Little Mermaid, by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, has always been one of my favorite stories. Not the Disney version, which had its own charm to be sure, but the original and much sadder fairytale of love, loss, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, children's, childrens, urban fantasy | Leave a comment

The Backstagers Act 1 by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh

The Backstages is a difficult one for me to review; this is a short first introductory issue that pretty much sets up the premise of the series (magical realism, friendships, bonding, lots of drama) that may or may not get … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, children's, graphic novel, urban fantasy | Leave a comment

Mer by Joelle Sellner

In trying to sum up Mer, I couldn’t help but think that this is the mermaid verison of Twilight – but dumbed down even further for graphic novel format. The plot is silly, the characters unrealistic, the romance forced, the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, children's, childrens, romance, urban fantasy, YA | Leave a comment

Awake Escape From Gremon By Beneville, Hess, Lang

Awake has many of the superior storytelling aspects that I greatly enjoyed in Avatar: The Last Airbender series: interesting worldbuilding, excellent and distinct illustrations, and a charming set of characters. While it doesn’t reach the highs and lows of nuanced … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, children's, childrens, graphic novel, sci fi, sci-fi | Leave a comment