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The Emperor Returns by William Durkin and Shayne Durkin


In 2014, a ten-year-old girl asked her father if he could assist her in writing a book. That book was Emperor Norton’s Treasure Hunt, a “real life adventure” based in 1950s San Francisco – a local paper devises a treasure hunt with clues in their publication in order to boost sales and win the war for newspaper supremacy in the ... Read More »

Review: Stumbling On A Tale (Time to Time #2) by Suzanne Roche

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★★★★½ It all started with a book. Now three siblings are stuck together, traveling through time, once again…whether they like it or not. Join Peri, Henry, and Max – two siblings and a half, in reverse order – as they make their way from the high spirits and high seas of an immigration ship en route to New York, and ... Read More »

Review: The Little Scary Book by Kevin Duncan

The Little Scary Book by Kevin Duncan

★★★★½ The Little Scary Book by Kevin Duncan is a horror story collection, with ten stories for “anyone who was ever young.” This extremely brief description is surprisingly effective at summarizing the piece; the collection is meant for the slightly younger scare-fans out there, though with just as much for an older reader to enjoy. Slip back into the shoes of ... Read More »

Review: Olga by Ted Kelsey ★★★★★

Olga by Ted Kelsey

Olga, written by Ted Kelsey and illustrated by Dillon Samuelson, is an exciting novel for children that will captivate readers of all ages. Jack and Sally are typical twelve-year-olds who experience the most extraordinary journey when they see a strange figure dancing in a dark field near their homes.  They decide to investigate, and are whisked away to a mysterious ... Read More »

Puzzle Trees by Thom Mark Shepard

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Puzzle Trees by Thom Mark Shepard is an entertaining coming of age novel with a bit of horror thrown into the mix. Joe Sheffield is an awkward but thoughtful high school freshman whose best friends move away. Entering high school is hard enough without having to tackle it alone. Joe begins looking for the principal’s missing cats in the area ... Read More »