Category Archives: Book Review

Audio Book Review – Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

By Awnali Mills At the recommendation of a co-worker, I listened to Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.  Rose Justice is an American courier pilot for Britain during WWII.  She’s dealing with the grief of losing friends and the tedium … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stealing Our Way Home by Cecilia Galante

By Awnali Mills Twelve year old Jack and ten year old Pippa’s mother died a few months ago, and their dad seems totally lost.  He’s spending all his time at work and leaving all the “mothering” to Jack.  But when … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini

By Awnali Mills Kelly just wants to earn enough money to go to summer camp, but when her best friend suggests babysitting, Kelly is hesitant.  She doesn’t actually like kids.  So when her mother volunteers her to babysit on Halloween, … Continue reading

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Book Review – I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

By Awnali Mills Ten year old Mamie’s last assignment before leaving school in June of 1969 is to write a letter to an astronaut.  Everyone else chooses Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but Mamie feels sorry for Michael Collins, since … Continue reading

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Book Review – William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle by Bobbie Peers

By Awnali Mills William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but nobody can know that.  His family is in hiding because of something that happened to his grandfather—but nobody will talk about that.  Still, William can’t resist solving The Impossible Puzzle, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath by Jacob Sager Weinstein

By Awnali Mills Hyacinth just wants to wash her hands in warm water. But when she mixes the hot and cold water from the tap, everything falls apart. Her mother is kidnapped by mud men, and the cross neighbor from … Continue reading

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Book Review – Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green

By Awnali Mills Macy’s world is changing, and she’s not happy about it.  She’s deaf, and gets in a fight with her only friend who signs.  Now they aren’t speaking and Macy is lonely.  Her mother is getting married, and … Continue reading

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