Books by Craig Phillips

THE PIPER'S APPRENTICE by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Trolls and ogres and emo preteens. Oh my. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Max and her brother, Carter, are trapped on the enchanted Summer Isle with the misdirected Pied Piper, the evil Grannie Yaga, and the lost children of Hamelin. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >
CHASING SHADOWS by Swati Avasthi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Haunting, mesmerizing and intense. (Graphic fiction hybrid. 13 & up)"
Two friends alternate narration and struggle with grief and trauma after a violent murder. Read full book review >
ZEUS AND THE THUNDERBOLT OF DOOM by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Readers will gobble this down and look for more, make no mythtake. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Promising myth-adventures aplenty, this kickoff episode introduces young Zeus, "a very special, yet clueless godboy." Read full book review >
THE DESERT BENEATH THE SEA by Ann McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Both common and scientific names of animals are given in a pronouncing index, but there are no size references. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author McGovern teams up with marine biologist Clark (``the shark lady'') to scuba dive in the Caribbean and record the strange, beautiful creatures that inhabit the shallow, sandy- bottomed ``desert beneath the sea.'' Despite the tedious ``You are there'' technique (``You look carefully at this desert beneath the sea. Read full book review >