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Best Indie Middle-Grade and Young Adult of 2018

  • FICTION

    WHERE DRAGONWOOFS SLEEP AND THE FADING CREEPS

    JUNE 5, 2018

  • TEEN

    BY A CHARM & A CURSE

    FEB. 6, 2018

  • FICTION

    RAY VS THE MEANING OF LIFE

    MAY 15, 2018

FICTION

RAY VS THE MEANING OF LIFE

by Michael F. Stewart

A tale spins its answer to an age-old question into an inclusive, hilarious, and thought-provoking yarn. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • INDIE

    MATTHEW PATTERSON AND THE WISH DEFENDERS

    MARCH 30, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE PUDDLE CLUB

    JAN. 3, 2018

FICTION

THE PUDDLE CLUB

by Michael McGruther Gregg Russell

A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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