This is the ultra fabulous Glitter Squadron and they are about to save the world. Again. Not that most people would know.
Here is Bunny, their fearsome leader. You don’t want to fail her, not because of fear, but because of respect. She will save the world for you, and do that wearing stupendous high heels and her bunny ears.
Bunny is the Squadron’s main recruiter and the one who found Esmeralda, who has her back. There’s also Starlight-in-roller-blades ...
Valentine’s Day is just around the bend, and if you’re looking for a good holiday picture book to share with children, I’ve got just the one for you: J. J. Austrian’s Worm Loves Worm, illustrated by Mike Curato.
Worm and Worm, two nearly identical-looking creatures (only their eyes distinguish them), love one another and want to marry. Cricket points out that they’ll need someone to officiate. Beetle says a best man is necessary (“best beetle”). The bees call for bridesmaids ...
I’ve been away due to a death in the family, so this post has been delayed. As we head into Valentine’s Day, I wish you happy reading and a life full of romance wherever you can find it.
Some great books I’ve read in the last few weeks:
Beverly Jenkins’ recent release, Forbidden, was definitely the “it” book in late January, and for good reason. Jenkins is known for the seamless use of fascinating historical details in her ...
I walked between classes in slow motion,
seeing the ancient intertribal wars
still being fought, in the smallest gestures.
Little things I hadn’t noticed before:
the subtle put-downs, silent revenges.
—American Ace, by Marilyn Nelson
Marilyn Nelson’s American Ace came out last month, and it is lovely. It’s about a boy discovering that his Italian-American grandfather—his father’s father—wasn’t actually his biological grandfather, and that his biological grandfather was actually an American who met his grandmother in Italy during World ...
Is Hollywood running out of good ideas? It seems that literature is providing more and more source material for films as time goes by. Case in point: this latest roundup of science fiction and fantasy books that have been optioned for film or television.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl is the first book in a popular young adult series written by Eoin Colfer. The series, now eight books long, follows the titular 12-year-old character who happens to ...
BOOK REPORT for Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Cover Story: Bang Bang
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Straight Up with a Blogger Twist
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Orange County
Relationship Status: Wingwoman
Cover Story: Bang Bang
This cover (and title) is great—it manages to get a key element of Riley’s appearance across without indicating gender identity or pandering. The minimalistic black and white here really works in a world where nothing is simple for Riley ...
Overnight, our tales about the swamp swung from complete fantasy to an infectious reality. Folks are just as likely to talk about the ghosts that their sister/cousin/uncle saw as they are anything else. As much as I’d like to disavow all of it, there are still some things I can’t explain. And far be it from me to discount a thing because I don’t understand it. I wasn’t blessed with a staggering intellect for nothing.
—Behold the ...
<If I stop to think about it, this whole thing is totally insane.>
<Risking my life…>
<...as crazy as it sounds…>
<....for the first time I can remember…>
<...I feel like I’m in control.>
Rori Lane, Ayane, Shirai, and Nikaido are not your average teenagers—in fact, they are superheroes. Among them, these teens have the ability to consume spirits, control emotions, transform matter, commune with cats, and manipulate the very threads of ...