Friday, December 22, 2017

Books, Books, and More Books!

This week we're celebrating books! Today, we've put together a bundle of action and adventure to share with you. If you're on the lookout for great middle grade reads, here are a few we enjoyed. Stop by Wednesdays post if you missed Margo's children's picture book choices. :)

We'll be on break for the holiday. Sending all of our readers warm wishes for a bright new year. See you all around the book block in 2018! ~ F & L
WARMEST WISHES FROM THE CHARACTERS AT THE BEGONIA HOUSE!
BOOK 1 IN THE SERIES/ VIEW BOOKS
Joshua and his best friend, Finn, are busy playing when an intense storm hits. Joshua's grandfather needs to run out for a minute, and he tells them to come inside and stay away from the windows. Unfortunately, when rules get broken- bad things happen. When Finn is snatched through the window by a hand from the sky, Joshua doesn't know what to do, other than taunt the hand so it grabs him too. The world where they wind up is riddled with fallen gods, goddesses, and lots of old magic...

"Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti is a book that I would recommend to anybody who enjoys mythology. Joshua is a character that kids and adults will be able to relate to because he's brave, scared and stubborn. These are qualities most of us demonstrate at one point or another. I like the way that myths were interwoven into the story." ~ Lizzy 

Read Lizzy's full review of Joshua and the Lightning Road
Read our author interview with Donna Galanti
BOOK 1 IN THE SERIES/ VIEW BOOKS
When Charlotte walks into the shop tucked into the alley she is hoping to buy trinkets for her friends from her beach vacation. She doesn’t expect the strange encounter she has with the shopkeeper, but she is thrilled with the ancient looking snow globe that he gives her. Best of all it didn’t cost her anything. All she had to do was agree to tell the truth! Everything changes when she looks into the glowing orb and finds herself transported to a different realm. Danger lurks around each corner and all she knows is that she is far from home...

"Truth Teller by Kurt Chambers is a delightful story. I liked Charlotte because she is strong and inquisitive, which are two character traits that help her in the realm that she finds herself in. There are times when she complains, but who wouldn’t! I was curious from the moment she walked into the odd shop, and I wasn’t so sure Charlotte should accept the gift from the shopkeeper." ~ Lizzy

Read Lizzy's full review of Truth Teller 
Read our author interview with Kurt Chambers 
BOOK 1 IN THE SERIES/ VIEW BOOKS

Pete wakes up on the first day of spring vacation feeling a bit apprehensive about the phone call his aunt is going to get from his principal. At the same time he can’t help but feel bored with the town he lives in. Pete hasn’t lived in the town for very long, only since his parents died. There isn’t much to do and there are a lot of places that are off limits, like the Ornofree Swamp next to his house that is filled with alligators. He only has one friend, Weasel, but they have been getting into too much trouble lately...
"Alligators Overhead by C. Lee McKenzie is a mysterious adventure that will keep you guessing. Pete may like to get into trouble, but he is a typical 12 year-old with a best friend who tries to keep him doing the right thing. Poor Weasel! He gets a little frustrated trying to keep them both from getting into serious trouble. I think kids between the ages of 8 and 14 will love this book if they like old houses, witches, animals, and nature." ~ Lizzy

Read Lizzy's full review of Alligators Overhead
Read our author interview with C. Lee McKenzie  

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46 comments:

  1. These all sound good. Happy holidays to you and yours, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- We enjoyed them all! Happy holidays to you too. Hope you are feeling better. :)

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  2. This was a very nice holiday surprise! Thanks, Jess and Stephanie.

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    1. Lee- So glad we could give you a nice holiday surprise. :) We can't wait for book 3!

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  3. How happy I was to see this today :) You girls are awesome! Thank you so much. And to share an article with the great, C. Lee McKenzie, even better! Hi Lee.

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    1. Kurt- So glad we could make your day and share your story with our readers. :) Hope the holidays were good to you.

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  4. I have come to love middle grade books!

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    1. Patty- Yeah! MG books are such fun! :)

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  5. Thanks so much for including me and Joshua and the Lightning Road! Happy holidays to you both!

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    1. Donna- We love Joshua and were happy to share the first story in the series. Hope your holidays were happy! :)

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  6. I think these all sound good.
    Wishing you Happy Holidays.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Books are indeed magic. I hope your holidays are bursting at the seems with them.

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    1. EC- Thanks for the good wishes. Hope your holidays were bursting with books too. :)

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  8. A great three. Hope a grand Christmas is had at your pad.

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    1. Pat- We hope your holidays were lovely! :)

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  9. A lovely selection box of books for Christmas thank you!
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday time. xx

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    1. Barbara- Glad you enjoyed the selection. Hope your holidays were wonderful. :)

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  10. I wish I could throw lightning on certain people.... tons of them actually :)

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  11. Hi Jess and Stephanie - books are magic ... and it's lovely to see Lee's book here. You two have a lovely time with your families and friends enjoying all the laughter and fun that comes at times like these - take care - Happy Christmas = cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- Thanks for the good wishes. Hope you are staying warm up there in the cold. :) Maybe you are snuggling up with a good book or two.

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  12. Great sketches. And books are actually my go-to gifts to give and my favorite presents to receive.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Lux- Books are the best presents. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! We hope you did too! :)

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  14. Lovely post sweetie :D All of these books looks awesome. Maybe not for me, but curious even so. <3 Thank you for sharing :) Hope you have the best Christmas. <3

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    1. Carina- Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and thanks for stopping by. :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing all these books!!!
    Hope you've been having great holidays! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- You are welcome. Thanks for visiting. Hope your Christmas was delightful. :)

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  16. Those are all good books!

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best in 2018!

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    1. Sherry- We loved them all.

      We hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. May 2018 be a happy and healthy one for you. :)

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  17. Hope yall had a wonderful Christmas! Happy almost New Year!

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    1. Anna- Our Christmases were great. We hope your Christmas was wonderful too. Happy 2018 to you! :)

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  18. Those sound really good. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Happy New Year to you, too! :)

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  19. Keep celebrating books, Jess & Stephanie! Happy 2018 to you and your loved ones.

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    1. Thanks, Claudine. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018. :)

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  20. As a kid there just didn't seem to be as many cool books for young people as it is today, so I'm thrilled to see these. When visiting the library, I get such a kick when I see kids carrying piles of books to read just for fun. Thanks for such great ones to choose from and Happy New Year! Hugs...RO

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    1. Ro- Aren't the choices out there fantastic. Love to see all the books out there and so many to choose from. Yeah! Wishing you a happy 2018. :)

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  21. These all sound delightful.
    Happy Holidays.

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    1. Sandra- We enjoyed them all! Happy Holidays to you, too! :)

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  22. Good to see books being celebrated! I love the Donna Galanti book cover, btw! First time here Jess and, I quite like it. Hope to see you around.

    Happy New Year, dear!

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    1. We love Donna's cover too! Happy New Year!

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  23. Joshua and the Lightning Road reminds me why I love The Lightning Thief so much. Joshua reminds me of Percy when he taunts the hand to grab him too.

    Congrats on the second book!!!

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    1. Adriana- We love both series too. Such fun and the main characters definitely have moxie. :)

      Thanks for the good wishes on the second book.

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