January 31, 2014

[Book Review] A Surprise for Caroline (American Girls: Caroline, #3) by Kathleen Ernst


Caroline imagined it would be great fun to have two girls staying at her house for the winter. But her friend Rhonda Hathaway and her cousin Lydia are both twelve, and sometimes they seem to be better friends with each other than with Caroline. Worse, they'd rather stay inside styling hair than go skating and sledding! Nothing Caroline tries seems to change things, not even the special Christmas gift she gives Rhonda. Finally, hurt feelings lead Caroline to make a rash decision--one that puts all three girls on very thin ice!

January 30, 2014

[Book Review] Claw The Giant Ape (Beast Quest, #8) by Adam Blade


Everyone in Avantia knows the terrors of the jungle: creatures that pluck men from the ground and eat them whole: plants whose rich scents could overwhelm a person at twenty paces. Few dare to enter--and fewer still return.

But Tom has no choice. The next stage of his journey lies at the very heart of the jungle, where a terrible creature resides, evil as the wizard who created him.

January 29, 2014

[Book Review] Barbie: The Front Window


As a successful dressmaker in the Victorian era, Barbie has everything she could ever want--except the right to vote! When the local paper refuses to print a story on women's rights, Barbie's and Skipper's beliefs are put to the test. They have to act--even if it means losing everything.

January 28, 2014

[Book Review] The Secret of the Attic (Magic Attic Club, #1) by Sheri Cooper Sinykin


Alison, Heather, Keisha, and Megan find a golden key that turns out to unlock the attic in a neighbor's old Victorian house. Once inside, Keisha spots a trunk filled with wonderful costumes—ball gowns, a ballet tutu, and many, many more.

It's not long before the best friends find beautiful dresses that seem meant for them. And when they stand together in front of the old-fashioned mirror, they suddenly find themselves on an adventure in the past!

At first they don't know what's happened, or how to help the young girl whose Christmas party seems ruined. Why dos she look so familiar? And how will they ever get back home? The answers they discover are the beginnings of the Magic Attic Club!

January 27, 2014

[Book Review] Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1) by Mary Pope Osborne


Where did the tree house come from?

Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them back to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark... or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?

January 26, 2014

[Book Review] Amber the Orange Fairy (Rainbow Magic: Rainbow Fairies, #2) by Daisy Meadows


Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

Rachel and Kirsty have already found one Rainbow Fairy, but now Amber the Orange Fairy is trapped in a seashell! Can they rescue her, too?

January 25, 2014

[Book Review] The Ultra Violets (The Ultra Violets #1) by Sophie Bell


Meet four best friends. They’re not super… yet.

IRIS: Visionary, artist, leader--the glitter-glue that holds the group together.

CHERI: A girly-girl on platform roller-skates who's never met a rescue puppy she didn't immediately-and-madly love.

SCARLET: Short enough that you won’t see her sneaking up behind you. Freckled enough that you might mistake her for innocent. But look out! She can pants a bully faster than you can say O-M-Jeepers!

OPALINE: Loveable, huggable, supershy, sweet as pie…or is she?

And introducing CANDACE. Not just any babysitter—she's a Teen Genius, thankyouverymuch!

What happens when four best friends find themselves splattered with mysterious purple goo during a routine sleepover? Iris, Cheri, Scarlet and Opaline are about to become…

THE ULTRA-VIOLETS!

January 24, 2014

[Book Review] Ruby the Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic, #1) by Daisy Meadows


Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! They keep Fairyland dazzling and bright. But when evil Jack Frost sends them far away, the sisters are in big trouble. If they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

Rachel and Kirsty discover Ruby the Red Fairy in the pot at the end of the rainbow. Can they help find the rest of her Rainbow sisters . . . before it's too late?

January 23, 2014

[Book Review] The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon, #1) by Tony Abbott


A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon!

Underneath the steps leading down to Eric's basement is a hidden storage space. It's dusty and old--nothing special at all. But when Eric, Julie and Neal all huddle inside the gray room together, something unbelievable happens. A glittering light and then a rainbow-colored staircase appear. And as the kids take their very first step down into the mysterious land of Droon, they know that only magic and adventure await them!