Tag: AML Award Finalist

The Princess in Black by Shannon & Dean Hale

The Princess in Black by Shannon & Dean Hale

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black! Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when… Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a […]

October 16, 2014 / 0 Comments
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

The only fate that matters is the one you choose. Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets the gorgeous, enigmatic Finn, who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status . . . and magic. But Finn […]

September 9, 2014 / 2 Comments
Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry

Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry

“I’m Joy, the girl who’s broken. I’ll probably always be broken.” Joy’s fifteen. Her normal life began just three months ago. Before that was another life, in the trailer home she was never allowed to leave. The way her mom abused her was bad enough, but what her mom’s boyfriend did was worse. When the police came, it was supposed to be all over. But […]

September 2, 2014 / 1 Comment
Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little

When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected old phone in her family’s antique shop, she knows she’s in for a strange summer. A series of clues leads her to the muddy river banks, where clouds of fireflies dance among the cypress knees and cattails each evening at twilight. The fireflies are beautiful and mysterious, and they take her on a magical […]

July 29, 2014 / 1 Comment
Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison

Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison

Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for people with the signs: greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school […]

July 21, 2014 / 3 Comments
On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence by Kasie West

She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door. With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the opposite sex. So when her police officer dad demands she get a summer job to pay for the latest in a long line of speeding tickets, she’s more than a little surprised to […]

July 3, 2014 / 1 Comment
The Thieves of Summer by Linda Sillitoe

The Thieves of Summer by Linda Sillitoe

Historical Crime/Suspense. 200 pages. Print, e-Book, Audio. Set in Salt Lake City at the height of the Great Depression, Linda Sillitoe’s last novel opens with three little girls, eleven-year-old triplets, skipping in front of their house at 1300 South, across from Liberty Park. They giggle lightly as they chant: Prin-cess Al-ice in Liberty Park Munch-es ba-nan-as ’til way after dark. Princess Alice is an elephant […]

June 16, 2014 / 0 Comments
Fetch by Adam Glendon Sidwell

Fetch by Adam Glendon Sidwell

A story for anyone who’s ever been loved by a dog or given one a home. At least nine sunsets away, there is a place where dogs can do what they want. But they are not all the same, and when a special one has the courage to fly, he finds something unexpected beyond the tenth horizon. A picture book by the author of the […]

May 26, 2014 / 0 Comments
Signed, Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams

Signed, Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams

Life is just fine for fourteen-year-old Winston. She loves her dog, Thelma, and although she never knew her dad, and her mom left ten years ago in search of Hollywood fame, Winston has family with Nanny, who is in her forties, and that doesn’t even make her old. But a “just fine” life gets a lot more exciting when a letter arrives from Skye Harper, […]

May 15, 2014 / 1 Comment
The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis

The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis

Emmy’s best friend Kim had promised to visit from the afterlife after she died. But so far Kim hasn’t shown up even once. Emmy blames herself for not believing hard enough. Finally, as the one-year anniversary of Kim’s death approaches, Emmy is visited by a ghost—but it’s not Kim. It’s Emmy’s awful dead science teacher. Emmy can’t help but think that she’s failed at being […]

May 7, 2014 / 0 Comments