Finding Gobi (The Young Reader’s Edition) [Dion Leonard]

Finding Gobi is a truly heartwarming story about a young dog adopted by a racer some time after their race together when they meet. I had read the children’s book prior to reading the young reader’s edition and the interesting thing is that Gobi’s story is much darker and much longer than the brightly illustrated…

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The Origin of Day and Night [Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt]

While there isn't an overwhelmingly wonderful message and the story does not have much in the way of truth going for it, The Origin of Day and Night by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt is a very cute story about taking turns. Perhaps the best thing about this book, for me anyway, was the fact that one of…

The Peace Dragon [Linda Ragsdale]

The Peace Dragon by Linda Ragsdale is an incredibly cute and beautifully illustrated story about a young boy who befriends a dragon and brings her home to his village. In a world where everyone already has their own personal beliefs about what a dragon is and how it acts, this short children's story introduces the…

The Train to Impossible Places [P. G. Bell]

I can often be somewhat weary of middlegrade novels. Their target audience are those who, most typically, wont be bothered by a lot of things that older readers might. Many of them are fairly simple, with good reason, and thus I usually read them expecting to like but not love the book. It is for…

Love Spell [Mia Kerick]

There was a lot about Love Spell that I simply didn’t find myself clicking with. On the surface, the book sounded amazing. From the exploration of gender fluidity, to the blossoming romance between Chance and Jasper, and the marvelous inclusion of a Miss Harvest Moon title that Chance so obviously wins. But when you delve…