Review: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy

This autumn, Christopher Healy, author of the Hero’s Guide books—which made me chuckle uncontrollably in public—released the first novel in an all-new rollicking Middle Grade series: A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot. It’s 1883—the Age of Invention! In the back of an unassuming New York City …

Team Avatar, Detectives at Your Service

It’s no secret that I’m a huge admirer of Avatar: the Last Airbender, tv show and comics both, so pardon me while I fangirl a little, and bear with my semi-academic writerly argument. But Team Avatar? Totally a detective group, solving the mysteries going on in their own specific time and …

Janet’s Recommendation: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Janet had a couple of recommendations for me but The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin had been on my to-read list for a long time so I thought: “Heck! This is perfect!” Now, I had my doubts because this book was published in 1979 and perhaps it would be a little dated or overly …

Blog Tour: Fable Comics edited by Chris Duffy

Hardcover, 128 pages Published September 22nd 2015 by First Second Source: Publisher From classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to obscure gems like “The Frogs Who Desired a King,” Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and …