Review: Goldie Vance

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills …

Steph Recommends: The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1)

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and Specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren’t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see – and eradicate – these supernatural foes. Many different psychic investigation agencies have cropped up …

Immigration in the books of Laurence Yep

Looking for an immigration story? Try Laurence Yep. More recently known for the charming A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, co-written with his wife, Joanne Ryder, Laurence Yep is also famed for his many middle grade novels. The Tiger’s Apprentice series, for instance, an engaging fantasy with …

Review: Friday Barnes, Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt, Phil Gosier (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 272 pages Expected publication: January 19th 2016 by Roaring Brook Press Source: Publisher “…no one likes working with children,” argued Friday. “They’re unhygienic and disrespectful, and they have a limited resource of information on which to draw their small talk.” “You’re a child,” Miss Harrow pointed out. “Which is how …