Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot

Grades 3-5

0-545-03947-9From the author of The Princess Diaries comes a series for young readers. Meet Allie Finkle: a fourth grader who loves life and the rules that go with it. Rule Number One is “Don’t stick a spatula down your best friend’s throat”-  a good rule to live by if I do say so myself.  There are sixteen rules in the entire book, and Allie follows them very strictly, because they give her a sense of security. That security is threatened, however, when Allie’s parents announce that they are moving. This means a new house, neighborhood, and –gasp!-school for Allie. How will she cope with being the ‘new girl’? Will she be able to be come as comfortable with her new life as she is with her old one? Read the first in the Allie Finkle series, Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot to find out.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

Justice for Jessica by Alretha Thomas

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Justice for Jessica is the classic case of whodunit. Jessica James is dead and Detective Rachel Storme is sure as hell going to find out who murdered her. The list of suspects is quite extensive. Was it Jessica’s husband? Her own sister? Several people listed “murders for hire” have also made the list. Read Justice for Jessica to find out who really did kill her, and why.

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Poetry, Sports, YA Fiction

Booked by Kwame Alexander


Grades 8-12

Eighth grader Nick loves soccer and hates books. It’s ironic that his father is a verbomaniac (someone who is obsessed with words), and makes Nick read the dictionary on a daily basis.  If it weren’t for April, the girl Nick has a crush on, he probably would have never read a book of his own free will. April gives Nick a couple of books, and he loves them just as much as he loves soccer – well, almost. Alexander’s novel in verse is bound to hook soccer lovers and haters alike.