Pancakes In Paris by Craig Carlson

Ages 14+


The author and owner of Breakfast In America, an American diner in France, details the struggles he faced while trying to realize his dream of opening a diner in Paris. He ran into many snares and jumped through hoops before and after he opened his restaurant, but in the end it was worth it. Highly recommended!

Thanks to Sourcebooks for a review copy of this book.


The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass

Grades 3-6


The company Harmonicandy was chosen as the winner of the nationwide candy making contest. As soon as Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their everyday lives, they find out that they have a chance to promote the candy and the company and go on tour. They each jump at the chance for different reasons, but not before a very old secret is revealed.

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


Prison Island by Colleen Frakes

Ages 18+

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Colleen Frakes was an island brat growing up: she and her family lived on the last prison that was only accessible via boat or plane, and of course her parents worked there as well. Now she’s older and the prison is closing down for good. What was once her life will now become distant memories.