Review: The Girl in the Well is Me

The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers Summary: Eleven-year-old Kammie is stuck in a well, and the only people who know she’s in there– three mean girls from school– may or may not be going for help. As Kammie slips further and further down the shaft, feeling every scrape on her raw skin andContinue reading “Review: The Girl in the Well is Me”

Carie’s Lists: 10 YA & MG Books That Deserve More Readers

I love reading books for kids and I love talking about books for kids. Most of the titles I mention to fellow kidlit readers get nods of recognition or at least the comment, “I’ve heard of that. Is it good?” But lately I’ve seen more and more blank looks when I mention certain titles, soContinue reading “Carie’s Lists: 10 YA & MG Books That Deserve More Readers”

Review: Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers

Writing Irrisistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole If you’ve been within ten feet of me over the past two weeks, then you’ve most likely heard me talk about Writing Irresistible Kidlit. I’m pretty stingy with my five-star ratings, but I cannot say enough good thingsContinue reading “Review: Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers”