LDS Publisher is hosting a Summer Book Trek and anyone can participate and be entered to win prizes. Basically, you make a list of book(s) to read in August. All books must be by LDS authors. They don’t have to be LDS fiction, just written by an LDS author. Here’s an example or four: Janitors […]

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See the girl with the long, brown pony tail. That’s my second cowgirl. At 4:30 AM this morning she popped out of bed, dressed, and brought her horse up to be saddled. All in ten minutes flat. She was a little excited for today’s adventures on horseback. They’re still out there, but I brought the […]

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Random.org chose the winner:
Congratulations, Hillary! You win the 3-in-1 Hunter’s Bracelet. (I need your mailing address since Eric will be mailing the bracelet to you. So send me an email.)
And since Karen led you here, she wins a copy of Return to Exile.
Thanks to everyone who participated. Check back next month when I’ll be giving […]

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Back in February I attended an LTUE panel about middle grade fiction. Eric Patten was on that panel. I came home and told my 12yo, You have to read this new series called The Hunter Chronicles.
True story. I was that excited about it. Here’s the teaser:
ONE BOY. UNTOLD ENEMIES. A WHOLE WORLD TO SAVE.
IT’S GOING TO BE […]

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About a month ago these three authors came to visit schools in Sanpete County and do a book signing at two of our libraries. They were fascinating. We received positive feedback everywhere they went. In the coming months, I’ll be doing three giveaways–one for each author. Yeah, I’m going to spread it out. I’m mean […]

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Beginning about three years ago, I began consuming escapist books. I like to swallow them whole–or maybe in two or three bites–so I typically choose action-packed, suspenseful plot lines preferably with a good (and clean!) romance. I’d choose a gripping book over a movie any day.
The first friend I ever made in blogland asked […]

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Genre: Adventure
Ages: 11-15
Here’s Frank’s latest book. (He’s the author of the awsome Hashbrown Winters series that my family enjoyed reading. I interviewed him here.) I can’t wait to read his new book. And isn’t is lucky I have a couple of children’s birthdays coming up this spring?
The Kirkus review had some nice things to say […]

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This is Tamara (with her husband). She’s one of the first friends I made in blogland, and is a new author. Her book Perilous came out last November. I bought and downloaded the ebook version of this book using my husband’s iPad. The only problem is he takes it to work everyday so I’ve only read two […]

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Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction (Age 9 and up)
Amazon.com Review
The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, population […]

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Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy (age 9 and up) Great books for boys since the main character is a thirteen year old boy.
About the First Book: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
A hero with an incredible talent…for breaking things. A life-or-death mission…to rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network…the evil Librarians.
Alcatraz Smedry […]

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Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
First, get over the cover. I’d heard lots of good reviews about this book and was quite excited to read it. Then I saw the cover. For the record, the cover photo is not anywhere in the book. Yes, Grace Divine, the main character, wears a purple wrap just like the one […]

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Some of my most favorite gifts to both give and receive are books. So from now until Christmas I’ll be sharing a variety of my favorites. Today’s pick is a children’s picture book. The pictures are as fabulous as the story (not surprising since it’s a Caldecott Honor Book).
From Booklist:
Bear and Hare are involved in […]

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Any ideas for chapter books I can read aloud to my children? Books that specifically would be interesting to this six-year-old and his nine-year-old sister?
It’d be really nice if the book could be enjoyed by everyone in this wild bunch. Please leave your ideas in the comments. Thanks!!

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