Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

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Oct 11
The Red Ghost (Ghost #2) by Marion Dane Bauer (review)

The Red Ghost (Ghost #2) by Marion Dane Bauer (review)

Technically a series, but each book deals with different characters and different ghosts. This was actually creepier than I had expected for a kids book. Not too much so, but the creepiness factor was definitely there. It probably doesn’t help that I have a porcelain doll that has an outfit very similar to the one in this book! I liked how the kids discovered there was something not quite right about the doll. And how each of them had a slightly different experience, even if the voice was eventually a shared one. We do get to find out who was… Read more »

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May 26
The Dragon in the Driveway (Dragon Keepers #2) by Kate Klimo (review)

The Dragon in the Driveway (Dragon Keepers #2) by Kate Klimo (review)

In this book we get to meet dryads and hobgoblins, as well as old friends and enemies. I loved how Daisy and Jesse went from thinking the hobgoblins must be evil because they were so ugly, to being friends and finding them kind of cute. Emmy is larger now, and just as adorable. She’s speaking in full sentences, but with her own twists and flair. She’s also learning new magics, especially if they help her get her way. The art is still cute and I love how every chapter has a little glimpse of what’s happening because of the pictures…. Read more »

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Jan 21
The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers #1) by Kate Klimo (review)

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers #1) by Kate Klimo (review)

This was adorable! I loved Emmy and the mischief she caused without meaning to. Jesse and Daisy were easy to connect with as well. There were no bits that would scare young kids, and at the same time, even though this is a kids book, it was charming enough that it would appeal to adults as well. Jesse and Daisy have to figure out what to feed Emmy since dragons of course, don’t come with instruction manuals. Except when they DO. The face offs with St. George were funny, and even though you know Jesse and Daisy are going to… Read more »

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