“I’ve been on the fringes of your social circles, envying you from a distance. Sometimes you let me in for a better view. Usually, I only get a glimpse.” -Dream Me Just like Babe—the main character of my new novel, Dream Me—my childhood was spent in transit, moving from city to city, country to country. For the most part, it had little effect on me, as I mainly viewed my family as the nucleus of my life. And then I was transferred to yet another school where I was still learning the language when the teacher inexplicably decided it would be educational for the other students to hear the new girl sing her national anthem in front of the class. I was given a day to prepare. My mother dutifully typed out the lyrics (all verses) and I dutifully got up and did my best to sing them. I’m sure I was awful. I’m sure the other kids snickered. I have no idea because I was in a temporary daze.
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Parents get ready for Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver! This is the book that you've always wanted your kids to read! Author and educator Lorri Horn has created a story that bridges the gap of misunderstandings that can happen between children and their parents. Dewey Fairchild, always the optimist, finds ways to help his peers solve all the embarrassing problems caused by parents, while discovering that parents are people too with their own concerns and feelings. This book has already received a starred Kirkus review and is the new family oriented middle grade book that you will want in your collection!
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The Mourning Parade is coming soon! We spoke with the brilliant Dawn Reno Langley to learn more about her inspiring adventures, terrifying experiences, relationships with elephants, and how she brilliantly brought them together to create this masterful and powerful book. The Mourning Parade is an incredible story of endurance, vulnerability, and the beauty of unconventional friendship. This book will forever change your heart.
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The release of Kathryn Berla's newest YA romance, Dream Me, is just around the corner! Kathryn is quickly rising into the ranks of highly accomplished YA authors with her flawless storytelling and character building. We got an inside look at how Kathryn developed Dream Me and her characters and learned what her favorite part of writing a story is. You don't want to miss adding this book to your shelves!
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“Welcome to the sanctuary,” he said, his British accent far more clipped than Andrew’s. “You here for the month or are you staying more permanently?” He gave her a tight-lipped smile, or at least she thought it was a smile. His eyes didn’t light up at all.
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