#16DABash I am Drums by Mike Grosso

I am Drums by Mike Grosso Publication: September 6th 2016 by Clarion Books Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary, Music *Purchase links support this blog Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn’t know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school’s music program, or why her parents argue so much, or even how to explain her dream to other people. But drums sound all the time in Sam’s head, and she’d do {Read More}

#16DABash Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper Publication: July 12th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary (Friendship & Social Skills) *Purchase links support this blog A feel-good middle grade debut with just a hint of magic about a girl who has a rare disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body. Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her {Read More}

#16DaBash The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

Squee! Another fabulous middle grade book. I love MG! The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti Publication: September 6th 2016 by Mighty Press Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog Eleven-year-old Thelma Bee is never bored. In fact, she has curiosity and adventure in her blood. She spends her time running science experiments, practicing Spanish, and daydreaming about exotic landscapes. But Thelma gets more than she bargained for when a strange woman sells a jewelry {Read More}

#16DABash The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson

I’m REALLY digging the Debut Author Bash this year. I’m in Middle Grade heaven! Yes, I’m older than a middle grader (by a lot), but my heart still likes to travel there every now and again. The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson Publication: April 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Adventure *Purchase links support this blog Some things are better together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or Annie and Jason. So when her best friend’s {Read More}

#16DABash Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown

I must say that I am DYING to get my hands on a copy of this debut novel by Jennie K Brown! I love when I discover an author who has totally original ideas and knows how to execute them. Don’t disappoint me now, Jennie. 😉 Ok, let me show you what I’m babbling on about…. Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown Series: Nova Kids #1 Publication: September 13th 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic *Purchase {Read More}

#16DABash Consider (Holo #1) by Kristy Acevedo #Giveaway

Consider by Kristy Acevedo Series: Holo #1 Publication: April 19th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Science Fiction *Purchase links support this blog As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth. How’s that for senior year stress? {Read More}