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Abby Cooper

    • Author website/social media: www.AbbyCooperAuthor.com, facebook.com/AbbyCooperAuthor, Twitter/Instagram:Β @_ACoops_
    • Tell me a little about yourself: Hi! I’m Abby, and I’m the author of STICKS & STONES (2016), BUBBLES (2017), and FRIEND OR FICTION (which comes out October 8, 2019!) I live in Minnesota with my miniature poodle, Louis, and lots and lots of books. I love to read and write. I was actually a school librarian before I became an author!
    • When you were my age (9), did you like to read? Yes! Reading and writing were my favorite things to do.
    • What was your favorite story? At that age, my favorite book was FRINDLE by Andrew Clements. That’s the book that made me a real reader. There was just something about it that made me so excited to read and write as much as I could. I think there’s a book like that for everyone. If you haven’t found yours yet, don’t give up!
    • How do you get your ideas? My ideas are a mixture of real-life inspiration and “what if” questions. I love to observe things in the real world and combine them with unusual or magical things.
    • What author do you really like right now? There are so many authors I love. Sally Pla is one of my favorites right now. She’s written two amazing books: THE SOMEDAY BIRDS and STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE. I just got a sneak peek at something she’s working on, and it’s awesome!
    • Do you have any new or lesser known authors you would suggest? Some new books I’ve read and enjoyed lately include PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN by Allison Varnes, IF THIS WERE A STORY by Beth Turley, and TIGHT by Torrey Maldonado.
    • What advice do you have for a kid who wants to be an author? Read and write as much as you possibly can. Also, carry a notebook with you wherever you go! You never know where or when inspiratio
    • n will strike.
    • As an author, do you hear from your readers? What do you like about that? I do, and it makes me so happy! My goal is to write books that are fun to read but also make a positive difference in people’s lives. It means so much to me to find out when a reader has connected to one of my stories or characters.
    • If you could portal into any book (yours or another person’s), what book would it be? That would be so cool! I love Natalie Lloyd’s books and have always wanted to visit one of her settings. I think that would be a ton of fun.
    Posted in Book Review

    In a dark land (The Changelings 2)

    By Christina Soontornvat

    Book Source: Borrowed from library

    Book Status: available

    This book is about a girl who found out she was a magical creature called a Changeling in the book before. In this book she finally gets to go back to Faerie and she and the other Changlings have to work together to beat a evil witch. She has not been able to change into her forms since her last adventure.

    This book is unique because usually but books have 2 things witches are: Girl and nonhuman, but in this book the guidelines are that witches have to be: human and they can be any gender.

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    The Changlings

    By Christina Soontornvat

    Book Source: Library

    Book Status: Available

    This book is about a girl named Izzy who’s sister named Hen was kidnapped by Peter Piper ( The Piper, Good Peter) and is taken to the magical world Faerie to be adopted at the Apple Festival in Avhalon. The girls’ neighbor is actually from Faerie so she goes to rescue Hen but Izzy follows her and ends up on the mission instead after an attack of mutant spider webs. She then meets three Changlings that help her find hen.

    This book is unique because usually shapeshifters have one form or every form.

    I can’t wait for the next book because Izzy just found out she’s a cha– SPOILER ALERT!!!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!

    Oh and one question: how are there new Changlings if all of them are orphans and go live somewhere else?

    Posted in Book Review, Reviews by Annoying Little Brother

    Nuts to You

    By Lynne Rae Perkins

    Book Source: Library Family Read Along

    Book Status: Owned

    Book Reviewer: Lil Bro

    In this book, a squirrel is picked up by a hawk and dropped far from his home. He has to find his way home. Two of his friends find him. There are humans cutting down the trees for a power line. The squirrels have to get to their family get them to move.

    I liked the friendship in the story. Some of the squirrels have funny names like TsTs which were fun to say. I liked reading a chapter a night with my grownups. Some nights we read more so we finished early!

    I like reading with my grownups. It is fun.

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    Magic Misfits 2

    By Neil Patrick Harris

    Book Source: Own

    Book Status: available

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    This book is about the magic misfits ( obviously ) and now my suspicions were confirmed…… each book is from a different characters point of view!!!! This time it’s Leila who’s our star. And in this book her birth mother is revealed. Hint hint. Their a part of the emerald ring. Oh and another emerald ring member gone mad… ~KALAGAN~ now nobody’s heard bout this guy in book, but he’s real, he’s wild, and most of all, he’s…. ~MAGNIFICENTLY EVIL~ oh and did I mention that another member is revealed… ~SANDRA SANTOS~ now you probably guessed right then who’s Leila’s mom didn’t you? Well now I’ll tell you she’s —- SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Oops 😬! Okay so the wtorys about Sandra coming to town and performing a show and some dirty tricks are happening. (Kalagan is a great mesmerist )

    This book is unique because the second chapter of every story is about before the story happened and even before they actually go to Mineral Wells.

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    Leah’s Voice / Love for Logan

    9781612440897Β Β 9781612443621

    by Lori DeMonia

    Book Source: Provided to me in exchange for a review

    Book Status: available

    So first I will do Leah’s Voice and then I will do Love For Logan.

    This book is about a girl named Abby who goes on a play date to her friend Logan’s house where she meets Logan’s sister, Leah who has autism. When she ( Abby ) plays a board game with them she gets mad because Leah does not stay at the board unless its her turn. Then Leah is in the newspa– SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT

    this book is unique because it is about aΒ GIRL with autism.

    This book is about a girl named Logan who is worried that her whole family will not come to her dance recital but then her parents do

    this book is unique because the sister has autism not her sand not no one.

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    I’m from the Sun

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    By Gustafer Yellowgold
    Source: provided in exchange for a review
    Status: Available
    Note – this is an audio book
    This is the first time I’ve done an audiobook. It’s kinda long so I have not finished it yet but the guy reading it has a really calming voice so it is a great book for bedtime. I really liked the story and the part about the cool ( blue, green, purple,) colored paint that’s sensitive to light is sooo cool. I’m planning on finishing it soon. Oooo! I got an idea! Since I’m having a hard time getting to bed I should listen to it st bedtime.

    INTERVIEWS WITH MORGAN TAYLOR: Β 
    On What Gustafer Yellowgold Is:Β https://youtu.be/k6JfX6Jmzd8
    On The Audible Format:Β https://youtu.be/I4j8IEu2EI0
    On The Essence of Gustafer Yellowgold:Β https://youtu.be/hJhf1cE8Vzk
    On Emotion In Music:Β https://youtu.be/cFBj94VCCO8