RECENT REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS



  • Monster Hunter's Manual, The
    Jessica Penot
    Monster Hunter's Manual Book 1: Skeletons and Traps is a novel for young adults about adapting to broad changes. Gabriel is a boy whose life has just been upended; his parents have died, and he's required to move to a new country, France. He doesn't get along with his eccentric aunt or his crybaby little brother, and he doesn't want to learn French. But as he explores his aunt's castle, he starts to stumble upon elements of adventure, including friendly skeletons to storytelling ghosts. An ultimately upbeat story about making the most of what life dishes out, Monster Hunter's Manual is highly recommended.

    The review has been provided to the Helen C. White Library's "Cooperative Children's Book Center" (University of Wisconsin, Madison) where it will be made available to school and community librarians throughout Wisconsin's public school systems and community libraries. This review has also been provided to the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.

    ~ Magazine-'Children's Bookwatch', Midwest Book Review



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Kellingley successfully combines fantasy and reality. Mistflower is a great character. Despite his personal flaws, his essential courage and resourcefulness make him admirable. This is an absolutely adorable book to read to your little ones! Mine loved it! It has quite a bit of adventure in it for one little mouse.

    I love this name of this book and I have to say that the author is really good. There are a lot of good details about what it is like to be a mouse out in nature. I felt, scared, happy and miserable with Mistflower. ~ MaryAnn, Amazon.com



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Mistflower is a gentle and very sensitive story that inspires love, compassion and freedom.
    The narrative is very poetic and a spiritual approach embraces it kindly.
    The plot tells the beautiful story of a lonely mouse that takes on a mission to save and take care of a kitten.
    The book has a dynamic narrative surrounded by a great adventure with lots of suspense.
    In my opinion it is an important reading for younger readers, starting at ten, and it can really inspire and teach them to be more kind and to be able to see others, expressing love and compassion for them, for the animals and the planet.
    But it is also a book for all age ranges, like me, who really got touched by it, almost cried and loved it!
    I really recommend it! ~ Fernando Camargo, Amazon.com



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    I just finished reading your book and I thought it was really exciting! I just can't wait until the next one comes out! ~ Catherine, Young reader



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    Wow! ....I spent the whole day reading it and I couldn't put it down! I have always been interested in myths and legends so it was a fantastic book (for XXX) to give me. ~ James (London), Young reader



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Mistflower ~ The Loneliest Mouse is about an unlikely friendship between Mistflower the mouse and Silk a very small lost kitten. It is beautifully written with lots of adventure and will appeal to adults as well as older children. The writing style is excellent to make this one of the better older children's books I have seen a long time. Krystina Kellingley wrote a great story with delightful pictures, as you can see on the cover. ~ Jody, Goodreads



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    The writing is descriptive, logical, colorful, and perfectly paced. Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Legend of the Heart Eaters is one of the best middle-grade stories this year. ~ Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews



  • Shadow's Tale, A
    Jennifer Hanlon
    This one was so good. It is a new take on half-demons, etc. From page to page it will keep you on your toes as it tells the story of prophecy, love, and how you can survive a life as a hybrid. I loved Shadow! She was such a great character! Throughout the book she just doesn't want to accept who she is. But ultimately she realizes that what you are doesn't make you who you are. It was a wonderful book of finding out what you are made of, who you will be, and what your future will hold. ~ Tammie King, Director of Marketing Night Owl Reviews : http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Reviews/Crossroadreview-reviews-A-Shadows-Tale-by-Jennifer-Hanlon



  • Gift
    Gemma Birss
    Chipo wakes up to find that not only has she lost her memory and her voice, but also she has no idea who she is.
    With an extraordinary ability to read the clouds, Chipo’s journey through the Zimbabwean Bush leads her to encounter witch doctors, crocodiles, tokoloshes, spells, snakes, and ancestral spirits. Her adventures guide her towards the chilling truth of her past and a deeper understanding of who she really is.
    ~ ‘Mind Body Spirit’ (Issue 36/Winter 2013-14)



  • Relax Kids: The Magic Box
    Marneta Viegas
    Marneta Viegas makes an important contribution to the happiness and wellbeing of our next generation. Positivity is contagious and Relax Kids is infecting us all! ~ Dr David R Hamilton, Scientist, speaker and best-selling author of Why Kindness is Good for You and How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body.



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    Bought this for my 10 year old brother, he absolutely loves the adventure and fantasy genre, and this is perfect. An excellent read. ~ Will Powley, Amazon Customer



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley
    We miss Erin and Jonah. Kept my 8 year old hooked. Ideal for 8 to 15 year olds, fantastic story, perfect mix of fantasy and history. Left my son asking for the next one

    ~ Tobster, Amazon Customer



  • Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures
    M.E. Holley

    Of Jonah and the Last Great Dragon: Legend of the Heart Eaters
    I'd say this book is ideal for young bookworms and for reading aloud within the family - like all the best children's books it can also be enjoyed by the adults sharing it with them. I hope that M.E. Holley will go on to write many more books as good as this one. ~ Sally G. , |Amazon Customer Review



  • Rise of the Shadow Stealers
    Daniel Ingram-Brown
    This rollicking adventure follows two Apprentice Adventurers, Fletcher and Scoop, as they try to discover why people and objects are mysteriously disappearing from Blotting's Academy on Fullstop Island, the place where story characters are trained. This complex story is reminiscent in tone of the Harry Potter series and Jeanette Winterson's Tanglewreck. Packed with literary references and cleverness, it focuses on the age-old conflict between light and dark, good and evil, and on the power of story. An engaging read for 9- to 14-year-olds. ~ Lucy Pearce, Juno



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    Mistflower: the Mouse We Can All Learn From

    Don't let the animal characters fool you. This charming tale is full of lessons we as adults should take to heart. A cat and mouse become unlikely friends, thanks to the courage of a wee mouse. She overcomes her instincts to come to the aid of a tiny kitten. I have to admit, I'm a cat lover, and Ms. Kellingley knows just how to endear this kitty to my heart.

    There are many other animal friends along the way. Storm, the sheep dog is one of my favorites. He is brave and loyal and kindhearted, just as every dog truly is. All of these animals speak of a Great God of All Things, who they thank daily for their many blessings and call upon when they have need. Help may arrive in any unexpected form, and the animals are wise enough to recognize it.

    This tale reminds us to do something kind for others when we have the opportunity. It's a shame that so many of us pass by animals or other people in need and do nothing. We don't think we can make much difference, but this tiny mouse proves that no matter how small you are, you can make a world of difference to someone else.

    I'm a sucker for animals, so this one is a keeper! Highly recommended to any animal lover and fans of the Warriors or Survivors series ~ Lana Axe, Goodreads



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    This is one of the most charming and enchanting books I've had the pleasure of reading. And I admit it, I cried at the end. I'm sure my grandchildren will as well. It's a wonderful read. I loved the animals and their relationships. I've always thought animals talked to one another. Now I'm certain.

    No one is too old to enjoy this book. There are life lessons in it that are beautifully presented, no matter what one's age is. Congratulations to the author for providing such a wonderful treat! ~ Dianne Harman, Goodreads



  • Changeling Quest, The
    Maria Moloney
    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
    I really liked it! It was full of adventure and kept me guessing at the mysteries! It was a pleasant escape into an enchanting world and I look forward to reading a sequel. ~ Genevieve Franklin, Goodreads review



  • Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
    Krystina Kellingley
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
    My son who is 13 is reading this book at the moment. I bought it for him because it looked fresh and enticing, with a reasonable length story line for his age. He is enjoying the book so much he keeps telling me what is happening. I have had a quick glance through and the book and it looks lovely, with some wonderful illustrations. I am looking forward to him finishing the book so I can read it. ~ Lynn, Amazon Verified Purchase



  • Relax Kids: Little Book of Stars
    Marneta Viegas
    I believe your relaxation techniques should be taught to all children (and its never too soon ) . In the stressful world in which we live my legacy to my 4year olds is the learned ability to switch off for a few minutes every day...a time to be thankful for their uniqueness and to celebrate the knowledge that we are ALL special . ~ Lynne Baxter



  • Relax Kids: Little Book of Stars
    Marneta Viegas
    I love this book. Marneta's passion and enthusiasm for the wellbeing of children shines through in every page. Young children will love the simple and repetitive nature of the words and parents can use the text to help foster conversation about sensitive emotional issues that may otherwise be hard for the child to talk about. ~ Sarah Ockwell Smith, Parenting Author.