Kids on Fire: The Magical Fantasy Books of Jonathan Auxier

Adults and kids alike have made Jonathan Auxier’s magical, lyrical novels very popular. His bestselling debut novel and follow up have drawn comparisons to such various and celebrated authors as Neil Gaiman and Henry James—sophisticated touchstones, but these books are appropriate for kids aged 8 and up. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (4.5/5 stars, … Read more

An Impossible Promise…A Remarkable Discovery…A Decision for Mankind…
Swimming Monkeys: Genesis by Steve Hadden is free in today’s Kindle Daily Deals!

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals! brought to you by: Swimming Monkeys: Genesis (Book 1 in the Swimming Monkeys Trilogy) by Steve Hadden 3.5 stars – 6 reviews Kindle Price: FREE! Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don’t have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here’s the set-up: Everyday Price: $3.99 NEW UPDATED EDITION !!! An Impossible Promise…A Remarkable Discovery…A … Read more

Bargain Alert: Westerns

The following Kindle Westerns are all bestsellers, and as of this writing they’re all priced at just $3.99 each.   The Sixth Shotgun – Louis L’Amour (4/5 stars) An original unrevised version of the classic early novel by the world’s most popular Western author. Also includes an original version of the short story “The Rider … Read more

App Spotlight: If You Love Fruit Ninja, Try Jack Lumber!

If you love Fruit Ninja, you’ll want to check this one out: Jack Lumber (4/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $1.99). From Amazon: Use the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest in this time-warping, line-drawing, log-slicing, pun-filled lumberjacking mashup! Bust out your flannel to muster the strength and burlyness to solve … Read more

Kids on Fire: My Sister the Vampire Series for Tweens

The My Sister the Vampire series offers a new twist on the twins-separated-at-birth story, brimming with age-appropriate mischief and sisterly support. My Sister the Vampire #1: Switched! (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99) When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she’s excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. … Read more

There’s no such thing as a lost cause… Especially in the New Wave Newsroom
Jenny Holiday’s contemporary romance The Fixer

Today’s Kindle Daily Deals! brought to you by: The Fixer (New Wave Newsroom Book 1) by Jenny Holiday 4.5 stars – 11 reviews Kindle Price: 99 cents Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled Don’t have a Kindle? Get yours here. Here’s the set-up: Everyday Price: $2.99 There’s no such thing as a lost cause… Jenny Fields is … Read more

App Spotlight: Brain Training

Brain-training games and exercises aren’t just good for building creativity: keeping the brain active is good for all of us. Repeated studies have shown that brain workouts not only help to build young minds, improve memory and the speed with which we process information, they can stave off degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. … Read more

Kids on Fire: Harry Potter Fans, Check Out Lockwood & Co.

Author of the bestselling Bartimaeus series doesn’t disappoint in his The Lockwood & Co. series, about a London-based, kid-run detective agency that specializes in the supernatural. It’s like Harry Potter meets Young Sherlock Holmes. Note that while this series is described as being appropriate for kids aged 8 and up, you can tell just by … Read more