Category Archives: Short Stories

This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby

This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby. Alfred A. Knopf, 2021. 9780593303948 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Short stories … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Author, LGBTQIA+, Middle grade novel, Nicole Melleby, Short Stories | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities edited by Rick Riordan

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities edited by Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion, 2021. 9781368070836 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  Riordan gets into multiverse-mode … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Anthology, Author, Fantasy, Middle grade novel, Mythology, Rick Riordan, Series, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities edited by Rick Riordan

Hide and Don’t Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi, illustrated by Carolina Godina

Hide and Don’t Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi, illustrated by Carolina Godina. Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins Publishers, 2021. 9780063026957 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Horror What … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Young Adult, Anica Mrose Rissi, Carolina Godina, Horror, Middle grade novel, Short Stories | Tagged , | Comments Off on Hide and Don’t Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi, illustrated by Carolina Godina

Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America edited by Margarita Longoria

Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America edited by Margarita Longoria. Philomel Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593204979 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Short stories What did you like about … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Young Adult, Anthology, Identity, Immigration, Latinx, Short Stories | Tagged , | Comments Off on Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America edited by Margarita Longoria

Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions about Small-Town America – edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions about Small-Town America – edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Candlewick Press, 9781536212105 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 3 Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? This book … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions about Small-Town America – edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Together, Apart by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston and Jennifer Yen

Together, Apart by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston and Jennifer Yen. Delacorte Press, 9780593375297 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Short … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Bill Konigsberg, Brittney Morris, Covid 19, Erin A. Craig, Erin Hahn, Jennifer Yen, Natasha Preston, Rachael Lippincott, Realistic fiction, Romance, Sajni Patel, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on Together, Apart by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston and Jennifer Yen

The Hero Next Door edited by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

The Hero Next Door edited by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. Yearling, 2021. 9780525646334 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Short stories  What did you like about the book? This anthology, compiled by We Need … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on The Hero Next Door edited by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Muck & Magic by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

Muck & Magic by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill. Candlewick, 2020. 9781536212884 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? This short novel reads … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Art, Horses, Michael Morpurgo, Realistic fiction, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on Muck & Magic by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell. Viking, 9781984835659, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, African Americans, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell

The Most Important Thing by Avi

  The Most Important Thing by Avi, Candlewick Press, 9781536208832, 2019 Format: First Edition Paperback Rating:  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  This book of short stories … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Realistic fiction, Short Stories | Tagged | Comments Off on The Most Important Thing by Avi