Booktalk for MURDER IS BAD MANNERS by Robin Stevens

At 5:40 p.m. on Monday, October 29, Hazel Wong runs back to the school gymnasium to grab the sweater she left behind — and there lying on the floor under the balcony is her science teacher, Miss Bell. She’s dead. Hazel rushes to get her friend Daisy, president of their two-person Detective Society. When they return to the gym five Read More …

Booktalk for UNDER THEIR SKIN by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Nick and Eryn are twelve-year-old twins. Their parents have been divorced for ages, ever since the twins were little, so Nick and Eryn are surprised when their mother suddenly announces she’s getting re-married. They don’t believe her when she says their life won’t change much. After all, they’re moving into a new house. They’ll have a stepdad. They’ll have new stepsiblings. Read More …

Booktalk for THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES by Brian Farrey

The Grimjinx clan produces the greatest thieves in all of Vengekeep. Jaxter’s dad is the best burglar. His mother is a first-rate forger. His younger sister is the perfect pick pocket. But Jaxter? He’s a terrible thief. He bungles his first big heist in a major way, and he and his dad land in jail. The family is going to be banished from the kingdom, and it’s all Jaxter’s fault. Read More …