Leslie Moore is struggling after dealing with the loss of her twin sister. She is barely getting through her senior year at St. Benedict High School. Her relationship with her boyfriend and parents is not great, and to make things worse, bones of a woman are discovered at the river where all of her terror had once began. There are sightings of a ghost haunting the Abbey, which is located near the river. This sends Leslie and her friends back to events that had occurred last Halloween. None of these teenage girls are prepared for what they will find.
Rebecca is a preteen girl who is obsessed with ghosts and lives with her mother in Chicago, IL. Her mother gets an invite to spend the summer with her family in Iowa so she can catch up on work and let Rebecca get to know family she never had the chance to know. Rebecca, who is not thrilled about the idea of spending a summer away from her best friend, reluctantly accompanies her mother on a summer family vacation. Since the passing of her father, Rebecca is only allowed to talk about her father with her mother once a year, which is the anniversary of his death.
This story is an illustrations-only picture book about a boy in a wheelchair who rescues an injured bird around Christmas time and nurses him back to health. While the disabled boy heals his injuries, a connection blossoms between the bird and the boy. The setting is at night. To bring about the magic of Christmas, the boy and the bird experience a Peter Pan moment while flying in the night sky the same night as Santa Claus. A beloved "tale" to warm the heart regardless of age or language.
The Adventure of Alex and Er is an imaginative and creative story of adventure and magic. A knight and his unicorn go on a quest to find a stolen broom from a childhood snowman friend. The knight leaves everything behind including his land and castle to pursue this quest. During the knight's journey, he and his mare come across three lakes. The knight learns that each lake once was a kingdom that is under a spell. There is rhyme scheme for kids to enjoy and beautiful illustrations. Both Alex and Er overcome obstacles, encounter magical creatures, and help people during their adventure.
The Tocks on the Clock is a story about a girl named Desi who travels with her cat and dog to visit the twelve monsters known as the Tocks. The monsters represent each hour on the clock, teaching children about time. The books is fun, silly, and written in rhyme scheme to keep little ones attention span. The illustrations are eye popping, and there are small texts converted into the illustrations in the background for an extra read for fun. For example, the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock is written on the wall in the background where one of the monsters lives.
Fishy, Fishy is a lovely children's picture book that lets kids be a part of Fishy's day. The book lets little ones tag along with Fishy as he finds food, plays with friends, sings, and basically goes on a mini adventure in the sea. The book is happy, upbeat, and perfect for little ones to engage in the life of a fish. It is a simple story, but it's written in rhyme scheme and has beautiful illustrations to keep little kids attention. This is a short read, but a good read.