Author Archives: Ms. Jane

The Boundless

In Kenneth Oppel’s latest, Will Everett has always longed for adventure.  Well, he’s in for the ride of his life when he boards The Boundless. Just what is The Boundless? It is the longest train ever created with it being seven miles long and 987 cars. On it’s maiden trip it is carrying over 6,000 people that include: a corpse,… Read more »

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods

Move over Nessie, Sasquatch and Yeti. Make room for the Hodag, the Squonk, and other more sinister creatures found right in your backyard. In Hal Johnson’s Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, you’ll be introduced to twenty of the most disgusting, disturbing and dangerous creatures ever found in North America. Meet the Hodag, a combination of rhinoceros, dinosaur and a bull. Or… Read more »

Charlie and the Grandmothers

Every boy and girl loves to visit the grandmothers, right? You haven’t met Grandmother Pearl and Grandmother Opal. In Katy Towell’s latest scary story, Charlie and the Grandmothers, Charlie and Georgia are sent to visit their grandmothers. Grandmothers they have never heard of. These are not warm and cuddly grandmothers. They don’t play games with you. They won’t bake you… Read more »

I Text Dead People

Some people see dead people. Some people can hear dead people. With Rose Cooper’s latest novel, Annabel Craven can text ghosts.   Cooper’s I Text Dead People tells the story of Annabel Craven, new girl at Winchester Academy and recipient of a special cell phone. One that allows her to send and receive texts from ghosts. This either very cool or way… Read more »

Return to Augie Hobble

From the author of It’s a Book, Lane Smith, comes his first novel that is funny, mysterious, scary and tender. In Return to Augie Hobble, you’ll meet Augie Hobble. He lives in a fairy tale world, actually Fairy Tale Place (a not-very-successful amusement park that his father runs). His life is far from magical. He has to do schoolwork over… Read more »

The Island of Dr Libris

What would you do if the books that you read came to life? In Chris Grabenstein’s latest novel, The Island of Dr. Libris, Billy and his mother rent a cabin from the mysterious Dr. Libris for the summer. When he breaks his iPhone on the first day doing a good deed and there isn’t a television to be found,  it… Read more »

Danger is Everywhere

Do you know what to do when faced with danger? In David O’Doherty’s Docter Noel Zone Presents Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger, you will learn many things about dangerology and the chance to become a dangerologist. What does a dangerologist do? According to Dr. Zone, “a dangerologist sees  an awful place where terrible things can happen, ALL… Read more »