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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Jennifer Trafton

Jennifer Trafton’s latest novel, Henry and the Chalk Dragon, is an imagination wonderland filled with so much excitement! We were very lucky to have the chance to read her novel. Check out what we thought of it here: Review of Henry and the Chalk Dragon by Jennifer Trafton Jennifer Trafton’s children’s novel, Henry and the Chalk Dragon, explores …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus’ debut novel, One of Us is Lying, has become a major success. The YA novel hit the shelves in 2017 and after just a month, it became a New York Times Bestseller. It’s been on that list for a consecutive 65 weeks! Now, the author of the famed mystery thriller novel has …

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8 Female Children’s Authors on the Importance of Writing About Strong Girls

Let’s be real for just a second here: Girls are regularly taught to be weak, not strong. Yeah, you can make exceptions. You can make arguments and point to some examples as though those make up for an entire history full of sexism and mansplaining. But when you look at all of history, girls have …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Jodi Kendall

Jodi Kendall’s debut novel, The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, became an instant hit with middle-grade readers last year. Now, her follow-up novel, Dog Days in the City, was just released to the general public! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to read this book (after obsessing over the first one). Check out …

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Book Review: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase Henri’s Hats by Mike Wu

Thank you Disney Press and Disney Publishing for sending Henri’s Hats in exchange for a review! Pixar Animation Studios is home to amazing artists and storytellers who create for our favorite movies. But who are these animators and what are their stories? This beloved studio created an Artist Showcase series of books to show off some …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Amy Blumenfeld

We had so much fun having Amy Blumenfeld as a guest on our Sarah Scoop book chat. Give it a listen below to learn a little more about Amy & “The Cast”. Then keep reading for our interview with this talented author! Amy Blumenfeld is an acclaimed journalist turned up-and-coming author. Her debut novel, The Cast, …

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10 Psychological Thriller Novels to Add to Your Reading List

I consider myself to be quite the Mystery Thriller genre junkie and I wanted to share 10 of the absolute favorites that I read this summer. This list is just a few of the great mystery novels out there, written by who I think are some of the best writers of our time. These books …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Kaira Rouda

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling author whose most recent novel, Best Day Ever, is on sale now! Lucky for us, we got a copy and immediately went to reading! Check out what we thought of the novel below: Review of Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda Author Kaira Rouda says that one of her favorite concepts …

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12 Middle Grade Novels That Any Adult Will Enjoy

Reading takes us all on different paths. We can travel across universes, transport ourselves into life in the big city, or take a spin in someone else’s shoes. That’s why it’s so great to read different genres. And while plenty of adults read YA novels, there’s one genre that a lot of us seem to …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Siobhan Vivian

Siobhan Vivian is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest novel, Stay Sweet, was recently released this past spring. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy of Stay Sweet and have the inside scoop on it! Read more below: Review of Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian A story of encouragement, …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Ellie Terry

Author Ellie Terry has used her real life experiences to write her middle-grade novel: Forget Me Not. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy! Learn all about the novel and our thoughts on it below: Review of Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry Written beautifully and earnestly, Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry is an …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is an author whose latest novel, The Parker Inheritance, doesn’t shy away from history. A fun-filled, mysterious, hopeful adventure touches light on many subjects. Read more about what we thought of Varian Johnson’s novel below: Review of The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson follows young Candice after she …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty is a former mechanical engineer whose kids inspired her to become an author. She has written picture books and chapter books and is now venturing into the world of novels! Her middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lighting Girl, is now available wherever books are sold. We were lucky enough to get our hands on …

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Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Liara Tamani

Liara Tamani is a writer who uses her own path of self-discovery as inspiration for her debut novel, Calling My Name. This coming of age novel explores so many aspects of life: aspirations, spirituality, and expectations. We were honored to be able to read this novel for ourselves. You can learn more about what we thought …

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