Daniel the Draw-er

By S. J. Henderson

“This is no ordinary pencil,” says the cat sitting on the end of nine-year-old Daniel’s bed. “It’s magic.”

Everything Daniel draws with his pencil–flying dragons, Octobears, and pizza-loving aliens from the planet Beezo–comes to life. It’s pretty awesome until the pencil draws a line between Daniel and his best (and only) friend Annie.

Come along with Daniel and his fantastic creatures on this fun-for-the-whole-family journey as he discovers that friendship is the greatest magic of all.

Daniel’s magic was intended for children ages 6 to 106. The book contains no pictures.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Daniel the Draw-er hangs out with superheroes, like his friend Super AmazingPants. A superhero dog would be pretty cool!

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About the Author

S J HendersonWhen S. J. was little, she enjoyed writing stories and sharing them with her friends. Of course they were ridiculous, and, of course, she was supposed to be doing Math homework instead. However, those old stories lit the spark for sharing words with others. S. J. still avoids Math homework and hopes you like her books more than fractions and decimals.

S. J. lives with her husband and four boys on a farm in The Middle of Nowhere, Michigan. Their family belongs to two dogs, one bored cat, and three horses. Most of S. J.’s free time is spent in the saddle, because she feels more comfortable there than on her own feet.

She could live entirely off of pumpkin spice lattes and movie theater popcorn. The same Florence + the Machine CD has been on repeat in her minivan for two years; she’s afraid that, if she dares to take it out, even the van will forget what a CD is.

Her favorite books usually come in sets: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Twilight. S. J. believes you should read what brings your imagination to life, so if you haven’t found it yet, keep reading!

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True Colors

(Landry’s True Colors Series Book 1)

By Krysten Lindsay Hager

Landry Albright just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically “unfriend” her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

School days and bullies are two ties between True Colors and the previously featured book.

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About the Author

Krysten Lindsay HagarKrysten Lindsay Hager is an Amazon international bestselling author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. Topics include friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, middle school and high school, frenemies, modeling, crushes, values, and self-image.

She is originally from Michigan and has lived in Portugal, South Dakota, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows. She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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My Dad Invented A Time Machine

(The Machine of Time Book 1)

By Blake Lamar

Time travel is illegal! I bet you didn’t know this. I bet you didn’t even know that time travel was possible. You’re not alone.

Jason Lansing doesn’t know anything about time travel, either. But his dad does. In fact, his dad turned their entire house into a time machine. Something he fails to mention to his son until Jason wakes up one morning and finds himself in the future.

Something is wrong. Time travel to the future is impossible because the future hasn’t happened yet. Right?

Before he can figure out what happened and fix the time machine’s engine, Jason’s dad is arrested by a secret government agency dedicated to preventing time travel and cleaning up its messes.

While his dad is carted off to prison, Jason stumbles upon clues that unravel the mystery surrounding his mother’s death five years ago.

If Jason doesn’t act fast, his dad might suffer a similar fate!

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Time travel makes the connection possible.

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About the Author

Blake LamarBlake Lamar grew up in Southwest Oklahoma. He currently works as a software engineer and writes children’s fiction in his spare time.

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