middle grade

Meet Tara Gilboy!

Meet Tara Gilboy!

3 Little Known or Interesting Things About You When I was a kid, I liked to dress up in Victorian clothes and pretend I lived in another time.I perform improv comedy with my team Cheap Date.I am terrified of heights. (And sometimes heights that are not even that high…) Hogwarts…
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

Who is this middle grade author? 1 Though I was born in the Philippines, I spent my childhood hopping back and forth between Manila (Philippines), Barcelona (Spain), and New York City/Long Island (US). 2 For the past eleven years, I’ve been involved with animal welfare causes in the Philippines. I…
Author Feature: Cynthia Platt

Author Feature: Cynthia Platt

Author and editor Cynthia Platt recently graced me with an interview. Cynthia has written numerous books for young readers and our interview was both enlightening and inspiring. Enjoy. Alexis: Let’s start with some getting to know you questions. What are three little known or interesting facts about yourself? Cynthia: 1…
Who Is This Middle Grade Author?

Who Is This Middle Grade Author?

Who is this Middle Grade author? Here are some clues: Clue #1 Once ran into the middle of a large sticker briar field when running from a dog. Clue #2 Went out of the country for the first time at age eight because their uncle was trying out for a…
Book Birthday!

Book Birthday!

The Lit Review Crew is happy to celebrate some wonderful books being released today! If these aren’t on your radar yet, they need to be. First up is Spinner of Dreams by K.A. Reynolds. This is one of my favorite reads from this summer, and probably from the entire year.…
It’s (not) Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s (not) Monday! What Are You Reading?

So…it is actually Tuesday, but better late than never, right? It was a fantastic reading week for me because I am off of school for the summer! I read some really amazing books too. Some made me laugh. Other made me cry. Several will hold a special place in my…