The Book of Three Fantasy adventure involving a rescue, magic, finding loyal friends, and discovering what makes a hero. Based on Welsh legends (like Lord of the Rings), the characters and story make this a winner!
Belle Prater’s Boy I felt like I traveled back in time and to the hills of Appalachia while I read about the sweet friendship of two cousins with more than their fair share of trouble and sadness but also great senses of humor and observation.
The Next Great Paulie Fink The uninformed narrator and the structure of a reality-TV-type competition add lots of intrigue to this story full of strong characters who know each other too well to see what’s really going on in their small town.
Alice’s Farm Alice is the best kind of spunky and smart, young, female protagonist. She’s also an adorable rabbit with a knack for farming. I love all of the human and animal characters in this funny tale that feels like it could be set right here in Whatcom County.
What Lane? I was rooting for this smart, sensitive, witty, and relatable character as he struggled to navigate a world where other people’s expectations unfairly impacted his freedom and self expression.