“Lawson’s knack for storytelling with honesty, vulnerability, comedy, self-kindness, and empathy kept me turning the page and alternating between laughing aloud and tearing up. She reminds me of my mother and also of myself, which made me feel less alone in our combined weirdness. I am now a loyal fan of Jenny, and I can’t wait to laugh and cry reading whatever she comes up with next.”
“This picture book is the perfect not-so-scary read for Spooky Season! With darling illustrations and charming language, we follow the Dracula family on a whimsical trip to the zoo, where Baby Dracula switches places with a penguin for the day. Silliness ensues!”
A gentle but pointed story about how we can evolve and change as humans and how we face death and life. Told through Wallace, a prickly human being who acts like a robotic attorney, and those he interacts with during life (ugh!) and those he interacts with after his death (not so ugh!), Both are learning experiences for all of us. Told with the traditional Klune wry humor and pithy observations of humanity, this is contemporary fantasy at its best and perfect for Young Adult Readers. It’s definitely a warm hug! (warning: language)
Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge
This is the first in a new historical mystery series set in the home of Agatha Christie but featuring her head of household, Phyllida Bright. I fell in love with Phyllida and her precise, no nonsense approach to solving the murder mystery while the local constables keep barking up the wrong trees, time and time again. A former army nurse, Phyllida is fond of detective fiction and her true hero in life is Hercule Poirot so it is not a surprise that she finds it necessary to investigate this murder in Mrs. Christie’s library. Indeed! Clues lie about everywhere but can you weave them together to solve the crime? Phyllida can!