Alien Invasion

Tyler Dunsmore, a thirteen-year old boy from Providence, Rhode Island is best friends with Dirk, a powerful wizard from a distant star. Tyler first met Dirk in Brian Wu and Scott Spotson’s first My Wizard Buddy novel. In Target: Earth, number three in the My Wizard Buddy Series, Tyler is…

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Paranormal Jigsaw Puzzle

Andrea, a high school student, and her middle school brother, Bobby, were pried from comfy Florida living and tearfully moved to Stevensville, Idaho, a small town country community. Mom Shelly Taylor was a successful associate at a Tampa advertising agency, so she didn’t like the move either. Dad Steve Taylor…

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YA Historical Fiction

Jake Tharsher is just 13 years old when his mother is killed in 1883 by a mysterious beast with red hair and plate-sized tracks. His father, an Army Scout, refuses to hunt the animal down. So when dad is called away again to fight renegade Apaches, Jake decides to risk…

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Tale of a psychic teen

Shifting Sight, a YA novel about a teenager with a psychic gift, is extraordinary on many levels. First, it opens readers’ eyes to understanding prejudice at its roots. Ben Cleary, the youth telling the story in the first person narrative present tense, discloses how his best friend, Mike Brown, hates…

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Fantastic Boy Novel

Tyler Moore spent most of his early childhood in and out of hospitals. He had cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening hereditary disease causing thick mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. But Tyler wouldn’t let his disability stop him, so when he entered Harpers Ferry Junior High School…

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Pop’s Rating System

Pop evaluates a lot of books on his blog, so readers are starting to demand that he rate the books. On Amazon or Goodreads books are rated with one to five stars depending on the quality of the novel. Keeping that rating system in mind, Pop has decided on this…

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Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja

If you are a student in fifth grade through high school and would like to review a book for Pop’s Blog, feel free to submit it to Pop at michaelthal@sbcglobal.net. Today’s guest reviewer is Martik Arakelyan, who will review Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja. About the Reviewer Martik Arakelyan…

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Birtle the Turtle

A website is like a living organism. If it is going to thrive and flourish it needs to grow. Pop’s Blog is no different. Since the blog is about to turn one years old, I’ve decided to include YA short stories written by myself or guest writers. So if you have…

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