The Summer I saved the World... in 65 days

by Michele Weber Hurwitz

published by Random House Kids


Inspired by her late grandmother, 13 year old Nina spends the summer doing secret good deeds. She enjoys seeing the changes these good deeds bring to her neighbors and neighborhood. Even when she is experiencing changes within her family and friends.

The Summer I Saved the World is a wonderful book for your  middle grade or YA reader. This book is a sweet story and great idea for summer. Nina decides her summer will do 65 acts of random kindness. They have to be simple, cost no money and on her street. This could be the Best. Summer. Ever. or the Worst lucky for her it's the best! She learns a lot about herself and her neighbors. Granted it's not smooth sailing, some of the older neighbors are a little nervous of Hershey kisses in their mailbox.

The Summer I Saved the World .... in 65 Days might just get your kids wanting to do a few simple random acts of kindness of their own. This book is perfect for summer reading. This book would appeal to middle grade readers and possibly older elementary age readers. There is slight romance in the book {ie: she gets a boyfriend and they kiss but that is as far as it goes and it's all clean and innocent)

I love that at the end of the book the author list all the random acts of kindness. This list will show your child (and you) that a simple act of water your neighbors flowers, smiling, complimenting someone, etc... can really change someones day.

Go grab The Summer I Saved the World... in 65 Days from your local bookstore or library. You will be happy to have this one to read over the summer!

{found this one through out local library, will be buying this one so we have it on our bookshelf. Thinking of gifting  a copy to my kids school library also!}

Until We Meet Again {Cover Reveal}

by Renee Collins
Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: November 1, 2015 PREORDER NOW!!!!

I just started the netgalley ARC edition and it is Fabulous!!! Plus look at that amazing cover, I love it. 

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time.
Cassandra is a headstrong teenager craving drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and new stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger named Lawrence shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—in jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history—or risk losing Lawrence forever.


Renee Collins grew up on a beach in Hawaii. Sadly, she never met anyone from the past on those shores, but she did go on to get a degree in History, which is almost the same.

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Book Scavenger

by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Macmillan Children's Publishing
available now: Amazon - Barnes and Noble

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold’s new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.

We loved this book! It is the perfect cure for any child who is suffering from the "Do I have to read this summer?" and perfect for the ones that you can't keep up their book reading habits. Book Scavenger is a book your child will devour and read again and again. Book Scavenger is such a fun idea and this book will want you to either find one to locate, or have one of your own. Maybe even both, its like a geocaching for books and that sounds like a fun idea and way to spend some summer days to me. I checked out the site and sadly we have no books to locate near us but we are thinking of starting a book scavenge of our own. Book Scavenger is perfect for upper elementary through middle school. This would even be a fun read aloud if your kids still let you do that when they  are in the upper elementary grades. :) Grab a copy of this book, enjoy reading it and maybe even participate in a book scavenge of your own. 

Hop on over and check out the Book Scavenger site for some more fun.

Thank you netgalley, Macmillian Children's Publishing and Jennifer Chambliss Bertman for allowing Gidget Girls Reading to review a copy of the Book Scavenger. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not influenced by the free book. 

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The Fixer

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Publication Date: July 7th 2015
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
(while I did include links to Amazon and BN I do not have accounts set up so I receive no $$ if you buy from them.)  

When sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy, she has no idea that the infamous Ivy Kendrick is Washington D.C.'s #1 "fixer," known for making politicians' scandals go away for a price. No sooner does Tess enroll at Hardwicke Academy than she unwittingly follows in her sister's footsteps and becomes D.C.'s premier high school fixer, solving problems for elite teens. Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life,  until their worlds come crashing together...

Simply amazing! The Fixer is quite a page turner. I lost lots of sleep 
and we ate simple meals so I could keep reading this book. It was a 
great weekend of reading and I was sad when it ended. The Fixer is 
so good with some many plot twist and turns that has your head 
spinning. I haven't read a book like this in a long time. I'm a 
big fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes she writes really good YA books. 
I can't wait till 2016 when book 2 of the The Fixer comes out! 
I LOVED this book so much!

thank you netgalley, Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Bloomsbury USA Children's 
for allowing me to read this ARC e-book! I loved it so much and can't 
wait for book 2 to come out. All thoughts and opinions are my own and 
were not influenced by the free book. 

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