E Train Talks
By E Train
E Train TalksJan 30, 2022
My Book Review of the #1 New York Times Bestseller THE SUN AND THE STAR by the AMAZING Rick Riordan & Mark Oshiro!
When a copy of the highly anticipated THE SUN AND THE STAR, a spinoff of PERCY JACKSON arrived at my doorstep, I leaped for joy & devoured the book immediately! Rick Riordan & Mark Oshiro are the perfect duo! There's heart, adventure, and so much more inside of THE SUN AND THE STAR! I promise you that you won't want to put this book down!
There were so many themes woven into this LGBTQ+ book, but my favorite has to be togetherness. Here's just a little sneak peek. The team of Will Solace and Nico Di Angelo discover just how powerful and important love is!
10/10, you need to read Rick & Mark's middle-grade masterpiece!
My Interview With Middle-Grade Author Michael Leali!
Author Michael Leali is truly a one-of-a-kind award-winning middle-grade author. His books are full of heart, LGBTQ+ themes, and acceptance, and his stories are windows and mirrors into the lives of kids/tweens/teens struggling with their sometimes complicated & confusing feelings for others. Michael's profound and meaningful stories are among some of my favorite reads. I'm so happy to share my interview with Michael, watch and learn more about his writing journey. Follow Michael Leali on social media and at: www.michaelleali.com *If you enjoyed this video, please give it a "like" and subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching!
My Book Thoughts on MUZOON: A SYRIAN REFUGEE SPEAKS OUT, By Author & Activist Muzoon Almellehan.
It was such an honor to receive an advanced readers copy of “MUZOON: A SYRIAN REFUGEE SPEAKS OUT,” by author & activist Muzoon Almellehan & co-authored by professor Wendy Pearlman. In this incredible true story, Muzoon documents her riveting journey from being a 14 year old Syrian refugee, to advocating for young women & education, to becoming the youngest Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Out tomorrow, May 23, MUZOON: A SYRIAN REFUGEE SPEAKS OUT, is an inspiring read that teaches us it only takes one person, one voice, at any age, to spark change! Muzoon Almellehan is a true hero & I hope her story finds a home on all classroom & library shelves!
My Book Thoughts on THE CURIOUS LEAGUE OF DETECTIVES AND THIEVES: SOS, Tom Phillips' Latest Middle-Grade Masterpiece!
They say your second #book is the hardest to #write. I guess the amazing #MGLit mastermind @TPhillipsWriter didn’t get that memo. His second #story THE CURIOUS LEAGUE OF DETECTIVES AND THIEVES: SOS, is a thrilling ride! The same lovable protagonists John Boarhog & Toadius McGee are back at it in this EPIC #read
My Bookish Thoughts On The Middle-Grade Novel, HOUDINI AND ME, By Author Dan Gutman!
In this video I review New York Times best-selling Author Dan Gutman's entertaining novel, HOUDINI AND ME. And, like most of Dan Gutman’s engaging stories, HOUDINI AND ME captures the interest of even the most reluctant of readers! What's more?! Dan even includes a "Facts & Fictions" section at the end of the book, so for all of you trivia buffs like me, that's one more reason to love this fun filled adventurous read! 10/10 Great news! I'll be interviewing the AMAZING Dan Gutman on my YouTube channel, so be sure to watch our talk! Follow Dan Gutman's writing journey at www.dangutman.com Thanks so much for watching & If you enjoyed my book review, please like, share, and subscribe to my channel. Follow me at www.etraintalks.com
My Bookish Thoughts on "MATTEO" by Author By Michael Leali!
In this video I review the middle-grade masterpiece "Matteo," by author Michael Leali Matteo is truly a one-of-a-kind LGBTQ+ themed story, and a read like none other I’ve come across before! Overflowing with meaning, heart, and the deep-rooted message of acceptance, MATTEO is incredibly profound. I can’t wait for the world to read this beautiful book! A perfect 10 out of 10! If you like my book review be sure to like this video and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
My Interview with Newbery Honor Recipient, Middle-Grade Author Steve Sheinkin!
I had the honor of sitting down virtually with the award-winning writer of entertaining, suspenseful, and important historical fiction and non-fiction middle-grade novels, author Steve Sheinkin. Steve has lived a fascinating life, and it shows in his stories, filled with knowledge, interesting facts, and historical information, yet written in a way that keeps you wanting to read more! Readers learn without even trying! Listen in on our conversation and find out why Steve Sheinkin is one of my all time favorite writing and everything books heroes! Follow Steve's writing journey on social media and at: www.stevesheinkin.com/
E Train Talks with Author, Illustrator and Biologist, Jay Hosler, PhD
In this episode of E Train Talks, I'm thrilled to be speaking with award-winning author Jay Hosler! Jay is an entomologist, bee-enthusiast, TED Talker, and award-winning author and illustrator of really cool and informative science-oriented comics and graphic novels! He's also a doctor of biological sciences, as well as a professor at Juniata College, but on top of all that, Jay is truly an all-around amazing person, full of enthusiasm and a love of teaching, writing, and sharing knowledge on all things bugs and biology!
My Interview With Literacy Advocate and Founder of Bess the Book Bus, Jennifer Frances!
Jennifer is truly a literacy hero, changing kids' lives one read at a time, and it was an honor and privilege to speak with her on E Train Talks! Jennifer is a supercharged literacy hero and champion of the reading kind, in fact, Jennifer’s Bess the Book Bus shares around 50,000 books with kids in dozens of states across the US each year. And, in 2022, Bess the Book Bus celebrated its 20th birthday and gave away their millionth book! I have so much admiration for what Jennifer is doing and I’m beyond thrilled to have Jennifer here today to share her amazing story.
Follow Jennifer's amazing literacy adventure: https://bessthebookbus.org/
My Interview With Award-Winning Middle-Grade Author Joanne Levy!
In this interview, I talk everything Jewish-themed books with Joanne Levy, the award-winning author of many middle-grade novels for kids. Joanne has been a supporter of my reading journey from the beginning, so this interview is one extremely close to my heart! Watch & learn about literacy advocacy, how to fight antisemitism & more!
Be sure to follow Joanne's writing journey at: www.joannelevy.com
My Interview With Middle-Grade Author & Kindness Advocate Torrey Maldonado
I had the honor of sitting down virtually with the AMAZING Torrey Maldonado, author of such heartfelt middle-grade books as, TIGHT, WHAT LANE? and his newest novel HANDS! During our talk, Torrey shares his writing & teaching journey, talks about how comic books impacted his life, and he teaches us what it means to be a wonderful human being! This is one of my favorite interviews! Watch & see why I'm not just a fan of Torrey's books, but I'm a huge fan of the author himself!
Follow Torrey's writing journey: www.torreymaldonado.com
My Interview With INSTANT NYT-Bestselling Middle-Grade Author Janae Marks!
What a fun and engaging interview! I have always adored middle-grade author Janae Marks' books, and when I was given the chance to interview the one and only writer of the ZOE WASHINGTON series and A SOFT PLACE TO LAND, I was thrilled! You'll learn so much from my discussion with Janae. From her time in musical theater, to the ongoing production of the ZOE WASHINGTON movie, to discussing Janae's newest novel, ON AIR WITH ZOE WASHINGTON, and much more! It was truly a magical day and I'm so grateful I could meet and chat with Jane. Now it's your turn to enjoy our talk! Be sure to follow Janae's writing journey at: https://www.janaemarks.com/ And, follow me at www.etraintalks.com
My Interview with NYT Bestselling & Newbery Honoree, the Wonderful Author Sheila Turnage
In this interview, I speak with New York Times Bestselling middle-grade author and award-winning Newbery honoree Sheila Turnage, the author of the thrilling THREE TIMES LUCKY SERIES, as well as her newest non-fiction mystery, page-turner, ISLAND OF SPIES! Watch and learn about Sheila's interesting writing journey! It was an absolute honor to talk with Sheila and I know you'll love hearing her story as much as I did!
My Interview with the Fabulous Debut Middle Grade Author of FLIP TURNS, Catherine Arguelles
In this interview, I speak with Catherine Arguelles, the debut author of one of my 2022 favorite middle-grade realistic fiction reads, FLIP TURNS! Watch as we learn about Catherine's interesting story, as well as find out why you'll want your next read to be FLIP TURNS! Find out what Catherine is up to next at: www.catherinearguelles.com BE SURE TO LIKE & SUBSCRIBE SO YOU DON'T MISS A BOOK CHAT! Follow me at www.etraintalks.com
My Interview With Alan Gratz, Award-Winning & #1 New York Times Bestselling Author!
In this episode of E Train Talks, I discuss everything books with the storytelling legend & #1 New York Times bestselling middle-grade historical and realistic fiction Author, Alan Gratz! Alan Gratz is the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and The Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature, to name just a few! Thanks for listening!
My Interview with Award-Winning Middle Grade Author Alda P. Dobbs
In this episode of E Train Talks, I'm joined by the incredibly talented, thought provoking and award-winning historical fiction storyteller, author Alda P. Dobbs. Watch as we discuss Alda's two heartwarming novels, BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA & THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, as well as learn about her writing journey.
You can follow Alda at: www.aldapdobbs.com
Follow my journey at: www.etraintalks.com
My Interview With NYT Bestselling Middle-Grade Author of SPY SCHOOL, Stuart Gibbs!
I had the true honor of interviewing one of my all-time favorite middle-grade authors, creator of the SPY SCHOOL, CHARLIE THORNE, FUNJUNGLE, SPACE BASE ALPHA, and the ONCE UPON A TIME series, along with many more epic stories, Stuart Gibbs! Stuart is not just a New York Times bestselling author, but he’s also worked in television and movies and recently had a graphic novel published by DC Comics. Stuart has done it all, and his writing journey is only just beginning. You can follow Stuart Gibbs on social media and on his website at: https://stuartgibbs.com/
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My RUMOR HAS IT! Interview with Author Kevin Sylvester, the Fantastically Funny storyteller of all things Middle Grade!
Rumor Has It, Author Kevin Sylvester has a new book out! I was thrilled to talk with the wonderfully witty and talented author, Kevin Sylvester for the SECOND TIME on E Train Talks, about his newest novel, APARTMENT 713, as well as his amazing writing & illustrating journey! Kevin is the award-winning middle-grade author of truly awesome stories. Some of his novels include THE FABULOUS ZED WATSON, HOCKEY SUPER SIX, THE PUCK DROPS HERE, NEIL FLAMBE & so many more! I love chatting with Kevin and I know you'll enjoy our talk too! Be sure to watch! #readcanadian You can follow Kevin's journey on social media, as well as on his website at: https://www.kevinsylvester.online/
My Incredible Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgenson and her amazing family Co-Authors!
I'm beyond honored to share my interview with the very first American Triathlon Olympic Gold Medalist, Gwen Jorgensen, as well as Gwen's wonderful mother, author Nancy Jorgenson and Gwen's Sister, author and educator, Elizabeth Jorgenson. Together with Gwen, they co-authored the incredible story of Gwen's journey to the Olympic Gold. I can't tell you how excited I am to share this video. Enjoy! Here you can find signed copies of the book! https://www.booksco.com/signed-copy-g...
Here are Elizabeth's other stories! https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Studen...
My Interview With Opinion Columnist at The Washington Post & Avid Reader, Alyssa Rosenberg!
Did you know that at Age 8, Alyssa Rosenberg was a book reviewer in her local newspaper? I was beyond excited to interview Alyssa Rosenberg, an Opinion Columnist at The Washington Post, and jumped for joy when the day arrived! Alyssa is the writer behind the "To Build a Delightful Library for Kids, Start With These 99 Books" piece, where she asked parents across the political spectrum for three books that need to be in a child's library. Alyssa's article shows that books shouldn't and don't bring people apart, they bring us together. I'm so inspired by all the amazing work Alyssa does for the book and writing world! Check out her article here courtesy of The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...
RUMOR HAS IT Episode 1 With Mythological Fantasy Middle-Grade Author Erika Lewis!
RUMOR HAS IT, Erika Lewis has a new middle-grade novel coming in 2023! Watch my wonderful interview with Erika Lewis, where I interview her a SECOND Time ahead of the release of her newest book, KELCIE MURPHY FOR THE HEART OF DANU coming May 23, 2023, for my first Rumor Has It episode! Erika is the author of the fast-paced and thrilling KELCIE MURPHY AND THE ACADEMY FOR THE UNBREAKABLE ARTS, an American Library Association, gold starred middle-grade read! If you're looking for an entertaining novel, and an author interview that's sure to make you smile, you're in the right book place!
My Interview With My Writing Hero, #1 NY Times Bestselling Middle-Grade Author, Gordon Korman!
I had the honor of interviewing the award-winning, New York Times Best Selling author, whose books always entertain, and inspire, as well as educate, and touch his readers' hearts, my personal hero and storytelling legend Author Gordon Korman!
My Interview With #GivingTuesday Legend & Comedian, Dante Plush!
In honor of #GivingTuesdaySpark on November 29th, I talked with the one and only Dante Plush! Dante is a kindness spark and a great force of inspiration to me and so many youths around the globe. He's a Giving Tuesday Kindness Legend himself, and the Director of Youth Engagement and Outreach for Giving Tuesday Spark! No one can compare to the warmth in his heart, and his ongoing work to change the world! That's why I was so honored to sit down and talk with him! Watch our chat!
My interview with Award-Wining Middle Grade Author Alysa Wishingrad!
I was absolutely thrilled to sit down with the award-winning debut middle-grade writer of medieval magic Alysa Wishingrad, the author behind “The Verdigris Pawn!” In our talk, Alysa speaks passionately and profoundly about important middle-grade topics & is a wonderful human being. This is one interview you don't want to miss! Follow Alysa's writing journey here: https://alysawishingrad.com/
Watch My Interview With One of My Very Favorite Canadian Authors, Marthe Jocelyn!
I was absolutely thrilled to sit down virtually with the wonderful Canadian storyteller and author of the thrilling "Aggie Morton Mystery Queen" series, Marthe Jocelyn. Marthe writes masterful mysteries that don’t just highly entertain, but also educate and intrigue readers. Not only that, Marthe has written 50 books from board books to children's reads, to middle grade, to YA! Marthe has been a wonderful supporter of my reading journey and I'm so happy to share everything she's doing to promote literacy, as well as talk about her amazingly entertaining reads! Follow Marthe Jocelyn's writing journey at https://www.marthejocelyn.com or at: www.bookflap.ca
Watch my Interview with the Incredible Author & my Newfound Writing Hero, Elly Swartz!
Watch my interview with the wonderful Middle-Grade Author Elly Swartz. Elly is the author of four contemporary middle-grade novels. And, not only is Elly an amazing storyteller, but she's also an attorney (WOW)! Elly has been a huge supporter of all of my bookish endeavors, and I was thrilled to have her on my podcast! Learn more about Elly's fascinating life, as well as her writing journey, in our talk
My Book Review of the Beautiful Middle-Grade Masterpiece, "The Magical Imperfect" by the Amazing Chris Baron!
WOW! What a heartwarming, breathtaking, and truly special read! THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT by Chris Baron takes readers on a magical adventure of friendship, family, and believing in yourself. Chris Baron is a masterful author, his novel-in-verse made me cry, laugh, smile, cheer, and feel all the feels! This book needs to be on all of your to-be-read lists! 10/10! Listen to my book review to learn more!
My Book Review on "The Civil War of Amos Abernathy" by the Amazing Michael Leali!
Listen to my book review on "The Civil War of Amos Abernathy." Written by Michael Leali, this Marvelous Middle Grade story, is one like none other I've read so far. A touching, relatable tale of a Tween discovering who he is, while also discovering that not everyone's path to uncovering our true self is the same. Listen to find out more about this incredible read!
My Book Review of "The Forgotten Five, The Invisible Spy," The Thrilling & Friendship-Filled Sequel to Author Lisa McMann's brilliant series!
Wow! Lisa McMann has truly DONE IT AGAIN with Book 2 of her middle-grade fantasy series "The Forgotten Five, The Invisible Spy!" From supernaturals, to supervillains, friendship to betrayal, and plots seen right through, literally, this story has it all! If you're looking for a thrilling tale that will NEVER get old, read THE FORGOTTEN FIVE, THE INVISIBLE SPY!
My Interview With Canadian Middle-Grade Author & Filmmaker, Hart Snider!
I had the huge honor of interviewing the one and only film maker and middle-grade author of "The Basketball Game," Hart Snider! Hart is a director, writer, and story editor, who’s edited films and series for CBC, NFB, Paramount Television, Nat Geo, Global, History, Food Network, NBA Canada, and more, and yes, on top of all this, he’s also a published author! Not to mention Hart’s been Honored by the government of Alberta Canada and winner of most inspirational short film, as well as recognized for many of his incredible film and writing projects.
My Interview With Jen Calonita, The Extraordinary NYT Times Bestselling Middle-Grade Author!
Once upon a time, there weren’t any middle-grade books, especially fairy tale middle-grade books. Middle schoolers were starting to grow tired of the same old Cinderella story or Snow White. Then, one author came along and helped change that. And I’m so honored to share my interview with the trailblazing author Jen Calonita. She along with other writers changed the course of fairy tales forever. Her “Fairy Tale Reform School,” “Lost Legends,” and many other book series are a huge part of the new MG genre. The end, well, not just yet. In fact, she’s just getting started. If you're a fan of fairy tales with a twist, Disney, and everything books, you'll love my book chat with Jen!
Listen to my review of Stuart Gibbs' "SPY SCHOOL PROJECT X," the 10th book in the SPY SCHOOL SERIES!
What a thrilling and fun filled adventure Stuart Gibbs takes us on in Spy School Project X. I kid you not that I read this book in one sitting, cover to cover, no intermissions needed! You'll soon find out that this book review is longer then most, but I had to share as much as I could about Stuart Gibbs' brilliant read, the 10th book in the Spy School Series! In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a HUGE Fan of Stuart Gibbs storytelling, and his Spy School Series is one of my all time favorites! What else can I say, listen to my book review of Project X and find out why you'll want to escape into this captivating read ASAP! E Train out!
My Book Review of "Linked," an Important, Inspiring, and Entertaining Middle-Grade Book by the Masterful Author Gordon Korman!
Nothing special ever happens in Chokecherry, Colorado, And, when I say nothing, I mean nothing, but what’s usually a dormant little town in the middle of nowhere, will soon go viral internationally. They’ll be recognized on the news, social media, and so much more, but not for something wonderful or spectacular, not for something anyone will be proud of, no, not for anything good at all.
Intrigued? Listen to my book review, and then find yourself a copy of "Linked" by Gordon Korman to learn more! Trust me, you won't regret it!
My Interview With Diane Magras, the Talented Middle-Grade Author of "Secret of the Shadow Beasts!"
I’m THRILLED to have talked with the author behind the thrilling, fantasy fiction, adventure quest, SECRET OF THE SHADOW BEASTS! I’m referring to the award-winning middle-grade author, Diane Magras!! Diane is the author of The New York Times Editors' Choice, The Mad Wolf's Daughter, as well as its companion novel, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter, and now her newest novel, SECRET OF THE SHADOW BEASTS, WHICH CAME OUT IN in June. I read, more like devoured, and reviewed Diane’s Secret of the Shadow Beasts! If you love adventure, battles, and kids saving the world, you'll love all of Diane's middle-grade reads!
My Interview With the Amazing Author of "Consider the Octopus," Gae Polisner!
It was a treat talking everything middle-grade books with author and literacy advocate Gae Polisner on E Train Talks! Gae is the author of numerous mg and ya books, including “The Pull of Gravity, “The Memory of Things,” and “In Sight of Stars,” to name a few, and her newest novel, co-authored with Nora Raleigh Baskin, the fun, entertaining and powerful read, CONSIDER THE OCTOPUS! Gae has been such a huge supporter of my reading journey, and it’s nice to find someone who cares so much about important issues, and even better, tackles the topics in her novels! It was a dream come true to chat with her! Be sure to watch!
My Interview With Fleur Bradley, Award-Winning Author of Middle-Grade Books for Reluctant Readers!
I had the honor of interviewing Fleur Bradley, the ever so clever and talented author of thrilling novels such as the action-packed "Double Vision" adventure series, the spooky mystery novel, "Midnight at the Barclay Hotel," and her newest eerie awesome mystery thriller, that I was lucky enough to read and review prior to its release, "Daybreak on Raven Island!" If you're a fan of mystery, ghosts, and everything spooky middle-grade, you'll love Fleur's amazing books!
My Interview With Jarrett Lerner, Author, Illustrator & Literacy Advocate!
I had the wonderful opportunity to interview author, illustrator, and literacy advocate, Jarrett Lerner! Jarrett has written and illustrated four graphic novel series! Jarret’s books feature fun and lovable characters, as well as meaningful themes like empathy, acceptance, and friendship! Aside from working on books, Jarrett spends a lot of his time advocating for literacy. He co-founded and co-organizes the #KidsNeedMentors and #KidsNeedBooks programs, and he’s the creator of Jarrett Lerner’s Creator Club. All this, plus he makes time to visit schools and libraries spreading reading joy to kids! Jarrett is definitely a literacy hero!
My Book Review of "Dear Student," the Heartwarming & Hopeful Tale of Autumn By Elly Swartz!
Autumn keeps hoping things might finally change. She hopes she will find her courage, make new friends, and have a great school year, and when she sees a boy on a bike run over an iguana in the middle of the road on the first day of school begins (weird sentence, right?), Autumn meets a possible new friend. Life is already starting to feel brighter! What happens next? Will she make a new friend or more, or will her lack of courage bring her down? Read "Dear Student" by the amazing Elly Swartz to find out!
My Review of the exciting "Treasure Tracks," by Debut Middle Grade Author S.A. Rodriguez
In this episode of E Train Talks, I'm reviewing the one and only middle-grade novel Treasure Tracks, a book I will treasure forever! See what I did there? Treasure Tracks is S.A. Rodriguez’s debut middle-grade adventure story about a young tween who goes on a treasure hunt for undersea riches to help his ailing Abuelo (Grandfather). Treasure Tracks is an incredibly fun read with so much meaning. I'm excited to share this wonderful read by the talented author, S.A. Rodriguez! Now, Let’s dive into this book review!
My Book Review of the Important Middle-Grade Novel "A Good Kind of Trouble" by Lisa Moore Ramée
I happened to be attending a bookish event at a local indie bookstore and Lisa Moore Ramee was there, as was her book, A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE, and after hearing Lisa talk about her novel, I knew it was meant to be in my bookshelf! So, I took my new read home and ended up inhaling the story! Not only is did I find the storyline engaging & kept my interest, but I also learned so much along the way! But don’t take it from my long-winded description, take it from my book review!
My Book Review of "Amari and the Great Game," the Absolutely Amazing Sequel to "Amari and the Night Brothers" by B.B. Alston!
From action to adventure, to friendship “Amari and the Great Game” by B.B. Alston has it all! I can guarantee you will absolutely love this story and you will NOT want to put this book down! Now my question for you is, what are you waiting for? Go find yourself a copy of B.B’s latest and greatest Amari novel, or if you haven’t already, read the first book in the Amari world, you WON’T REGRET IT!
P.S. I'll be interviewing B.B. Alston this month, so be on the lookout for my chat with him!
My Book Review of The Thrilling and Meaningful Tale "Super Jake and the King of Chaos" by Naomi Milliner!
I recommend “Super Jake & The King of Chaos” by Naomi Milliner to middle graders and above. We all need a little magic in our lives, and Ethan, Jake & Freddie's story shares this meaningful message and more. If you’re looking for a heartwarming read, you’ve come to the right place, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read, this book is perfect for you! You’ll find Super Jake is full of all the best elements needed for a good, can’t put this book down read! A 10/10 Read for sure! “Super Jake & The King of Chaos” deserves so much more recognition. It's a tale filled with the magic of middle grade for sure!
My Book Review of the Adventurous Tale of Good Vs. Evil "The Blameless" by E.S. Christison!
"The Blameless" by E.S. Christison is a fast-paced & thrilling adventure that you will love! From magic to mayhem, this novel has everything a book needs to make an instant fantasy classic, and believe me, it should be a classic in my books! You need to get your hands on a copy, you won't regret it! 10/10!
My Book Review of the Riveting Middle-Grade Fantasy Tale, "The Verdigris Pawn!"
No words can describe how much I enjoyed "The Verdigris Pawn" by author Alysa Wishingrad!
"Where will you let the truth take you? Beau, The heir, has lived a life of luxury & criticism. His father is the king of the land, he has the best cook, a pantry that’s always full, and everything he could ever ask for at his disposal, he is the heir to his father’s throne, but he also lives a sheltered and protected life, his entire life has been spent in the safety of his father’s royal manor, hidden from the truth."
This story takes readers on a thrilling ride, that you won't want to miss! I highly recommend this book to all readers! You need to read this book! You won't regret it!
My Book Review of the New York Times Bestselling Novel "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt!
"Fish in a Tree" educated me & inspired me to promote empathy, to walk a mile in someone else's shoes! The protagonist, Ally faces so much adversity along her learning journey, but she didn't care what anyone else thought of her, as long as she had her best friends by her side. She's a character that I'll always remember when I feel lost or need help!
10/10 story, I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of "Fish in a Tree" and all of Lynda's books!
My Interview With Shawn Peters, Debut Middle-Grade Author of "The Unforgettable Logan Foster!"
I had the honor of interviewing, author extraordinaire, and a member of "Fedora Friends," Shawn Peters! Shawn is the author of the captivating, realistic fiction, story with a superhero twist, "The Unforgettable Logan Foster!" This book has everything that makes for a good story, from a brilliant neurodivergent protagonist, Logan, looking for his long-lost little brother, to navigating puberty, not to mention defeating a dangerous villain, plus a whole lot more! Shawn is truly an incredible author, and guess what, book 2 of the Logan Foster series is coming out next year! I CAN'T WAIT, and after watching this interview & book chat, you won't be able to contain your excitement either!!
Visit shawnpeterswrites.com to follow Shawn's writing journey!
My Interview With James Ponti the Legendary Author of the Thrilling "City Spies" Series!
It was an absolute honor to interview the one and only James Ponti! James is both a New York Times & International Bestselling author of NOT ONE, but three Middle-Grade book series, Wow! And, you might also be surprised to hear that James is also an Emmy–nominated television writer and producer who’s worked for television networks, such as Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and PBS, to name a few! He’s also the recipient of the prestigious EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD. We discuss all that and more in our entertaining chat! Be on the lookout for "Motherisms" along the way!
My Book Review of the Fast-Paced Fantasy Read "Secret of the Shadow Beasts" by Diane Magras!
Little did Nora know that being a knight is more than just defeating umbrae (evil shadow beasts), but it’s about finding your way, acceptance, friendship, and perseverance! Soon, it was time for Nora's first battle as a night. One wrong move and the deadly venom could seep into her body, but Nora's always up for a challenge!
I absolutely LOVED "Secret of the Shadow Beasts" by the wonderful Diane Magras! This book is perfect for fans of "Percy Jackson," and all middle-grade readers! Listen to my book review to learn more!
My Book Review of "City Spies, Forbidden City" Book 3 in the New York Times Bestselling "City Spies" series by the Amazing James Ponti!
I'm so happy to be reviewing one of my favorite novels of all time, the New York Times Bestselling "City Spies, Forbidden City" by the incredible James Ponti!
James’s “Framed” series sparked my love of realistic fiction & mystery books, so when I found out James had more novels in the same genre, the "City Spies" series, I was thrilled and proceeded to devour each of the books!
Stay tuned for my interview with James Ponti, which is coming soon, but until then, this operation is hot, we are a go!
My Book Review of "Middle School - Safety Goggles Advised" by Award-Winning Author, Jessica Speer!
In this podcast, I review the book, “Middle School―Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure, by Jessica Spear, author of the award-winning book "Bff or NRF? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships." I recommend this book to all kids entering or attending middle school and to parents of middle schoolers. It’s not just a novel, it’s a roadmap, a social survival guide for middle school! Be sure to grab a copy when it comes out on August 2, 2022!
My Interview With Heather Clark, Middle-Grade Author of "Lemon Drop Falls!"
Check out my interview with the wonderful Heather Clark! We discuss everything "Lemon Drop Falls," her debut MG novel about 12-year-old Morgan, and her journey coping with the heartbreaking loss of her mom, and trying to keep her promise to take care of her dad and siblings while dealing with all the ins and outs of being a tween. “Lemon Drop Falls” is one of my favorite middle-grade books ever! I’ve recommended it to book clubs, fellow writers, and my friends because it’s so good! Watch our book chat to learn more about Everything Middle-Grade & Heather's new Non-Profit! #books #reading
My Interview With Middle-Grade Author of "Song for a Whale," Lynne Kelly!
I had the pleasure of talking with the wonderfully kind-hearted Lynne Kelly, author of the award-winning and touching novel, "Song For A Whale," along with Everything Books! Lynne is a sign language interpreter, a talented author, a mom of two dogs and one human, a lover of books, and even a special education teacher in the past. She’s certainly a jack of many interesting trades, and I'm sure you'll learn so much from our interview!
To learn more visit lynnekellybooks.com!
My Interview With Award-Winning Author of "Starfish," Lisa Fipps!
I had the honor of interviewing Lisa Fipps, author of the amazing debut MG Novel-In-Verse "Starfish!" Lisa was the first author to ever read one of my book reviews, and it means the world to me! Without her, I may never have started my book podcast! Join Lisa and I as we discuss journalism, creativity, and Everything Books! #books #kidlit #author
My Book Review of "Glitter Gets Everywhere" by Yvette Clark!
Shared on the pages of this heartfelt tale, is a story of hope, perseverance, empathy, and strength. Listen to my review of the middle-grade novel, "Glitter Gets Everywhere," and hear why you'll want to find a copy of your own to read. It's a story that will bring out all the feels and stay with you long after the pages are read and the cover is closed. A beautiful heart-wrenching story that will inspire you to cherish those close to you. I can’t wait to read more of Yvette Clark’s beautiful books!
Follow Author Yvette Clark's writing journey at: https://www.yvetteclark.com/about
My Book Review of "Jordie and Joey Fell From the Sky" by Judi Lauren!
"Jordie and Joey Fell from the Sky" by Judi Lauren is a new favorite middle-grade book of mine! The novel is the fast-paced story of twins Jordie and Joey who have bounced from foster home to foster home, never finding a true place to call their own, and their entertaining journey to discovering the truth about their parents!
Join the three protagonists on a fun-filled journey full of twists and turns!
My Book Review of The Funny & Important MG Novel "Consider the Octopus" co-authored by Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin!
"Consider the Octopus" is a much-needed reminder that the world needs to change for the better! Tons of pollution are dumped into the ocean daily, creating large patches where currents meet like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This needs to stop, and Sydney and JB, are up to the task! Listen to my book review of this silly, fast-paced, and meaningful read co-authored by Gae Polisner & Nora Raleigh Baskin to learn more!
Visit @gaepol & @noraraleighb on Twitter for more info!
My Interview With Dr. Molly Ness, Literacy Champion & Host of "End Book Deserts."
In this interview, I talk with Dr. Molly Ness, a literacy advocacy champion, host of "End Book Deserts," and founder of the "Coalition for Literacy Equity!" Molly has lead the charge for literacy equity ever since her time with "Teaching America." She's witnessed firsthand the pain young avid readers face when they don't have access to books. Molly doesn't just want change, she wants to be the change! Join Dr. Molly Ness and I as we fight for literacy for all! Watch our book talk to find out more! Join the fight to end book deserts at www.drmollyness.com!
My Book Review of "The Book of Elsie" by Joanne Levy
Elsie isn't one to mope around hoping for something to change, like Queen Esther, Elsie wants to be the change! And, I want to be like Elsie! This is my book review of Joanne Levy's newest middle-grade novel, "The Book of Elsie." It was a treat to read and review the ARC of Levy's meaningful Jewish-themed book. The story is filled with hope and determination! It touches on sensitive and powerful topics like antisemitism, discrimination, and LGBTQ storylines, that aren't always found, but are needed in MG books! Listen to my review of this sweet, thoughtful, and entertaining read! "The Book of Elsie" will be on the shelves in August of 2022.
My Interview With Debut MG Author, Esme Symes-Smith!
Are you looking for a thrilling MG adventure with added queer themes and more? Well, I have the book for you! "Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston" is the perfect mix of meaning and excitement! Esme Symes-Smith did a brilliant job on their debut novel! Listen to our interview to find out more about Callie, the writing process, and EVERYTHING BOOKS! Find out more on etraintalks.com
My Interview With Kindness Advocate & Debut Author Sammie Vance!
Meet Sammie Vance! A 13-year-old kindness advocate and fellow podcaster who started the meaningful "Sammi's Buddy Bench Project, a positive movement to promote friendship, and kindness. Sammie's been featured on the "Today Show," "NBC Nightly News" & has received many notable accolades. Through it all, Sammie shares that "You don't just have to be an adult to make a difference, you can be a kid too!" Such a great talk, and we hope you'll listen! To learn more about Sammie's buddy bench project, check out her website sammiesbuddybenchproject.com #books #reading #kindness #literacyadvocate #makeadifference
My Book Review of Fleur Bradley's MG Horror Thriller "Daybreak on Raven Island!"
I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of "Daybreak on Raven Island" by Fleur Bradley, and it did not disappoint! Fleur is truly a master at the art of captivating all forms of readers! Her novel has the perfect combination of powerful themes & powerful beasts! 10/10, I highly recommend this MG horror thriller! Be sure to get your hands on a copy when it comes out on the shelves on August 23rd, 2022!
Want a copy for yourself?
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My Interview With Activist & MG Author, Carrie Firestone!
"A much-needed reminder that certain fights are worth fighting." I had the honor of talking Everything Books with middle-grade author and activist Carrie Firestone about her two MG novels and her work as an environmental activist. Her work is so inspiring, and I learned so much from our chat! Listen to our interview to learn more about her writing, social justice advocacy, and more!
Be sure to check out her website carriefirestonebooks.com for more information about her stories and upcoming events!
My Book Review of the Superhero Thriller "The Unforgettable Logan Foster" by Shawn Peters!
"The Unforgettable Logan Foster" is the superhero middle-grade story I didn't know I needed! Author Shawn Peters has a creative and innovative way with words, adding both realistic and fictional aspects to Logan Foster's meaningful tale!
Logan is a new favorite protagonist of mine & "The Unforgettable Logan Foster" is an adventure, drama, coming-of-Age, middle Grade action packed story you won't want to put down 10/10 read!
Want a copy of Shawn's novel for yourself?
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My Book Review of "The Bravest Word" by the Amazing Kate Foster!
Sometimes, the bravest thing you can ever do is ask for help. "The Bravest Word" by Kate Foster is the meaningful tale of Matt and Cliff, boy and dog. Throughout the story, the reader is pulled into the powerful adventure of Matt, and his inspiring journey! 10/10 Read!
Want a copy of Kate's beautiful read for yourself?
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My Interview With the Extraordinary Author and Artist Rebekah Lowell!
I had the honor of chatting everything books with Author and Artist Rebekah Lowell! In our talk, we discuss her debut MG novel-in-verse "The Road to After," her experience after escaping domestic abuse, and her work as a querying picture book artist and published author! I learned so much from our book chat, and I know you'll learn something too!
Want a copy of Rebekah's Meaningful Story?
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My Book Review of the Thrilling Story "Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston" by Esme Symes-Smith!
"Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston" is the adventurous tale of Callie and their courageous friends. I loved this fast-paced novel, and I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of Esme Symes-Smith's wonderful book! You Won't Regret It!
Be sure to use my affiliate link to order a copy for yourself! All proceeds go to my literacy advocacy journey!
My Book Review of "On the Line" by Eric Walters and Paul Coccia!
"On the Line" is a new favorite MG book of mine! This story is chock-full of meaningful themes like friendship, basketball, and family. Eric Walters and Paul Coccia made a slam dunk with this novel! 10/10 Read, you NEED to get your hands on a copy!
And here's one way... Check out my website www.etraintalks.com for the link to order it!
My Book Review of "The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes" by Lora L. Hyler!
"The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes" is such a stupendous read! From superheroes to science pilot programs, this new MG novel is a 10/10 read!
Want to learn more about Lora's MG book? Listen to my book review!
My Interview with Award-Winning Author, Terry C. Jennings!
I had the honor of interviewing Award-Winning Author Terry C. Jennings about her important Novel-In-Verse, "Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist!" The story touches on relevant topics like equality, social justice, and feminism! Want to learn more about Terry's books, and about the inspiring life of Pauli Murray? Listen to my interview with Terry C. Jennings!
Also, want a copy of Terry's biography-in-verse?
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My Interview With Debut MG Author, Cathy Carr!
I had the honor of chatting with debut MG author, Cathy Carr! In our book chat, we discuss her 2021 debut "365 Days to Alaska," the querying process, and Everything Books! I learned so much from Cathy, and I highly recommend her MG book!
Want a copy of Cathy's novel for yourself?
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My Book Review of Leslie Connor's Meaningful Novel "Anybody Here Seen Frenchie!"
MG Author Leslie Connor has done it again! Her newest novel "Anybody Here Seen Frenchie" is a new favorite read of mine! From nature to friendship, to family, "Anybody Here Seen Frenchie" touches on so many important themes! Want to learn more? Check out Leslie's Instagram @heyleslieconnor!
Want a copy of "Anybody Here Seen Frenchie" for yourself?
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My Book Review of "Coming of Age: 13 B'nai Mitzvah Stories" by 13 different authors!
"Coming of Age" is the tale of thirteen young Jewish middle graders getting ready for their B'nai Mitzvahs. They may all be in different settings, but they're all connected through their heritage. This relatable MG story touches on many important themes like anxiety, puberty, and family. The thirteen authors of this meaningful read wrote this novel beautifully!
Want a copy of "Coming of Age" for yourself?
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My Book Review of Marthe Jocelyn's "Aggie Morton Mystery Queen" Series!
In this podcast, I review (but don't spoil) books 1, 2, & 3 of the Aggie Morton Mystery Queen series by the award-winning, Canadian Author, Marthe Jocelyn, published by Tundra Books! Marthe Jocelyn's mystery series is a true favorite of mine, and I can't wait to read Book 4 coming out in November 2022! I highly recommend reading this thrilling middle-grade mystery series!
My Book Review of Heather Clark's Powerful Novel "Lemon Drop Falls!"
"Lemon Drop Falls" is one of the most thought-provoking and meaningful MG books I've ever read. It's a novel that I'll always look back to when searching for new perspectives and ideas. I recommend "Lemon Drop Falls" to readers of all ages, and once you listen to my #bookreview of Heather Clark's diverse MG story, you'll discover why!
Want a copy of "Lemon Drop Falls" for yourself?
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My Interview With Debut MG author of "The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves," Tom Phillips!
In this informative interview, you'll learn about author, screenwriter, and all-around great person, Tom Phillips. We discuss his thrilling, fun-filled, and adventurous debut mystery middle-grade novel The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves, as well as his writing process for both books and screenplays. Tom has been such a positive force in my reading journey, so it was my honor to chat with him about his new novel, his writing process, and his work as a screenwriter! Listen to my interview with Tom Phillips to learn more!
Want a copy of Tom's new mystery novel for yourself? Use my affiliate link! All proceeds will go to the literacy advocacy movement! https://amzn.to/3L9Q0yF
My Book Review of Amanda Rawson Hill's Beautiful Novel-In-Verse "The Hope of Elephants!"
"The Hope of Elephants" is such a meaningful book! Amanda Rawson Hill touches on such important topics in her debut novel-in-verse. I can't wait for the world to see just how amazing "The Hope of Elephants" really is!
Want a copy of Amanda's MG read for yourself?
Use my affiliate link All proceeds go to the Literary Advocacy Movement!
My Book Review of the Captivating MG Novel "Relatively Normal Secrets" by C.W Allen!
"Relatively Normal Secrets" is such a thrilling book! The story follows the entertaining adventures of Zed and Tuesday, the two protagonists, who want to know the truth about their unusual parents, and in the process, end up saving another world! Listen to my book review of C.W Allen's "Relatively Normal Secrets" to learn more!
Want a copy of Relatively Normal Secrets for yourself?
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My Interview With President of Nancy Paulsen Books, An Imprint of Penguin Young Readers, Nancy Paulsen!
Nancy Paulsen is a true inspiration! She's an example of who I want to be when I grow up. She worked her way from an assistant editor at Viking Books to President of her very own imprint! She's published some of my favorite books too! She's published novels like "Before the Ever After" by Jacqueline Woodson, "Starfish" by Lisa Fipps, and "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt!
Want copies of these great reads published by Nancy Paulsen? Use my affiliate links! All proceeds go to the literacy advocacy movement!
"Before the Ever After:" https://amzn.to/3G4gbG0
"Fish in a Tree:" https://amzn.to/3agkUJf
My Book Review of Stacy Nockowitz's Jewish-Themed MG Novel "The Prince of Steel Pier!"
"The Prince of Steel Pier," available September 1st, 2022, is a Jewish-themed, fast-paced, thrilling read which I loved. I sped through Stacy Nockowitz's new MG book! Such a great story and I know you'll like it as much as I did no matter your faith!
Want your own copy of Stacy's novel? Use my affiliate link! All proceeds go to my college fund!
My Book Review of the Meaningful, Important, and Inspiring MG novel "THE FIRST RULE OF CLIMATE CLUB" by Carrie Firestone!
THE FIRST RULE OF CLIMATE CLUB is the book we all need! Carrie Firestone's novel touches on important topics like climate change and racism which most MG stories don't discuss. I highly recommend this 10/10 read! THE FIRST RULE OF CLIMATE CLUB comes out in July! You NEED to get your hands on a copy, you won't regret it! :)
My Book Review of the Middle-Grade Historical Fiction Novel, "Lines of Courage!"
"Lines of Courage" is a middle-grade historical fiction book that takes place in WWI. From the points of view of five protagonists, the reader sees the battles of "The War to End All Wars" from five different sides of the war. Such a thrilling read! I'm so glad I had the chance to talk about it with the New York Times Bestselling Author of over 30 books including "Lines of Courage," Jennifer Nielsen!
My Interview With Award-Winning Author Emily Barth Isler
Emily Barth Isler is truly an inspiration. Her novel "AfterMath" touches on important issues many MG books don't discuss. I learned so much from debut author Emily Barth Isler, and I know you will too!
My Book Review of the Meaningful Novel "The Road to After" by Rebekah Lowell!
"The Road to After" is one of the most powerful and important books I've read. It touches on important topics many stories, unfortunately, don't. Rebekah's novel comes out on May 10th, 2022, and I'm so excited and happy for Rebekah. Listen to my review of Rebekah's meaningful novel-in-verse to learn more!
My Interview With Educator Extraordinaire, Elizabeth Blye!
In honor of #TeacherAppreciationWeek, I interviewed Elizabeth Blye, a middle school teacher-librarian at Ossining Middle School in Ossining, New York. She's also a #literacy advocate who promotes literature at every possible opportunity! Elizabeth has done so much to promote #reading, and she's just getting started! Watch my interview with Elizabeth to learn more about her inspiring career!
My Book Review of "365 Days to Alaska!"
"365 Days to Alaska" by Cathy Carr is a heartfelt ad meaningful read that I highly recommend! Want to learn more about this thrilling and heartwarming book? Listen to my book review of "365 Days to Alaska!"
My Book Review of "The Spinner of Dreams" by K.A Reynolds!
"The Spinner of Dreams" captivated me from cover to cover. What was so entertaining about K.A Reynolds' fantastical read? Listen to my book review to find out!
My Book Review of "Pauli Murray, The Life of a Pioneering Feminist & Civil Rights Activist"
Pauli Murray's name doesn't appear in the history books alongside the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. I created this book review with the goal to change that. To learn more about Pauli Murray's inspiring life, listen to my book review of her biography-in-verse!
My Interview With Author Rebecca KS Ansari!
Today on E Train Talks, I speak with Author Rebecca KS Ansari about her uniquely thrilling, middle-grade, mystery novel, The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly. After you listen to my interview with Rebecca, be sure to check out my podcast review of The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly to learn more! Thanks for lending your ear!! Until next time!
My Book Review of "Max Meow, Donuts and Danger" by John Gallagher!
"Max Meow, Donuts and Danger" is the second out of three books in the Max Meow series by John Gallagher. I highly recommend John's thrilling and funtastic comic!
My Book Review of "Dress Coded" by Carrie Firestone
"Dress Coded" was such an empowering read that I highly recommend! I learned so many important lessons throughout the novel, that I know will stick with me for a long time! Beautiful novel, Carrie Firestone!
My Interview With Award-Winning Author Leslie Connor!
I had the honor of interviewing one of my favorite authors, Leslie Connor! Leslie was so much fun to interview, and I'm sure you'll enjoy this in-depth, meaningful book chat with award-winning author, and my personal book hero, Leslie Connor!
My Interview With Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson!
Kaitlyn Johnson is an agent for many authors, but, what exactly is a literary agent? We'll find out in my interview with Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson!
My Interview With Author Erika Lewis!
Erika Lewis is the author of many varieties of books. From middle-grade, to YA, to graphic novels, but her most recent novel (which is the topic of our discussion) is the middle-grade read "Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts."
To learn more about Erika Lewis, you can check out her website!
My Book Review of "The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves, The Egypt's Fire" by Tom Phillips!
Are you looking for a thrilling mystery middle-grade read? Well, I have just the book for you! "The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves" is the story of two detectives with one goal. To solve the mystery of who really stole the "Egypt's Fire" ruby!
My Book Review of "The Gilded Girl" by Alyssa Colman!
"The Gilded Girl" is an enchanting read filled with interwoven themes and meanings. Want to learn more about this magical read? Listen to my podcast book review of "The Gilded Girl" by Alyssa Colman!
My Book Review of "The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan" by Salma Hussain
"The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan" follows the life of Mona Hasan through her many powerful journal entries. Want to learn more about Salma Hussain's great read? Listen to my book review podcast!
My Book Review of "AfterMath" by Emily Barth Isler
"AfterMath" pulled on my heartstrings, and I know it will pull on yours too. Listen to my book review of this powerful read to learn more about Emily Barth Isler's "AfterMath!"
Interview With Audiobook Narrator Mark Sanderlin
Have you ever listened to an audiobook and wondered, who exactly is reading this novel, and how did they manage to get such an interesting job? Well, you might just be listening to the voice of Mark Sanderlin!
Listen to my interview with Mark Sanderlin to learn what being an audiobook narrator is all about!
Book Review of "The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle" by Leslie Connor
In today's episode of the E Train Talks podcast, I review the powerful read "The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle" by Leslie Connor.
Spoiler: I'm going to be interviewing Leslie in a future episode of my podcast!
Interview With Author Sarah Scheerger
In my interview with Sarah Scheerger, we discuss her middle-grade novel "Operation Frog Effect," what being an author is all about, and EVERYTHING BOOKS!
Check out my book review on "Operation Frog Effect" to learn more about Sarah's amazing read!
Book Review of "The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly" by Rebecca K.S. Ansari
"The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly" is one of my favorite books! Why do I love the setting, characters, plot, and everything about the novel so much? Listen to my book review podcast on Rebecca K.S. Ansari's "The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly.
Book Review of "Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts" by Erika Lewis
In an upcoming podcast, I'm going to be interviewing Erika Lewis about her fantastical novel "Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts!" Check my Twitter for updates. I highly recommend reading "Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts!"
Book Review of "Operation Frog Effect"
"Operation Frog Effect" was a beautiful read! Want to learn more about Operation Frog Effect? Listen to my upcoming interview with the author of this unique novel, Sarah Scheerger. Check my Twitter account "E Train Explains" for updates.
Book Review of "Before the Ever After" by Jacqueline Woodson
"Before the Ever After" is a heartwarming, heartbreaking, heart-wrenching, and beautiful book by Jacqueline Woodson. Want to learn more about this meaningful read? Listen to my newest book review podcast episode!
How to Create a Podcast by a Podcaster
In today's episode, I'm going to be teaching you how to create a podcast on Anchor. There are many other podcasting websites, but Anchor in my opinion is the easiest to use, and yes, this whole episode might sound like an advertisement, but trust me, this will be worth your time if you want to create a podcast.
Interview With an Assistant Librarian!
Nicole Johnson is the assistant librarian at Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. She's currently working towards a master's degree in Library Studies! I asked her a few questions about her job and her love of books. She had some very insightful and thought-provoking things to say.
Listen to my interview with Nicole Johnson to learn about what being a librarian is all about!
Book Review of "The Sun Will Come Out" by Joanne Levy
"The Sun Will Come Out" is one of my favorite books. The themes of the story are kindness, acceptance, and friendship. I highly recommend this wonderful novel!
Minecraft Hardcore Episode 1, But I can't Stop Singing! As Heard on my YouTube Channel
This is Minecraft But I can't stop singing!! This was so much fun to make, and coming up with rhymes on the fly, I didn't know I had it in me!
Book Review of "Sunny Days Inside: And Other Stories"
"Sunny Days Inside: And Other Stories" was one of my favorite novels to read. The story is relatable and I found it inspiring how all the protagonists found unique ways to spend their time inside during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Want to learn more about the book? Watch my newest podcast episode to find out!
The Life of William Shakespeare
Much of William Shakespeare's life is a mystery, but what historians do know is incredible! Want to learn about Shakespeare, the greatest playwright of all time? Watch my newest podcast episode to learn about the Bard!
Book Review of "A Home for Goddesses and Dogs"
"A Home for Goddesses and Dogs" is one of the best books I've ever read and I highly recommend it, but before you go and order it, listen to my newest episode of the E Train Talks podcast to learn more about the amazing characters and plot of this novel!
Book Review on "The Lion of Mars"
What would it be like to be the first one of the children on Mars? Well, that's the exact situation the protagonists face in "The Lion of Mars!"
Five YouTubers who Broke the YouTube Algorithm!
These are five YouTubers that broke the YouTube algorithm!
These five YouTubers used their knowledge of the algorithm to grow their channel! From gaining 1000 subscribers a month, to gaining millions of subscribers a month!
Book Review of "Broken Strings"
In today's episode, I review "Broken Strings" by Kathy Kacer and Eric Walters. I loved this novel and I highly recommend it!
Book Review of "The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise"
I loved "The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!" Dan Gemeinhart wrote this story beautifully, and he paints a picture with his words. I highly recommend this novel!
"We Don't Talk About Bruno" Minecraft Parody
In this episode of the E Train Talks podcast, I created a Minecraft parody of the popular song "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from Disney's Encanto!
In case you haven't watched Encanto, I highly recommend you watch it!
"Turtle Boy" Book Review
"Turtle Boy" was and still is one of my favorite books! When you're feeling gloomy, reading "Turtle Boy" can turn your frown upside down! "Turtle Boy" was meaningful, entertaining, and a book that I highly recommend!
"The Fabulous Zed Watson" Book Review
"The Fabulous Zed Watson" is one of my favorite books! Basil and Kevin Sylvester are a dynamic duo and together, they wrote this story wonderfully! The book kept my attention from cover to cover! I highly recommend this meaningful novel!
"Fish Out of Water" book review!
"Fish Out of Water" was such a meaningful read. The reader can learn a lot about how harmful stereotypes and bullying can feel to many people. I highly recommend you read "Fish Out of Water!"
"Winterborne Home, for Vengeance and Valor" book review!
Today, I review the thrilling novel "Winterborne Home, for Vengeance and Valor," by best-selling author Ally Carter. This book was so much fun to read, and I highly recommend it!
"The False Prince" Book Review
Today, I review "The False Prince," by Jennifer A. Nielsen. This was such a thrilling read that I highly recommend!
"Letters From Cuba" Book Review
In today's episode, I review the novel "Letters From Cuba," by Ruth Behar. I loved this story, and I highly recommend it!
My Book Review of "Sorry for your Loss"
"Sorry for your Loss" was such an amazing read. The author Joanne Levy wrote this novel so beautifully. I highly recommend "Sorry for your Loss!"
My Book Review of "Amari and the Night Brothers," the thrilling tale by B.B. Alston!
In this episode, I review Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B Alston. This was such an amazing story and I highly recommend it!
My Thoughts on the Award-Winning Novel "Starfish"
Today, I review the novel "Starfish" by Lisa Fipps. "Starfish" is Lisa's debut novel and it ended up being nominated for many notable awards! I recommend all of you listening to try Starfish for yourselves!
My thoughts on the book "Aggie Morton Mystery Queen, The Body Under the Piano"
In this episode, I review the exciting novel "Aggie Morton Mystery Queen, The Body Under the Piano" by Marthe Jocelyn, published by Tundra Books. I strongly recommend this amazing read!
My thoughts on the novel "Hazel's Theory of Evolution"
In this episode of E Train Talks, I review the novel "Hazel's Theory of Evolution" by Lisa Jenn Bigelow. This was a meaningful story that I definitely recommend! Remember, when you listen to this podcast, you'll learn a little bit about everything!