Watersmeet is the first novel in the Watersmeet series by Ellen Jensen Abbott. It is tagged Young Adult, but unlike some of today's YA books this one can be read by younger YA readers. It's about a girl who lives in a land with mythical creatures--including centaurs. You know how I am about horses, centaurs,… Continue reading Watersmeet


Novel Madness Finals 2014

Today my class debated the four remaining titles in our Novel Madness contest. Then they voted! The finalists for this year's Novel Madness competition are: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull Collins' book has been nominated every year (this is the third year of Novel Madness) and never… Continue reading Novel Madness Finals 2014


Sabaska’s Tale

The novel Sabaska's Tale, by Julie Campbell, powerfully illustrates the bond between a girl and her horse. When Anna's grandmother dies, Anna's family leaves her at the house to sell Grandma's nineteen horses. Anna meets Sabaska and realizes the horse is more than she appears. Sabaska can travel between worlds, and Grandma was killed while… Continue reading Sabaska’s Tale