Review: The Fog Mound by Susan Schade, illustrated by Jon Buller

Review by Casey Chang The Fog Mound, is the first in a three-volume series, Travels of Thelonious, where the titular talking chipmunk named Thelonious, is joined by many other animals who talk and dress like humans. Including Fitzgerald, the porcupine, Olive the bear, and Brown the lizard, Thelonious and friends journey to Olive’s home, the…

Review: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Reviewed by Jennifer Langreck Do you remember believing in fairy tales or scary creatures when you were young? In Tracey Baptiste’s fantasy novel The Jumbies, Caribbean lore becomes reality. The twelve-year-old protagonist Corinne doesn’t have to believe in the creatures she hears about in the local stories, but she does have to confront them. The…