The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

Review by Jennifer Irvine

Fionn Boyle has lot to deal with in his 11-year-old life in Dublin. His dad died before he was born, his mother suffers from depression, and his 13-year-old sister Tara has turned into a self-absorbed, heartless teenager. When he and Tara are shipped off to the island of Arranmore for the summer, things only get worse. … More The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel

Review by Jennifer Irvine

Create strong, capable girls, include diverse characters, throw in some bullying to overcome, include a missing or dead father, and round it out with a mystery to solve. All of these elements and more keep The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane rolling along like a well-played English football. … More The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel

Super Sons: The PolarShield Project by Ridley Pearson, illus. by Ile Gonzalez

Review by Jocelyne Gregory

When Super Sons: The PolarShield Project begins, global warming has gone haywire, causing flooding and storms that destroy lands and crops. Millions of people are forced to leave their homes behind and travel further inland. Enter Project PolarShield, a government program, assisted by Wayne industries (Batman’s company), to create a dust shield over the polar caps and stop the global meltdown. … More Super Sons: The PolarShield Project by Ridley Pearson, illus. by Ile Gonzalez