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Starless Midnight rivals an Alfred Hitchcock movie. This character-driven story heightens the suspense to the point you'll be reading through finder-covered eyes. This book is highly relevant to what is happening in the world today.

~happy reader

This was a stay-up into the wee hours of the night to see how the heroes in this story solve all the mysteries and save the day. There is also a touch of romance and humor that makes this a perfect book for a mystery/romance buff such as me.

~advid reader


It’s okay to be the same and different. Each rhyme features children doing everyday things that most kids love—hanging from trees, enjoying the beach, camping, and playing.
The differences between the characters featured in the rhymes are an opportunity for kids (and adults) to see others as part of our community because we are all different in some way.

~happy reader

I bought two copies and I may need more. I've already given this wonderful book to two different families. What a joy to see children point and exclaim, "she looks just like me!." There are not yet enough children's books that celebrate diversity. I do home this author has more books planned. Oh, and the illustrations are delightful.

~delighted reader


“I wish that this book had been available for my fourth grade class when we studied the United States. It is a treasure trove of information, written and illustrated in a fun way, guaranteed to catch the reader’s attention.” – Eva Griep, 4th grade (retired) Cedar Creek. MN Dist. 15.

“Our States Have Crazy Shapes by Lynn Garthwaite is a must have for elementary schools or homes that have school age children or grandchildren. I learned so much in this easy to read book that explains the differences in the size and shapes of every state, as well as the dates of admission to the United States. I highly recommend this book.” – Angie Flitter, Mother and Grandmother

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