Picture, Middle Grade and YA Books

This page lists picture, middle grade and YA books written by the authors participating in this festival

Theft of History

Crystal Sharpe (pen name Virginia Cornue) and Linda Lonbri

A prequel to Sandra Troux Mysteries, Troux Sleuths is a clue-based, middle-grade-reader history adventure mystery series that introduces the grown up trio Sandra Simone Troux (Sandy), Barbara Ann Power (Bobbi) and Elizabeth Lee Sheridan (Lizbet) of the Sandra Troux Mysteries, as 10-year-olds at the beginning of their lifelong friendship and sleuthing career.

Set in 1955, Book One – Theft of History – is a time shifting mystery that launches ethnically diverse Sandy, Bobbi and Lizbet on a search to discover who has stolen their favorite teacher’s precious copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, adopted at the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention, America’s first such meeting, held at Seneca Falls, New York.


Night of Power

By Nancy Taiani

10-year old Mona had always thought that Ramadan was only about fasting. But she discovers there’s more to it when she decides to join her family’s observance for the first time and then tries to explain it to her friends. A Night of Power is an illustrated children’s book that follows Mona’s first fast and her growth in empathy, charity, and her relationship to others.


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Play. Speak.

By Tia Dionne Hodge-Jones

Play. Speak. – an excellent book by an extraordinary actor – is an instructional guide and collection of 40 challenging monologues for young actors, ages 13 to 18.

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The Mine Caper

By Mackenzie Reide

A daring plan to catch the Troll sets off a chain of events that reaches an explosive climax in this final chapter of The Adventurers trilogy.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Adventurers-Mystery-Troll-Creek/dp/098696476X/