Dad and Ben haven’t been getting along recently and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad’s plan and invites Ben’s thuggish buddy, Theo. The family dog, Atticus, comes along too and the story is told by Ben and Atticus. When their truck breaks down, they commandeer an old school bus, along with its mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run—and someone is following them.
Kindle Unlimited, or KU, is a service run by Amazon where you can sign up for a monthly fee and then read as many books that are available in the KU library as you want. (You can only borrow 10 books at a time, but you can return those 10 books and get new ones whenever you want.) If you read a lot and you read quickly, this is great option to read books for a very low price. (When you are browsing books on Amazon, you can tell if a book is in KU or not by looking for the small words Kindle Unlimited just above the book cover.)
(*I just want to point out that I’m not affiliated with the Kindle Unlimited program in any way. I just enjoy the service.)
There are books for all ages and of all genres in Kindle Unlimited. Here are some awesome middle grade books in KU:
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.
Writing my latest novel, Flying in a Cage, brought me more awareness of the different types of people with autism. I stumbled across a gem of a YouTube channel called Special Books by Special Kids. It is a vlog of interviews with children and adults with all different types of diagnosis. Several of them are on the autistic spectrum. I thought I’d share some here so you can get an insight into their lives.
Enter before July 4th 2018 for a chance to win:
You can enter here.
Kids come up with all sorts of excuses to stay up later than bedtime (usually sudden needs for water or the bathroom). If you leave a couple of books near their bed and tell them they can stay up for another fifteen minutes and read, they may grab the opportunity to prolong the inevitable, dreaded bedtime and take a look at a book.
Tip: Don’t tell a bookworm they can stay up reading. They will never go to sleep.