September Spotlight: Fall leaves shed to make way for new beginnings, and a new contest from Chanticleer!

Your book could earn a place in Chanticleer Reviews Hall of Fame for 2016 Best Books. All you have to do is to enter your manuscript or published novel in these terrific contests!

The GERTRUDE WARNER 2016 Awards for Middle Grade Chapter Books – Official Finalist List

Congratulations to these Finalists who will compete for The Gertrude Warner Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres. The subgenres are: Contemporary Middle Grade, Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, Mysteries, Historical, and Adventure.

A TOWN BEWITCHED by Suzanne de Montigny — Middle Grade Urban Mystery

A magical formula for the young adult audience: a high school full of competing cliques; a beautiful, mysterious stranger; a dark, malevolent presence; and a bold young woman to sets things right.

I, Mary: Book 3 of the Crofter Family Saga by Mike Hartner, an historical fiction middle grade book

An inspiring read that pulls at your heartstrings that sets the dreams of a young girl to the time of the English Civil War. If your middle grade reader loves "The Little House on the Prairie" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, then she will love reading "I, Mary."

LILA AND THE DANDELION by Sheryl Hershey, a children’s book about self-worth and valuing others

Filled with warm, sweet characters and an optimistic outlook, Sheryl Hershey’s children’s book Lila and the Dandelion helps children explore the important message of self-acceptance along with acceptance of others--even if they are different.

THE TREASURE OF OCRACOKE ISLAND by John Gillgren, third book in the Adventure of Cali Family Series

Gillgren’s children’s series "The Adventures of the Cali Family" offers a third treasure travel story that pushes mystery, family, and adventure into new depths of fun.

THE TREASURE OF MALAGA COVE by John Gillgren, an adventure children’s novel

Book one in Gillgren's children's adventure series will invite readers of all ages to set sail with the Cali family as they search for treasure in Malaga Cove.

LITTLE GUY by Heather Gardam, Book 2 in a delightful children’s series about farm life

Continuing from "Life on the Farm,"Gardam's book carries on to instill values of friendship, perseverance, and believing in one's self against the odds.