October 26, 2018

Every neighborhood has one. You know, the house that is just plain creepy -- the one that every child within five knows is owned by a witch, a ghost, or something just unspeakable. 

Yet, things are often not what they seem. In The Pomegranate Witch, author Denise D...

August 31, 2018

Imagine: The air is so hot that it actually feels heavy on your shoulders. The air conditioning in your house is broken. All you have been looking for is to bite into a slice of cold watermelon that has been sitting overnight in the refrigerator. For 12-year-old Della...

What does home look like? For 11-year-old Ari and her older brother Gage, home is not what it used to be. After losing both of their parents, the they move in with a guardian, but when Gage decides he must leave, he takes Ari with him. The catch is, he doesn't have an...

Who doesn't like a good scavenger hunt? For 12-year-old Emily, playing the Book Scavenger game helps her forget that her parents have moved the family to a strange city -- again. She spends her time cracking clues on the Book Scavenger website to locate books hidden ar...

After the Fall is an acclaimed picture book released last year, but older readers, please stick with me! 

Author Dan Santat follows the journey of Humpty Dumpty after he fell off the wall. What do you think happened? If you fell off a high wall and broke every bone (or...

After her mother left town, Cadence hid the special talent that was so like her mother's: a beautiful singing voice. For her tenth birthday, she promises God that she would use her talent, but on the eve of her eleventh birthday, she still doesn't have the courage to d...

February 23, 2018

Black and white. That's how Caitlyn likes her world. Everything has it's own place. Colors don't run together. But when her brother suddenly dies, she is forced to learn how to process her world in different ways. 

This middle-grade novel broke my heart in so many ways....

December 29, 2017

Memories are powerful. When Hope Scroggins is separated from her only sister Honey, memories are all she has. They are fading fast. 

This inventive middle-grades novel  brings readers into the inner workings of a large bank that stores memories and dreams and the vagabo...

November 24, 2017

Making a wish every day since the fourth grade has been easy, until now. If anyone deserved to have her wish come true, it was eleven-year-old Charlie. With a father in jail and a mother who seemed not to care, Charlie had been plucked out of her home and placed in fos...

October 27, 2017

Have you ever wanted a do-over? To new start to life? To begin again? During his seventh grade year, Paul Fischer had the opportunity for two do-overs. 

Just before the school year began, Paul's family moved from Texas to Tangerine, Florida. One thing was for certain: P...

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CAROLYN BENNET FRAISER is a published writer and creative writing instructor in Brevard, North Carolina, where she enjoys helping youth find their passion for writing. 

Carolyn is available to speak to children and youth about creative writing at your school or special event. 

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